NPN Connections

Fun and unique events for families all over Chicago.  Our fabulous sponsors and partners want to help us provide you with more opportunities to play, talk, learn, unwind, and most importantly connect!

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  NPN's Business Networking Event @ GEMS World Academy
Location: GEMS World Academy
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM · Jan 22, 2019
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Validation provided for reduced parking at the Tides parking lot (SP+ Parking). Entrance just around the corner on North Field Blvd.
Cost: NPN business, non-profit & school members login to your NPN account to register for FREE. $10 for non-members
Coordinator: Jana Kline

Join NPN and 30+ family-friendly professionals at our quarterly networking event. NPN's business membership is comprised of like-minded professionals from around Chicago and mostly represent businesses, schools and non-profits that serve city families. Each attendee should be interested in expanding their professional network.

GEMS is located at 350 East South Water Street in the Lakeshore East community. It can be tricky to find parking. Please see directions for access and parking lot below:

  • Take Columbus to Upper Randolph and turn left at light. 
  • At the next stop, turn left onto North Field Blvd. which will bring you into the Lakeshore East park area. 
  • Drive down the hill and turn right onto Benton Place, which will take you around the park. Benton Place becomes Westshore Dr. then turns into East South Water Street. 
  • Just after the next stop sign, turn right after the boulevard divider (you will be driving the wrong way but must because of construction barriers)  you will access the Tides parking garage on your left.
  • Bring parking ticket into GEMS to get validation for reduced parking.                                                                           
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Amy Johnson Director of Volunteers for NPN, Amy became a member in 2006 shortly before her first son was born. Prior to working for NPN, she volunteered by co-chairing the West Town Club and hosting a New Moms Group. Amy is active in her school community and serves on her Local School Council. Amy loves raising her kids in the city and exploring Chicago with her family and friends. She especially loves working and playing with NPN's amazing network of families and volunteers.

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