Hello, Thursday Therapy groupies! I have some bittersweet news I wanted to personally share with you all: this month will be my last as TT Host. After six years of really wonderful collaborations, it is time for me to say farewell, and refocus that time and energy on my family and Five Grain Events. Growing Thursday Therapy Chicago from a novel idea in 2011 into a mainstay in the events industry has been an absolute honor, so thank you all for attending and supporting Thursday Therapy.
I have grown so much personally and professionally since our first event in June of 2011. I had just celebrated my first anniversary of leaving my day job…and was starting to get in the groove of my first full event season. Now Five Grain Events is a team of 6 with the hopes of growing even more and we are in the focused on expanding our services into the corporate world.
I was also PREGNANT at that first event (though I didn’t discover that for a few more weeks…oops!) and now have two amazing daughters: 2.5 and 5. We are about to embark on a crazy family adventure living in Italy for 10 weeks this summer and when we return my oldest will start kindergarten.
I’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to Sage Wedding Pros for entrusting me with this position. It has been a true privilege to be a part of this magnificent organization.
Rest assured that Thursday Therapy will remain in good hands. Bethany from Maypole Studios will be staying on as a host and Katherine Brown from Clover Events will be taking over for me starting in May. You’ll hear more about her in the coming weeks!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, I’ve really enjoyed collaborating and networking with you all. See you at a TT event soon–off the clock ;).
Joan Cinquegrani, Five Grain Events