Past Events

Dog Walking with TAP-Chicago

Dog walking event with TAP-Chicago

Dog walking event with TAP-Chicago

Kick off spring with the TAP-Chicago community service team and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends at Chicago Canine Rescue! We will be walking dogs and enjoying the outdoors around the Forest Glen Woods preserve. Space is limited! So sign up ASAP. First timers and experts are welcome.

The Chicago Canine Rescue was founded in 2001 to help find permanent homes for dogs considered too young, old, ill, or have special needs that would otherwise be euthanized at local shelters. There are currently 80 or so dogs at the Rescue that would love to your attention and care!

Details:
1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Photo ID is required.
2. Please print and fill out Chicago Canine Rescue’s volunteer waiver form
3. All volunteers must arrive on time at 10:00 am for mandatory orientation and dog handling instructions. No Asian time =P
4. You must register via Eventbrite link below to secure your spot as space is limited

Questions? Please contact Shannon Wen at swen904@gmail.com

To learn more about Chicago Canine Rescue, please visit:
http://www.chicagocaninerescue.com/

To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit:
http://www.tapchicago.org/

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TAP Chicago – Cinco de Mayo Networking Mixer

TAP Chicago - Cinco de Mayo Networking Mixer

TAP Chicago – Cinco de Mayo Networking Mixer

Join TAP-Chicago and fellow Chicagoland young professionals for a Cinco de Mayo celebratory networking mixer on Thursday, May 3rd at Ronero Chicago. Ronero/Esco Bar is one of Chicago’s hottest bars/clubs with its upscale Latin American restaurant and speakeasy-style rum bar.

If you’re new to the area, looking to meet new young professionals or simply want to socialize with old friends, come out and help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style.

This will be an extra special networking session as we’ll also be sharing details on this year’s upcoming Lunar Ball celebration. Early bird tickets are on sale now!

Registered guests will enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail and passed appetizers (ceviche, empanadas and mini Cubano sandwiches).

Registration: $5 general admission and at the door. Get your ticket now on Eventbrite

Getting There: West Loop, close to Morgan El stops and several CTA buses.

Questions? Contact the organizers:
Yuange Yang – yuange@tapchicago.org
Kevin Chang – kevin@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago partners up with Exodus

After fleeing persecution or war in their homeland, refugees approved for resettlement arrive in the U.S. with nearly nothing. Separated from their families and friends, as they start their lives again in a foreign country, one of their most basic needs is setting up a new home and household supplies. Through Exodus’s Care Pack program, you’ll provide families an assortment of essential items during an in-person visit (1-3 hours) that shows love and hospitality to our refugee neighbors. We have already made some care packs; volunteers are welcome to contribute additional supplies to care packs if they choose.

Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite at https://tapchicagoexodus.eventbrite.com

Getting There: We will first meetup up at a central location in Rogers Park for orientation and then split into various teams and carpool to different houses. More details will be provided for those who register.

Questions? Contact the Organizers
Kevin: kaiwen.sp@gmail.com
Quinn: qguan2@gmail.com

Exodus World Service mobilizes the community to welcome and befriend refugees by connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects and equipping leaders to advocate on behalf of refugees. Find out more about Exodus at http://exodusworldservice.org.

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Cup of Tea Conversations

Join TAP as we collaborate with Chinese-American Service League (CASL) in their Saturday morning tea time program! This program helps Chinese immigrants develop their conversational English. Each volunteer gets a vocabulary packet with different dialogues and new words to learn and put to use. Come enjoy a hot cup of tea and warm-hearted conversations as we help one another and give back to the community.

Get your ticket on Eventbrite today!

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Spring Mixer April 12 at Untitled

Untitled Supper Club is a contemporary revival of a classic 1920’s Prohibition-era upscale dining establishment mixed with a classic social club featuring live music and vintage cabaret-style entertainment. Untitled offers one of America’s largest Whiskey and Bourbon selection to pare with the Michelin rated food.

On top of the fine dining and networking events, Untitled will also be playing host to a burlesque show named Birthday Suit – A Celebration for Michelle L’Amour starting at 9pm. Don’t miss out! Get your ticket at Eventbrite today.

Your ticket includes:
– A Drink Ticket
– Happy Hour specials
– Free Raffle Prize Entry
– A Color coded name tag
– The Best Networking in Chicago
– FREE Burlesque Show

Please bring your business cards to distribute and for the free door prize raffle.

The event will proceed in all weather, therefore there will be no refunds.

Attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid ID.

Untitled is located behind two large, unmarked doors, in the heart of River North at 111 W. Kinzie

 

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TAP-Chicago February Happy Hour @Bounce Sporting Club

Come celebrate the new year with new and old friends at TAP-Chicago February Happy Hour on Wednesday, February 28nd at the newest and hottest venue in River North, Bounce Sporting Club!

