WHIR Networking Events

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WHIR Networking Event: Chicago, IL

RSVP Below

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, 60654, USA (Map and Directions)

SPONSORS: Parallels, e-onlinedata, Black Lotus, Arbor Networks, ca technologies, WiredTree

Thank you to our kind sponsors

WHIR Networking Events: If you work in or will be visiting Chicago or neighboring cities come out to the WHIR's Web hosting networking events and meet like-minded industry executives and corporate decision makers face-to-face in a relaxed environment with complimentary drinks and appetizers. We will provide a great local venue, to do business, make new connections and learn more about those in the web hosting industry.

Keep checking this page for updated information.


Black Lotus is giving away a Wenger Watch.  Black Lotus is also having a Twitter hatchtag screaming monkey contest to win $500 cash and $500 Black Lotus credit, more details will be announced at the WHIR Event Chicago
Parallels is giving away an iHome iD3 Premium Bongiovi Acoustics DPS Stereo Speakers
e-onlinedata is giving away a Kindle
ca technologies is giving away a Kindle Fire
Arbor Networks is giving away an iPad
WiredTree is giving away a Samsung  Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet 

Companies Attending: Parallels, e-onlinedata, Black Lotus, Arbor Networks, ca technologies, WiredTree,  Merchant-Email, Insight, Latisys, Carpathia Hosting, Cogent Communications, Jaymie Scotto & Associates, Online Tech, Maxim Alliance, TotalCapacity, Vembu Technologies, Weaver, Attracta, PageDesk Internet Development, Digital Realty Trust, