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Social Media & Cheesecake Tweet Up

Eli’s Cheesecake partered with Barbara Maldonado to organize a Tweet Up on Social Media and cheesecake! Many Twitter followers and social networking gurus attended this fun event to network with others in person, enjoy breakfast at Eli’s, and learn about different companies’ involvement with Social Media. A special thanks to our sponsors: COUNTRY Financial, Wright College, Chicago High School for Ag Sciences and Bright Endeavors.

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@elischeesecake Named as one of the top Twitter Sites for Chicago Tourist Attractions by

What is Eli’s Cheesecake? Well, first it was created by a real person, Eli M. Schulman, the famed restaurateur and owner of Eli’s the Place for Steak; second, it continue to be a family business dedicated to quality, innovation and great taste; and third, it is housed at Eli’s Cheesecake World, our state of the art bakery & dessert cafe on Chicago’s northwest side.

Eli’s was honored recently when, the new web for the Chicago Tribune and RedEye posted an article by Craig Kannalley of BreakingTweets on Chicago tourist attractions active on Twitter. We were honored that Eli’s Cheesecake World, our home, is listed with some distinguished company, namely, the Adler Planetarium, Buckingham Fountain, the Lions at the Art Institute, the Chicago Theatre, Cloud Gate at Millennium Park and the Field Museum.

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Eli’s Welcomes Social Media and Cheesecake Tweet-Up on July 23rd

Join Eli’s Cheesecake, Barbara Maldano and a great group of local internet professional for the Social Media and Cheesecake Tweet-up (free) next Thursday, the 23rd of July at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market.

This is family day at the Farmers Market and we have activities all morning long highlighted by a performance by the Red Moon Theatre.

Please join Barbara Maldonado at the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe for a breakfast Tweet-Up to learn more about Eli’s and their Farmer’s Market partners.

Life has certainly changed for Barbara Maldonado in the last year. Finding herself in transition after nine plus years on the account services side working on client projects for Philip Morris, McDonald’s, Miller Brewing Company and several others, she dove into social media as a way to differentiate herself from other job seekers and to help land a job in a very competitive and frustrating market.

Barbara began maximizing her contacts and networking via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Her hard work and hours activating her network and a “pay it forward” mantra paid off with interviews with NBC 5 Chicago, Chicago Magazine, Time Out Chicago and talking about utilizing social media when in transition and building your personal brand. And, most importantly, it was the participation in a LinkedIn group that landed her current position at Marketing Resources, Inc. in Elmhurst, IL where she serves as a Business Development Manager and is helping to implement the social media strategy for the agency.

Now that she has landed at her full-time job, Barbara continues to hone her social media skills and outreach as a way to build her network, prospect clients and help others create their social media brand. Currently, Barbara keeps busy with her role at Marketing Resources, Inc. as well as providing social media strategy and implementation for several clients independently. She also hosts “Twitter Class” for friends and colleagues who are interested in Twitter, but are nervous about jumping in. Thus far, she has hosted two Tweet-Ups in Chicago, one in Milwaukee and is excited about her upcoming Tweet-Up co-hosted with Eli’s Cheesecake Company on July 23rd.

When not online Barbara can be found attending class for her Masters in Non-Profit Management at Spertus College or the many volunteer projects she lends her time to…but more than likely she is Tweeting and updating her Facebook from there too.


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TimeOut Chicago Mentions Eli’s Cheesecake Festival as one of Chicago’s Top Summer Festivals

Listing of Top Summer Festivals by TimeOut Chicago–Pitchfork in July, Lollapalooza in August, Windy City Wine Fest in September and the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival closing the season in October (3rd-4th)

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Free Cheesecake Giveaway on Facebook!

Eli’s will be giving away a FREE CHEESECAKE to one lucky Facebook fan tomorrow at 3:00 PM (CST).

Enter by commenting on the post about this on our Facebook page ( anytime between now and 3:00 PM tomorrow!

Tell friends to become fans of Eli’s and enter for a chance to win!

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Ben Bowman of NBC5 Chicago Reviews the Taste of Chicago in his Breakfast Blog

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“Eli’s Cheesecake – Slice of Plain Cheesecake.  Seeking to eat something reliably awesome, I turned to Eli’s.  Thankfully, it was everything I’d hoped.  God bless you, Eli.”

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“It took me 20 years to truly appreciate the awesomeness that is cheesecake. I usually joke that I live far away from all of the good stuff since I’m not very close to the Loop, but I got lucky because I live blocks away from Eli’s Cheesecake.

Eli’s Cheesecake
6701 W Forest Preserve Ave Chicago, IL 60634

Make sure you’re following Chicago Tweetups so you don’t miss out on any of the tweetups Eli’s hosts. The next one will be held on July 23. Click here for more information.”

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Eli’s Stays Connected with Fans Through Social Media

Eli’s now has 637 fans on Facebook and 1,217 followers on Twitter!

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Anyone can become a fan of us on Facebook or a follower on Twitter and learn about Eli’s new promotions, events, and more!

Just last month, Eli’s hosted a Tweet-Up where Sima Dahl discussed the “holy triumvirate” of networking sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

On Jul 23, 2009, from 8:30AM – 10:00AM, @bmaldonado and @elischeesecake will be hosting a Social Media and Cheesecake Tweet-up at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market to have breakfast and learn more about Eli’s and their Farmer’s Market partners, as well as social media! Visit or see below for more details.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Happy to Hose Sima Dahl for Her Speech About Social Media

On Saturday, June 20th, Eli’s hosted a meeting regarding the importance of social networking in the business world. Guests learned how social networking sites can be used to promote business – it is such an important factor of business now that these sites have gotten popular. Sima Dahl discussed her theories of the “sway factor” and the “holy triumvirate” of networking sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter—wise words from a networking ninja! The event had a great turnout.


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Get Connected With Eli’s Cheesecake Through Facebook and Twitter

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Earlier this month we launched pages on a couple social connection website and have experienced some amazing growth and the numbers continue to grow daily.  We have about 300 followers and fans on each of the major websites but are always looking to increase followers.  Please join our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up with the special events and great giveaways that we are doing.  We are constantly doing things at Eli’s, and this is one of the best mediums to keep in touch with us.


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