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    • 12/15/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
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    Celebrate the holiday season with CFE at the Annual Holiday Brunch.  Members will gather for good food, conversation and a holiday gift exchange.  Julie Durkin has agreed to host this year's brunch at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview.

    $45 per person includes a brunch buffet and mimosa bar. 

    In keeping with the festive tradition of the brunch, there will be a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift ($35 value) for the exchange.


    • 12/18/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Marcel's, 490 N Main St, Glen Ellyn

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
    The next West Suburban Book Club includes a cooking class at Marcel’s in Glen Ellyn, featuring Chef Brandy Fernow.   This month's book that served as inspiration for the class is Delicious!  A Novel by Ruth Reichl.

    Take a moment to exhale. Sharing food with friends in a relaxed setting is one of life’s great pleasures. Cheers to that! Escape the hustle and bustle with a delicious meal and bubbles paired to each recipe. Tuck the to-do list in your purse, turn the phone to silent and escape the hustle and bustle for a delicious dinner meant to be lingered over, shared with great friends, and enjoyed.

    On the menu: St. Germain Sparkling Cocktail and other Bubbles, Pear and Hazelnut Salad with Spiced Pecans and Persimmon Crisps, Rosemary Crusted Salmon with Caramelized Shallots, Creamy Gruyere Spinach Gratin, and Gingerbread Cakes with Warm Vanilla Cream Sauce

    • 01/16/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Ladder Up, 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite C2-100, Chicago (inside the Apparel Center)

    The Giving Back Exchange is proud to continue its annual partnership with Ladder Up to assist Chicago families with completing their tax returns thereby keeping more of their hard-earned money.  In 2019, CFE volunteers completed 112 returns totaling $362,126 in refunds!  Join us this year as we aim to return even more money to members of our community.

    Ladder Up will provide a targeted tax training for CFE Members.  The training will take place at the Ladder Up office located in the Apparel Center on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  However, if this date is not convenient, tax training sessions are available throughout Dec. & Jan. at the Ladder Up offices, as well as: Harold Washington College, Aurora, Buffalo Grove, Wilbur Wright & Evanston. To view a map and dates of those training locations click here.  

    See the website for specific details & to register:  www.goladderup.org.

    Register today through Ladder Up: CFE Ladder Up Registration Site

    Note, the CFE Annual Meeting & Winter Social begins at 5:30 at The East Bank Club. There are two entrances to access the Ladder Up offices.  350 West Mart Center (recommended for training) and 350 N. Orleans.


    CFE will once again sponsor three volunteer opportunities on Saturdays in February, from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at T
    he Greater Chicago Food Depository (new & bigger  location — about 4 miles away from our old site-WIC Western!). 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place (right off I55 & Pulaski)

    2020 Volunteer dates are: Feb. 8, 15 & 22 (8:30-12:00)

    CFE Ladder Up Registration Site


    Getting to the Ladder Up office for Training: Enter the Apparel Center through the Holiday Inn lobby on 350 W. Mart Center (Also called Wolf Point Plaza). As you enter the lobby at the end take the escalators 2 flights down to level C2 (if needed, there is an elevator on the Holiday Inn side of the lobby where the escalator comes up from the concourse). Once at Level C2, enter the hallway and turn right. Our Suite is C2-100 and it should be down the hall, we have a glass wall and you will be able to see inside. If you get lost please call our office 312-466-0771 and we can steer you in the right direction.

    If you are coming from the CTA Brown/Purple line: Merchandise Mart stop. Walk down the second floor of Merchandise Mart and the skywalk will connect you to the Apparel Center. You will pass the River Room keep walking until you get to the escalators. Take the escalators down and turn right to get to the general main lobby where you will take the escalators 2 flights down to level C2 (if needed, there is an elevator on the Holiday Inn side of the lobby where the escalator comes up from the concourse). Once at Level C2, enter the hallway and turn right. Our Suite is C2-100 and it should be down the hall, we have a glass wall and you will be able to see inside. If you get lost please call our office 312-466-0771 and we can steer you in the right direction.

    • 01/16/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • East Bank Club, 500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago
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    Join CFE as we celebrate another successful year of programming, networking and exchanging. 

    We will hold our Annual Meeting to vote on new board members, and acknowledge outgoing board members and officers.  Learn what CFE has planned for 2020. 

    The rest of the evening is reserved for food, drink, good conversation, and engaging with your fellow CFE members.



    • 01/28/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD
    Registration is closed

    The Transitions Exchange invites you to continue the conversation: The Next Ten Years Part II. CFE members met in October for an intimate discussion surrounding professional and personal transitions.  The dynamic exchange that occurred, members learning from other member experiences, left attendees wanting more.  

    Mark your calendar and plan to join us on January 28th!  Attendance at the first session is not required to participate.  More details on venue and registration coming soon.  

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Chicago, IL  60604 - 4434
312-833-8782
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