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REFF Member-Only Special Interest Groups
Want even more networking with fellow members in a smaller, more personal setting? Join our special interest groups that meet as regularly as monthly and are designed to seamlessly add REFF and more networking opportunities into your day-to-day activities.

  • MUMs Group
    Host: Sheila Urban (Phoenix Builders)

    This interest group is oriented towards new moms and moms-to-be and includes a regular email chain with information sharing, as well as occasional in-person gatherings.
  • Book Club (New!)
    Hosts: Becca Brielmaier (JLL) & Olga Olejniczak (Ryan Companies)

    This monthly gathering is an opportunity for members to unite, engage in lively discussions about novels and reconnect. We encourage all members to propose literary works for our reading list and even take the lead in hosting our monthly meetings.
  • Fitness Group
    Host: Caroline Seski (Prime Finance)
    This interest group is oriented towards those who want to stay active while socializing with other REFF Members. Activities will likely include: running, cycling, yoga and other fitness classes.

  • Restaurant Group
    Host: Dori Levy (Redstone Investments)
    Each month, the host reserves a table for 6-8 REFF members to break bread, get to know each other, and explore Chicago's foodie scene.

  • Business Lunch Group
    Host: Caity Tirakian (JLL)
    This interest group invites 4-8 REFF members to connect over a monthly lunch downtown.
  • Dog Moms
    Host: Emma Ewing (Katz, Sapper & Miller)
    Feeling guilty leaving your four-legged co-worker at home? Dog Moms is for dog owners and lovers alike. Our meetups are usually on the weekend and at pet friendly locations like breweries or dog parks.

    Sign Up for a SIG
    Head to your member profile and check the SIG(s) of your choice to be added to upcoming event emails.


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