Active Rain Birthday Party Chicago Style!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Mel Foster Co.

Chicago's Active Rain Birthday Cake by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                                             HAPPY  1ST  BIRTHDAY  TO  ACTIVE  RAIN !!!

The invitation went out to everyone on Craig Schiller's post: MANGIA! MANGIA! and Celebrate Active Rain in Chicago-land this June 16th.

Craig Schiller & Lola Audu by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

Craig Schiller made the arrangements at Maggianos Restaurant in Oak Brook, Illinois & Lola Audu was the first to post about it (even though she drove all the way back home that night to Michigan) with Recipie for an Active Rain Celebration...Chicago Land Style!

Lydia Heaton by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

Lydia Heaton planned all the events across the country and announced them in her post: Happy Birthday ActiveRain Big 5.  She also created a new group called ActiveRain Gatherings where people can post about all the fun get togethers we have!

Active Rain Birthday Party Beauties by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                            Sara Bonert, Laura LangLydia Heaton, and Michelle Taylor!

Blogging Babes Part II by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                   Standing are: Mrs. Eric (Heidi) Rogers, Lori Gilmore, and Kimberly Wester.

                         Seated are: Sara Bonert, Laura Lang, and Michelle Taylor.

Clement Makes A Point by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                       Greg Zaccagni, Clement Audu, and the lovely Lola Audu

Birthday Celebration by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                          Matt HeatonMike Wester, and Kimberly Wester

No Drinking At All by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                                There was no drinking at all, right Greg?

Serious Discussions by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                     Just serious discussions with Craig Schiller, Eileen Landau, and Julie Ferenzi.

Group Photo by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

This is a partial group photo.  Sorry about the quality, the mood lighting made a difficult picture.  Other attendees included: Justyna FrankRichard Parr, Laurie Dunnmire, Eric Rogers, and many more.  Those of you that I missed linking drop me a comment below and I will add you!

Thanks again to all the organizers and all of the attendees!  It was a great way to celebrate this milestone!

Lucky :)

Update (New Posts): "How Does Active Rain Make Money?" Chicago Wanted Answers.  by Craig Schiller

                               Happy Birthday Active Rain!  by Eileen Landau

                                         THANK YOU Active Rain For The Chicago Birthday Party  by Sara Bonert

  

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Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

Neal,

You'll have no problem with BB & TLW there!

You could probably collect admission!

Lucky :)

June 19, 2007 06:48 AM #50
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Greg Zaccagni
The Federal Savings Bank - Wheaton, IL
Illinois Mortgage Lender

Lucky:

Thanks for posting that photo!  They say the only bad press is no press so I'm happy you chose to include me.  I feel compelled to set the record straight that I had NO alcohol that day.  Perhaps you camera flash?

Even without alcohol I had a great time and look forward to meeting again in the future.

 Greg Z.

June 19, 2007 09:07 AM #51
Rainmaker
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
Looks like fun!  I'm thinking we need to get something going in Texas!!!
June 19, 2007 05:16 PM #52
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

Greg,

Is that your story and you're sticking to it?

Well, alrighty then!

Lucky :)

June 20, 2007 04:42 AM #53
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

Chris,

Sounds like a great idea!  You would be able to get a huge turnout down there and I'm sure that you'd find that it was worth your while.  Contact Lydia and she will assist you.

Good luck and have fun!

Lucky :)

June 20, 2007 04:44 AM #54
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Just gave the event a shout out on Zillow's corporate blog- http://www.zillowblog.com/zillow_blog/2007/06/active_rain_bir.html

June 21, 2007 09:52 AM #55
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Leo Namiot
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CT Mortgage Lender - FHA, VA - CT First Time Home Buyers, USDA, FHA, VA
Looks like it was a blast and everyone seems to be having a good time. Wish I was there
June 21, 2007 12:37 PM #56
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

Sara,

Nice post!  Way to work them both!

Lucky :)

June 21, 2007 07:04 PM #57
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
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Leo,

Are you going to make it to the New York event?

Lucky :)

June 21, 2007 07:05 PM #58
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Rob Lang
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Lucky,

Thanks for sharing the photos.  It was as if I was there.  Glad you were able to make it.  I'm hoping to be at the Hawaii gathering in Jan 2008 and attending CRS Sellabration!

Rob

June 23, 2007 01:56 PM #59
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
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Rob,

That would definitely be awesome!  Your second trip to Hawaii, right?

Lucky :)

June 24, 2007 05:54 AM #60
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Rob Lang
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Lucky,

Yes, but hopefully not my last.

Rob

June 24, 2007 06:59 AM #61
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Looked like a great Party. Smily

December 02, 2008 12:15 AM #62
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

Jenette,

It was!  Matt and Lydia enjoyed their time here in the Midwest!

Thanks for commenting!

Lucky :)

 

December 02, 2008 04:50 AM #63
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Lucky...

Little by little I'm trying to get all the AR Gatherings post back into the AR Gathering Group. Could you please edit and put this post back where it belongs? :)

<ActiveRain Gatherings>

TLW...ROAR!

December 02, 2008 05:39 AM #64
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Thank you :)

December 02, 2008 05:53 AM #65
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

TLW,

My Pleasure!  It is done.

I've also added:

NAR Convention Trip - Day Three and a half!

and the Infamous:

NAR Convention Trip - Day Three and a LATE NIGHT - ACTIVE RAIN PARTY - RATED PG

Hope it's not too spicey for you!

Lucky :)

December 02, 2008 06:04 AM #66
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

LOL...

Spicey? You know me better than that :)

TLW...ROAR!

December 02, 2008 07:49 AM #67
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Can you believe this was almost three years ago!!!  I just mentioned this event in a blog post about RainCamp Chicagohappening next week.  To compare this Windy City event to what RainCamp will be next week is pretty amazing.  I liked how in this post you mention the question du jour back then, how will Active Rain make money?  Well, now we at least have a better answer to that!  All the best to you Lucky, and all the other AR pioneers mentioned here. 

April 12, 2010 05:53 PM #68
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Lucky Lang
Mel Foster Co. - Davenport, IA
SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate

Sara,

Yes, isn't that crazy!?!

I saw the post about the RainCamp in Chicago.  Unfortunately, Laura and I were unable to attend because of her Dad's passing and funeral in Austin, Texas.

Hope all is well with you!

Take Care!

Lucky :)

April 25, 2010 07:53 AM #69
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