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VIDEO: I-GO’s 2011 Member Holiday Party

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

I-GO Car Sharing’s amazing holiday celebration of its members took place Dec. 1, complete with a new themed name: the “Chicago Shares Celebration,” honoring our city’s emerging sharing economy. Revelers enjoyed savory food and drink, vied for sweet raffle prizes, and heard all about I-GO’s money-saving, eco-friendly accomplishments and big, bold plans for 2012.

As in the past few years, I-GO again enjoyed the generous support of the Merchandise Mart, which provided a lovely party room on the 15th floor (with scenic skyline views for the attendees to enjoy, no less) and offered our guests free entry to its One of a Kind Show and Sale. It was a great opportunity to mingle and take pride in being part of a progressive community.

Read one member’s close-up account of the party here.

A giant thank you to Merchandise Mart Properties, Sierra Nevada, Eli’s Cheesecake, Joffrey Ballet, Hotel Allegro, Christina Frances Photography, Flying Colors Media, and Bull & Bear, which kept the fun going with a festive after party.

More details on the I-GO holiday party

Friday, November 18th, 2011

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration

The Merchandise Mart, 15th FloorThursday, December 1, 5:30-8pm

You already know about car sharing, but what about all of the other opportunities in Chicago to collaboratively save money and reduce your carbon footprint? Come to the “Sharing Celebration” to mingle with other enthusiasts, and explore a bounty of knowledge on this transformative sector.

Enjoy savory eats, festive drinks, FREE entry to the Mart’s One of a Kind Show and Sale, and amazing raffle prizes from:

Extreme Organizing, Green Home Experts, Joffrey Ballet, Hotel Allegro, Newleaf Natural Grocery, Painted Light Photos & Framing, Uncommon Ground, Bark Bark Club, El Cid, M2 Boutique, Katherine Anne Confections and more!

Bring your friends, family, and colleagues who want to join I-GO: The first 10 people to join at the party pay only a $25 application fee ($50 savings) and receive a bonus, $50 of driving credits!

Cost to Attend:

Free for I-GO Members

$5 – Friends, Family, Colleagues of I-GO Members; and Constituents of Sharing Fair Participants

$10 – General Admission

Pre-Registration Requested. Register Now.

The I-GO Team

Thank you to Merchandise Mart Properties, Sierra Nevada, Eli’s Cheesecake, Christina Frances Photography, and the One of A Kind Show for their generous contributions.

I-GO Chicago Shares Celebration Sponsor Logos

Join us at I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration, Dec 1

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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Celebrate the Spirit of Sharing with I-GO!

The Merchandise Mart, 15th Floor, Market Square Library Room
Thursday, December 1, 5:30-8pm

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

Hobnob with fellow members and Chicago’s leading sharing institutions at I-GO’s “Chicago Shares Celebration!”

Amid festive entertainment, get a sneak peek of I-GO’s exciting plans for 2012, our 10th anniversary! New to the party this year, a Sharing Fair provides you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the many facets of Chicago’s emerging sharing economy.

Enjoy savory eats, festive drinks, and amazing raffle prizes. As always, attendees will receive FREE entry to the Mart’s One of a Kind Show and Sale.

Bring your friends, family, and colleagues who want to join I-GO: The first 10 people to join at the party pay only a $25 application fee ($50 savings) and receive a bonus, $50 of driving credits!

Join us directly after the event at Bull & Bear for the Official After Party and enjoy one complimentary drink upon arrival!

Cost to Attend:
Free for I-GO Members
$5 – Friends, Family, Colleagues of I-GO Members; and Constituents of Sharing Fair Participants
$10 – General Admission
Pre-Registration Requested. Register Now.

Happy holidays from the I-GO Team !

Thank you to Merchandise Mart Properties, Sierra Nevada, Eli’s Cheesecake, Joffrey Ballet, Hotel Allegro, Bull & Bear, and Christina Frances Photography for their generous contributions.

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Directions to the Merchandise Mart:

By CTA Train
Brown Line to Merchandise Mart station
Blue, Orange, Pink, Green lines to Clark/Lake station
Red Line to Lake or Grand stations

By CTA Bus
#65 Grand, #22 Clark, #125 Water Tower Express, #156 LaSalle and many other downtown bus routes

By Metra
Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station are less than a mile from the Mart.

For detailed travel information: www.transitchicago.com (CTA) and www.goroo.com (RTA)

Save the date for the I-GO member holiday party!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

We know how busy everyone’s lives get around the holidays, so we’re giving you advance notice for an exciting event we are planning. Got your calendar out? Here are the details:

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration
Thurs, Dec 1, 5:30-8:30pm
Merchandise Mart, 15th Floor

We’ll have savory food and drinks, music, raffle prizes, and Chicago’s very first “Sharing Fair” where you can expand your knowledge of the many facets of Chicago’s emerging sharing economy.

Guests will also receive free tickets to the Mart’s One of a Kind Show & Sale, featuring inspired gifts by more than 600 artists and artisans from all over North America.

It’s sure to be a great time, so don’t miss out! I-GO members: Look for a formal invite very soon.

VIDEO: I-GO members testify!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

At our recent holiday party — attended by nearly 500 car-sharing fans — we asked I-GO members why they use our service and what they like most about it. We also took the opportunity to announce some impressive statistics on how much money our members saved and how many metric tons of CO2 they helped reduce this past year. We can all be quite proud of our shrinking carbon footprint.

Here’s our video recap. Enjoy!

I-GO members testify! from I-GO Car Sharing on Vimeo.

I-GO holiday party update

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Earlier this week we emailed our holiday party invite to I-GO members. We’ll send it out again in a few days, with some additional details. But if you didn’t see it yet, and would like to attend our annual bash, we’ve posted the invitation on our site. Check it out, and then just email us at greenparty@igocars.org with the names of those attending and their email addresses (so we can contact everyone with any updates or reminders).

It’s gonna be a great one this year. Merchandise Mart Properties has generously provided us with a killer space, and several other business supporters are pitching in with food and drink, prizes, and more. We’ll be updating folks as the attractions expand! The one thing that won’t expand: your waistline. We’re dishing up healthy holiday fare with organic flair. Mmmm. Now that’s a green holiday party.

Get your jollies with I-GO

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Enjoy parties? Making new, likeminded friends? Networking in a sleek setting that swaps seminars for DJ beats, festive libations, and raffle prizes? Then SAVE THE DATE: I-GO is throwing a holiday party for members and their friends Thursday evening, December 3, at the Merchandise Mart. (Just wait until you see the view from our sweet digs.) Admission? Gratis. Bonus prize: It takes place in conjunction with the Mart’s “One of a Kind Show and Sale,” easily one of Chicago’s best holiday shopping bazaars, featuring unique gifts from more than 500 artists, artisans, and designers. And if you come to the party, you get into the show for free. Can’t beat that one with a candy cane. Stayed tuned for future posts with more details and RSVP info.