Members

KnockNow is comprised of Executives or high level decision makers from the cross section of industries. Listed below is a sampling of some of the participating companies.Each month the KnockNow group meets at a different location that is provided by one of the members. KnockNow does not have sponsors per se, the member is referred to as the “Host” for the month. The participants are called “Ambassadors”.

The host provides the location, appetizers and drinks. It is not an environment where there are sit down dinners, speeches, topics, are sales presentations, only high level networking with facilitated introductions. The event is held in a cock tail format which fosters better communication.

Additionally, at a point mid-way in the event, we gather around and go through the following exercise:

Begin introductions off all parties in the room. This is accomplished in a short, sweet, and no commercial format by the participants.

We ask them to give the following information:

1-What’s your name?
2-Where do you work or what do you do?
3-What value do you add to the group?
4-What help do you need with in the next 30 days?

The purpose of this is simple, to expose more information to the group. The results have been tremendous.

It is often at this point you learn more about the background or influence of an individual. When someone is asked “what value they bring”, it puts a different slant on the “traditional” networking event. This puts someone in the giving back and helping out mode. This is a critical aspect to making the event as a whole successful.

Hopefully you will see from the list below how the sharing of this information can accelerate the relationships of the participants.

Corporations

Entrepreneurs

ABN-AMRO
Archipelago
ATT
Boeing
BP Amoco
Campbell Software, Inc.
Cash Management Services, Inc.
Caterpillar
CDW
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Citibank
City of Chicago
Click Commerce
Comdisco
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
Edelman Worldwide
EDS
Exodus
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
FMC Corporation
FMC EnergySystems
Griffen, Kubik, Stephen & Thompson, Inc.
Holt Value Associates
Hull Trading
IBM
I2
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Kenny Construction IS
Lakeside Bank
LaSalle AMG
Microsoft
Morningstar
Motorola
NEC
Nutrasweet
Quaker Oats
RR Donnelly & Sons Company
Ryan Enterprises
SEI Information Technology
Skynet
Spiegel
Stone Management Corporation
Turtle Wax
Wrigley
2Xchange
Aesiq
Allscripts
American Information Systems
Arial Phone
Association of Internet Professionals
CultureWorx
Davinci Software
Divine Interventures
DigWig Design
Elevation
ereliable.com
ExchangePR
FastRecord, Inc.
Harmonic Vision, Inc.
High Steps, Inc.
I.C. Stars
Iexplore
IQ4Hire
IXL
Jam
Jerry R. Mitchell and Assoc., Inc.
Lante Corp.
Networlding
Optimal Soltuions, Inc
Parson Group
Participate.com
Payment Technologies
PrimeAdvantage
RocketCheck.com
Shipnow
Solutions Within
Spirian Technologies
Studio B
Trandigital, L.L.C.Triten-Tec
Turn-about
UBid.com
Universal Access
Xobjects
YesMail
Zacks

Investors

Service Sector

Advanced Equities
Applied Technology Venture Fund
Arch Development Corporation
Arjuna Ventures
Bank One
Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
Brunswick Ventures
Credit Suisse First Boston
duoDesign
Double Eagle Investments International
eBlast
GTCR
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Illinois Neurosurgery and Spine Network
Illinois Partners
Jump Start Partners
Lehman Brothers
Mitsibushi Ventures
Michigan & Oak Partners, L.L.C.
Motorola Ventures
New Ellis Ventures
New World Ventures
Nomad Ventures
Origin Ventures
Silicon Valley Bank
Sprout Group
Transactive Partners
United Net Ventures
Vertical Financial, Inc.
Accenture
Aestix
Andersen World Wide
Andersen
AT Kearney
AT&T
Baker McKenzie
Capricorn Technology Partners
Cardinal Law group
Chicago Software Association
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Coe Financial Group
Condon and Cook
Deloitte & Touche Consulting
Diamond Technology Partners
EHS
Ernst & Young
Gordon & Glickson
Grant Thornton LLP
Indignant Online
Katten Muchin Zavis
KPMG
Liquid Thinking
Martin Partners
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
McGladrey & Pullen
Mercer
Minkus & Dunne
Oldberg Group, Inc.
OSA Law
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ruder Finn
Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson
Slack Barshinger & Partners
Spencer Stuart
Tannedfeet.com
Tech Image
Viant
Whitney Group
Zero2, Inc.

Government-Press-Academics

Battelle
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
City of Chicago
Eprairie. COM
i-street.com
Illinois Coalition
Illinois Department of Commerce and Community
IIT
Loyola University Chicago
Northwestern University
Post 5 Media
Proxy
Techissues.net
The Savage Truth
Tribune Interactive
University of Chicago
Washington Post
WBBM News Radio
WCIU
Womens Business Development Center
World Business Chicago

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