End of Summer Activities and Events in Chicago

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End of Summer Fun in Chicago! Back to school season is upon us and the summer is just about to draw to a close. So what can you do to squeeze out that last bit of summer fun? Luckily, we’re having some gorgeous weather, so that allows for all kinds of park and forest preserve activities.   Here are some activities happening around Chicago in the coming weeks to enjoy as the summer winds down. On August 30th you can enjoy free Gyros in Chicago. You pick the place and time! You’ll need to sign up and print your coupon here or here. As we move into September there is Cabernet Day Chicago at the RedHead Piano Bar on September 1st.  $15 gets you a variety of wines to taste and some fine music to enjoy. Also on September 1st is the Free Hot Summer Nights Music and Dancing event at Chicago Botanic Gardens if you happen to be in the suburbs. Orqesta Con Son will play Latin music. There will also be dance instructors on hand to help you get your grove on. You could … [Read more...]

Northeast Cooling Sponsors Downtown Dash 9.10.11

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    Get Ready for Downtown Dash on September 10th in Chicago! Again this year, Northeast Cooling is proud to work with Leyla Arsan of Lotus Marketing Services and ING DIRECT in sponsoring their upcoming event, Downtown Dash! Northeast Cooling is the hardest working commercial refrigeration repair outfit in town and that means we are also the hardest playing outfit in town. A perfect event for us to sponsor! Downtown Dash is an Urban Scavenger Hunt like no other! Where else can you compete with your virtual friends in real time and in real life?  Two person teams will utilize Foursquare and Twitter to receive clues and complete physical challenges for this urban scavenger hunt. Think "The Amazing Race" only with Chicago providing the entire course! You could be running through a hotel lobby, hopping on the El, or paddling down the Chicago River to complete your challenge. Each challenge is sure to be an adventure in itself! At 11 am on … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Decadence in Chicago August 18/19

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Join Northeast Cooling at the Chicago Ice Cream and Gelato Festival as we indulge in two days of pure ice cream bliss.   Head on over to Grand Piazza at 1431 West Taylor Street in the heart of Little Italy on August 18th and 19th from 6-9 pm to experience the wonders of ice cream at The 3rd Annual Chicago Ice Cream & Gelato Festival. This isn’t just an ice cream cart on a hot summer’s day. It’s ice cream as an art form, lovingly crafted into gourmet decadence. Come out and see for yourself! There will be ice cream Chef Battles, Ice Cream Making demos, along with an Artisan Marketplace. Rest assured there will be plenty of mouth-watering ice cream to keep you cool! There will even be a book signing by author and ice officiando, Jeni Britton Bauer. Also on hand will be a Grill Section featuring great food, Finch Beer Co.  and Koval Distillery products, and good wine! Ice Cream provided by: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio Zingerman’s Creamery … [Read more...]

TechWeek 11 comes to Chicago July 22!

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TechWeek is quickly approaching and looks to be the biggest tech conference that Chicago has seen. This Friday, July 22nd, begins TechWeek in Chicago at The Merchandise Mart. The conference and Expo will continue through the 25th, with other sponsored events extending on to the 29th of July. TechWeek is a 4 day conference and Expo with over 150 speakers and more than 100 exhibitors. There are also 60 independent off-site events. Created by Geoff Domoracki, CEO of midVentures, and Jon Pasky, President of midVentures, TechWeek is showcasing Chicago as a new, emerging type of technology hub.  Here in Chicago such companies as Groupon, Orbitz, 37Signals, CareerBuilder, Motorola, GrubHub, Sears Holdings and hundreds of others flourish. midVentures has created an event to focus on the technology and business that is happening and growing right here in Chicago. Check out thenextweb’s site to see what they list as the Top 5 reasons to attend Tech Week. There’s also a discount code! … [Read more...]

Google+ Appears To Be A Big Hit In Chicago!

Google+ is off to a running start in Chicago. Many of the people in Northeast Cooling's social circles have been extremely active on the new network since its release. We have found the layout & categories on Google+ to be very handy when it comes to organizing networks. Here is a link to create your own custom Google+ URL. This is Mitch Byrne's custom URL  http://gplus.to/mitchbyrne If you have not received an invite yet leave a comment on this blog requesting one. We should have invites to give away soon! … [Read more...]

Cool Fourth of July Fun in Chicago


The 4th of July Weekend is upon us! It’s forcasted to be a scorcher, so make sure you have all your cooling equipment properly maintained so your event will run without a hitch! See our recent commercial refrigeration maintenance post for helpful hints: http://northeastcooling.com/spring-cleaning-commercial-refrigeration-equipment-comprehensive-maintenance-checklist/   Chicago is the perfect place to celebrate the Fourth of July! The Taste of Chicago in Grant Park will be in full swing through July 3rd. This giant festival of food and fun is one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer events! The Taste of Chicago provides a plethora of food choices and a myriad of great entertainment to millions of revelers each year. Be sure to check out this amazing FREE event!   Don’t miss the Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier on July 4th at 9:00 PM. Navy Pier will be providing an amazing fireworks display with a full musical backdrop. Navy Pier also offers fireworks … [Read more...]