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November 21, 2019 | 6-10 PM 

The Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation (i.c.stars) will host a “Techie Prom” at Wintrust Financial, 231 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago. Contact Amanda at amanda@icstars.org for info.

We congratulate i.c.stars for 20 years of connecting young adults with technology careers! 🎉👏🏾🙌🏼


December 18, 2019 | 5:00 – 8:30 PM
Hub88 TechTalk – BrewTech – Women in Craft Brewing

Come and check out this exciting TechTalk! And After Party!! Add to your calendar now.

Come join us as we explore the disruptive technologies and applications that are revolutionizing the way we live, work and learn.

Craft Breweries may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to technology. However, these local manufacturers of specialized beer employ a lot of technology that is unique to breweries.

We’ll cover topics such as:
– How they’re using data to make decisions
– Where technology fits into the supply chain
– The software they’re using to automate processes

Moderator: Erin Hallstrom is an award-winning communications expert and product manager with a special focus in content development and strategy. She’s an authority on SEO and website analytics and runs Erin Hallstrom Consulting (https://276media.wordpress.com), where she helps people and brands amplify and connect on an authentic level. In her spare time, Erin also enjoys performing improv and indulging in the craft beers that Chicagoland has to offer.


Emily Slayton, Co-Owner, Skeleton Key Brewery

As co-owner of Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge, Emily is a sometimes-brewer and always-brainstormer. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and teaches the Front-of-House and Capstone courses for COD’s Business of Craft Beer program. In her free time, she enjoys foraging for new ingredients and planning imaginary vacations. More than anything, she loves a good project.

Lisa Gregor, Owner, Church Street Brewing Company

Lisa is involved in all aspects of the Church Street Brewing Company. This family-owned brewery was started many years ago when Lisa’s son in college came home on a break and encouraged his dad to get into home brewing. One thing led to another and seven years later, Church Street Brewing Company is an award-winning, thriving and expanding brewery located in Itasca, Illinois. Lisa transferred her Northwestern University MBA, healthcare industry background and ‘Mom- of-four-busy-children in sports, etc.’ into the multifaceted demands of running a brewery. Her favorite aspect of being in charge is all the different hats she gets to wear on a daily basis, from the attention to details required to turn out consistently award-winning brew, to sales, to vendor and customer relationships and to the accounting and community needs. Each moment holds its own challenges and rewards.

Raiye Rosado, Co-Founder and President, Rabid Brewing

Raiye Rosado, co-founder and President of Rabid Brewing, an expert in Apple technology and student of the arts, has spent decades cultivating a range of modern renaissance skills ultimately leading to brewing and brewery ownership. Blending art and business, she has helped to create a true artist’s taproom with beers that people love and a vision people believe in. An award-winning singer, Raiye supersedes the duties of operations management by participating in the art created at Rabid Brewing both with her voice and in the heavy lifting of the brewing process itself.

Where: Hub88 at Nokia, 2000 Lucent Lane, Naperville, 60563


  • Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
  • Panel 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (networking 5-5:30),
  • 7:00 pm Holiday Gathering and Brew Tour, Granite City

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

COMING:  InspirHER Tech 2020

An immersive, conference-style gathering designed to inform, challenge and inspire women in Information Technology to elevate their careers + retool businesses for an inclusive IT work culture to the benefit of all their employees and their bottom line.