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TASTYTRADE BOOTSTRAPPING EPISODE

Chicago Sport & Social Club is a sports & lifestyle marketing company specializing in producing athletic, social and corporate events for young professionals. They produce hundreds of events a year with over 100K participants in 20 different sports. Greg Hastings is the President who worked his ranked up the ladder after starting out as an…
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SEARCHING FOR LOVABLE LOSERS? SIXTEEN-INCH SOFTBALL IS THE ANSWER

F​or north-siders who miss the sweet nadir of the Chicago Cubs—those glory decades when the team’s inferiority meant you could haggle a scalped ticket down to five bucks and later drape your legs over the empty seat in front of you—there’s a way to recapture some of that feeling. Now imagine this: five diamonds bustling…
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PAINLESS PODCAST WITH CSSC PRESIDENT, CHRIS HASTINGS

Chris planned to be NBA or NFL commissioner, and life took a different turn. He actually technically oversees dozens of leagues now and 130,000 participants, but it’s in the recreation space instead. How did this one-time Division III “possession receiver” carve this different path? What are his recommendations for others looking to break in or…
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IN SOCIAL SPORTS, IT’S ABOUT CAMARADERIE, NOT COMPETITION

The Sport & Social Industry Association said its 65 member companies had revenue of about $66 million in 2015, the most recent data available, with 1.2 million participants in its leagues. (The number of individual players is smaller than that: If you play in a soccer league and a dodge ball league, for example, you would be…
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CHICAGO SPORT & SOCIAL CLUB GETS YOU OUTSIDE WITH THESE SUMMER EVENTS

It may not officially be summer yet, but Memorial Day Weekend kicks off Summer Fridays, evenings on patios and all the outdoor activities we can cram into every weekend, one at a time. Chicago Sport and Social Club is here to help with one more reason to gather your friends and get outside this summer. It’s the…
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CHICAGO SPORTS LEAGUES TO JOIN THIS WINTER

Think sports leagues are just for beach volleyball in the summer? Think again. For the past three years, my standing Sunday night basketball league obligation has been the only thing getting me off my couch and out the door in these temperatures. I am simultaneously the type of person who (a) cares a lot about…
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RUN FOR YOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE

#Sweatworking partnered with Chicago Sport & Social, which is producing the first ever 5K race and Fun Run to go through both Millennium Park and Maggie Daly park. On December 31, Chi-Town rising’s second annual event will start with this race, the Chi-Town Rise & Shine 5K. This year, the New Year’s Eve party is kicking…
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GET READY FOR SUMMER SPORTS WITH GRAB A GAME

Enough is enough. It’s time to get better at sports. So we’ve partnered with Grab a Game, Chicago Sport and Social’s answer to your commitment phobia. Grab a Game allows you to sign up for games, one at a time. So, if you’re not ready to give up your Wednesdays from now until September, you don’t…
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AUTOMATED INSIGHTS CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

Over the last few months, we’ve shared some of the truly innovative ways our clients are using Wordsmith to evolve their daily operations and stay ahead of their competition. Today’s client spotlight is onChicago Sport and Social Club (CSSC), a company that not only recognizes the value of automation and the resources it saves, but…
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ALL SPORTS SERIES ACQUISITION

Chicago Sport & Social Club this week announced the acquisition of All Sports Series, a Chicago-based company that runs premium-level rec leagues on six college campuses. Geared toward fraternity and sorority members, All Sports’ leagues are higher-end than typical intramural leagues. The company compiles statistics and highlight videos for the games its members play, and provides jerseys, league…
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