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PHOTOS: Connect Inspire Grow Spring Social

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By Dawgelene Sangster- There is a good reason why so many people love Monika Rydz. It’s not just her smile or beauty that captures the attention, but it is her drive in connecting and appreciating what others contribute to the world, that makes her so amazing. We attended her annual “Spring Social” for Connect.Inspire.Grow. which highlights amazing Chicagoans that lead the way in entrepreneurship and giving. Our previous article here talks about each honoree for this event.

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The event was held at the beautiful Godfrey Chicago hotel on west Huron street, known for its chic environment, awesome staff and beautiful Chicago views. We chatted it up and visited sponsors on hand to include Frank Ferrarese and Nicole Skalbanja from Western & Southern Life, the intelligent and sharp Vlad Moldavskiy from Meet Advisors and Mabbly; the team from CASA of Cook County, and the awesome Kayak Dave from Kayak Chicago. Please be sure to check out the pictures, support Monika’s mission for Connect.Inspire.Grow, check out the pictures and support the sponsors!


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