Author - Alison Ray

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Alison Ray - NPN Event & Social Media Director Alison joined the NPN staff team in 2012 to run great events like the annual Silent Auction and School Fairs.  She join NPN as a member before the birth of her oldest daughter in 2007.  An award-winning Certified Meeting Planner, Alison has over thirteen years’ experience as a professional meeting & event planner and eight years as the CEO of Metropolitan Marketing & Event Group. As the Managing Editor of  Sassy Moms in the City, Alison provides women with resources and information necessary to maintain sophisticated and sassy lifestyles while raising children in the city. Alison lives in Old Town with her husband and two sassy daughters.

NPN Online Auction: Ready, Set, Shop!

The NPN Silent Auction is 100% online! Put in an early maximum bid and don't worry about it - you will get an email notification if someone outbids you. It’s quick and easy to register and there is something for everyone - from Mother's Day Gifts to something just for you.  Remember, bidding closes Sunday May 6th at 9pm CST!  Start shopping here www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents


More than $65,000 in goodies - READY, SET, SHOP!


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Posted on May 03, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Alison Ray

NPN 2013 Online Auction - Guide to Great Bidding

The Biggest NPN Shopping Event of the year is open for Bidding!  (Closes Sunday May 5th - 9pm CST)

Now that you've had a chance see our more than $65,000 in goodies for you and your friends, make sure to place YOUR maximum bids online!  We know how crazy life can get - set your max bid and rest easy.  You can stop back in and visit "your items" or check your email notifications to make sure you are still in the lead.  This event is open to the public – tell your friends, post it on Fac...

Posted on May 02, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Alison Ray

You're Invited! NPN's Biggest Shopping Event of 2013

Chicago’s Biggest Online Shopping Event is here for you and your friends!

Scope out all of the fantastic items you want to bid on and create your very own shopping list.  GET REGISTERED to make sure you are ready to shop when bidding opens May 2nd.

This year - BIDDING CLOSES Sunday May 5th at 9pm CST - only 4 days to save on this amazing list.

Auction Site: www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents

Preview week: NOW! - Get registered to bid

Bidding: May 2-5 (bidding closes Sun...

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Alison Ray

NPN Silent Auction - Guide to Great Bidding

The Biggest NPN Shopping Event of the year is open for Bidding!  Mark your calendar that bidding closes at 9pm on Sunday May 6th.

Now that you've had a chance see our more than $60,000 in goodies for Chicago families, make sure to place YOUR maximum bids online!  We know how crazy life can get - set your max bid and rest easy.  You can stop back in and visit "your items" or check your email notification to make sure you are still in the lead.

How To Bid:


Go to: http://www.b...

Posted on May 01, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Alison Ray

You're Invited! NPN's Biggest Shopping Event of the Year

Chicago’s Biggest Online Shopping Event is here! Preview week lets you scope out all of the fantastic items you want to bid on.  GET REGISTERED to make sure you are ready to shop May 1st!

NPN’s Silent Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Shop local businesses, support city families, and save on more than $60,000 of items that are perfect for Chicago families.

Each year more than 300 businesses, nonprofits, and NPN Partners donate amazing items ranging from soccer classes...

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Alison Ray