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Jane Canepa Invites You To Connect & Be Social!

February 22, 2017 Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome! In honor of the 40th Anniversary we have launched The Eventors' monthly newsletter. We're jammin' up your internet highway! Check your inbox monthly to stay connected with Jane and her network! Name it! Join our "Name the Newsletter" contest! Submit your ideas to us for a chance to win a Lunch date with Jane Canepa at Gioco Italian Restaurant ( Enter your submission via email at We will announce the winner on Facebook, Twitter and the next newsletter! Good luck!

THE EVENTORS, INC. CELEBRATING 40 YEARS! 1976-2017 Welcome to The Eventors’ Newsletter connecting people to the Jane Network. I am celebrating a couple of milestones this year: The Eventors, Inc. is commemorating 40 years in business and I am celebrating my 25th year of teaching events and promotions at Columbia College Chicago. And, check out our new website at

Our Mission We have been serving clients worldwide since 1976. The Eventors Inc, offers big-agency expertise with a boutique, entrepreneurial mindset. Our talented team provides the personalized attention to meet the needs of our clients. Social Media Social Hour is Here!

Join Jane at Kiki's Bistro the last Monday of every month from 5:30 pm – 7 pm for a fun and social night. Bring your smile and business cards for networking. Dinner and drink specials will be offered. RSVP to or call 312.217.JANE (5263).

Next meeting: Monday, February 27

Kiki's Bistro

900 N. Franklin Street

Chicago, IL 60610


Georges “Kiki” Cuisance In 1968, I followed my dear, late, sister Mary Anne, my mentor and best friend to Chicago. Our family hailed from Baraboo, Wisconsin and the bright lights of Chicago beckoned us! Mary was the Manager of Special Events & Promotions at Carson Pirie Scott & Co., the iconic department store located at the world’s busiest corner, State & Madison. My sister Antoinette and I were members of a Carson’s summer employment program called “College Board”. We were introduced to Georges “Kiki” Cuisance as Mary and her co-workers and would (retire) to LeBordeaux the subterranean authentic French bistro owned by Mr. Cuisance. Kiki would scurry around and serve the patrons his delectable French cuisine and fine wines. It was there that I was introduced to a menu of fine food and wines that were never even heard of in Baraboo! Kiki came to Chicago 50 years ago and began his career at Maxim’s de Paris on the Gold Coast as a wine sommelier. Today he is the proud owner of Kiki’s Bistro located on the “Rue de Kiki” at 900 North Franklin in River North. Kiki is “the Renaissance man” of River North, credited with bringing life back to that area in 1990. Kiki and I have been friends for over 50 years and I still enjoy his company and the finest French cuisine in Chicago. We work on public relations, marketing and promotion for Kiki and it is truly a pleasure. Meet Members of The Jane Network

Rozana Audisho - Director of Special Events & Public Relations

Ms. Audisho graduated in 2002 from Columbia College with a Marketing Communications Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in Public Relations. She began her publicity and events career as an intern and later an employee for The Eventors, Inc. Rozana can be reached at 213.909.2415 or

Maggie Weiterman - Marketing Professional Graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2005, Maggie Weiterman has remained in contact with Jane, where she is coordinating the efforts of the Jane Network to connect former Columbia College students to each other through Jane. Ms. Weiterman has a long career in the not-for-profit arena. For nearly a decade, she served as the Manager of Grants & Operations and the Manager of Marketing and Communications at SGA Youth and Family Services in Chicago. Ms. Weiterman recently transitioned into event marketing and client services at Catalyst Ranch, Chicago's most creative meeting and event space.

Nezar Ziyad - VP of Marketing

After nearly two decades since graduating Columbia College with a B.A., in Marketing Communication, Nezar reconnected with Jane. As the VP of Marketing for the Chicagoland area, Mr. Ziyad oversees all the marketing campaigns for the country's premier distributor of quality Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food products, driving its sales, branding, and name from coast to coast. Jane and her associates at The Eventors are street teams and brand ambassadors for Wild Garden Hummus Snack Box to Go. To learn more about Wild Garden Hummus visit

25th Anniversary in Teaching and hosting Jammin with Jane Jane Canepa has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago since 1991. Hired by Mort Kaplan of Ketchum Public Relations fame, the school needed a special events teacher. Jane was one of a handful of professionals in Chicago who were actively planning, promoting and publicizing special events. The class flourished and the hands on experience began by having students participate in special events as a way to earn a grade in the class. The Eventors served as the public relations agency for the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, Hinckley & Schmitt Bottled Water, and Hilda of Iceland, a woolen goods manufacturer based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Jane and her staff managed public relations and marketing campaigns on a local, national and international basis. These relationships expanded to numerous amateur athlete sporting events for a myriad of charities and fundraising groups. Jane was involved with The City of Chicago, the Mayor's Office of Special Events, and is a lifetime member of the Publicity Club of Chicago. By publicizing and promoting the Shamrock Shuffle, Taste of Chicago, Chicago Marathon, The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, and The Thanksgiving Day Parade, matching Columbia College students with these events was a great opportunity. A final exam event project grew out of an idea by some of the first students. Plan an event as the end of semester activity. A small but well organized “Graduation party” was held at the Chicago Marriott in 1991 and the seed for future final exams was born. Today, “Jammin with Jane” is the final exam project for the classes that are part of Columbia College’s Business & Entrepreneurship Department. Visit to learn more about the event. “EVERYDAY IS A SPECIAL EVENT! MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!” Sign Up! Receive updates from The Eventors, Inc. by emailing us at Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Jane E. Canepa President, The Eventors, Inc. 312.217.JANE (5263)

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