Bounce opened recently with its unparalleled style and ambiance of a chic nightclub meets the iconic energy of a sports arena known for lively dining, sips, and sports-centered revelry. Bounce Chicago is poised to forever change the Chicagoan definition of a “sports bar” with the delivery of an unmatched entertainment experience. The N.Y. import specializes in big games, allowing customers to enjoy a hip, upscale experience in a hybrid sports bar/nightclub that attracts professional athletes, DJs, and socialites. TAP guests will enjoy appetizers as well as food/drink specials:

$5 House wine, beer, sangria, and wells drinks
$5 Happy Hour Bar Bites including: Wings or strips, Flatbread (truffle mushroom, buffalo chicken, or hot sausage), Fried cauliflower, Fried mutz curds, Smoked chicken nachos, Fried mac & cheese, Truffle cheese tater tots, and House cut bistro fries.
Cost: Free ticket in advance by Wednesday, February 21, $5 afterwards and at the door.

RSVP Here.

Questions? Email:
Lisa Mansmith: Leemoozee15@gmail.com

To find out more about Bounce Sporting Club, check out their website: https://www.bouncesportingclub.com/upcoming-chicago/

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Asian American Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs 2018

Asian American Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs 2018On Thursday, February 15, 2018 join AMOA, 1871, and community partners at the 1871 Auditorium inside the Merchandise Mart as we hear from prominent Chicagoland Asian American leaders and entrepreneurs. The panelists will discuss their journeys to success and offer advice to those seeking to advance their careers or start new businesses. There will be a networking reception following the discussion and Q&A. Light food and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be served.

Listen to a panel of prominent Asian American business leaders and entrepreneurs as they discuss their journeys to success and offer advice to those seeking to advance their careers or start new businesses. A networking reception with light food and beverages will follow the panel program and Q&A.

Get your ticket here.

Questions? please email: Connie Yip connie@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago Ice Skating Event

Let’s go ice skating with TAP @Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon on Saturday, January 20th! Admission is free. Rental charge for ice skates is $14 or feel free to bring your own. The Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon is located in the heart of downtown Chicago near Millennium Park.

About Skating Ribbon:

The skating ribbon is dramatically different from typical civic ice rinks, creating a multisensory activity that is integrated into the landscape. Skaters can experience “alpine in the city” as they lace up their ice skates and follow a path twice the length of a lap around a traditional skating rink. Complementing the ribbon are places to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and rent skates. In the summertime, the Ribbon can be used to watch climbers on the climbing wall.

Additional Information:
•Parking: Available at Millennium Lakeside Garages
•Skate sizes available are child’s size 8 through men’s size 13. Figure and hockey skates available.
•Locker space is available for bag storage.

RSVP here.

Questions?

Please refer to the Maggie Daley Park official website:
http://maggiedaleypark.com/things-to-do-see/skating-ribbon/

Email: Lisa Mansmith, leemoozee15@gmail.com

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TAP-Chicago January Happy Hour @Benchmark

Come socialize with new and old friends at TAP-Chicago January Happy Hour @Benchmark (second floor) on Thursday, January 25th!

Benchmark is one of Chicago’s most popular and fun bar/restaurant in the old town neighborhood. The whole second floor is reserved for our TAP members. Guests will enjoy appetizers as well as drink specials:

$12 Domestic Buckets
$3 Domestic Bottles
$5 Svedka Drinks
RSVP and get your free tickets early! $5 for walkins, non-refundable.

BENCHMARK, A FOUR CORNERS® TAVERN
It pairs great food and drinks with friendly service and strives to provide our customers with a powerful experience each time they visit. Our Benchmark concept is the perfect fit for the Old Town area in Chicago.

The Benchmark menu includes some new and creative items as well as updated twists on familiar menu favorites. With 46 TV’s Benchmark is the perfect place to catch a game with old friends or make some new ones. The highlight of the venue is the first of its kind, fully retractable roof covering most of the 2nd floor. It’s Chicago’s first convertible beer garden.

RSVP here.

Questions? E-mail:
Zi Lin: linzicareer@gmail.com

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TAP-Chicago Goes To Blockchain: The New Digital Trust

In the midst of this year’s cryptocurrency frenzy, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs invites TAP-Chicago to join a discussion among industry leaders about the blockchain, potential applications, and surprising industries set to be revolutionized by this disruptive technology. Use code TAP to enjoy a discounted member registration rate. To sign up and see more details about the event, please go to:
https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/blockchain-new-digital-trust

If you are not able to join us at the talk, we will be socializing afterwards at Commons Club. Meet us there at 8 pm!

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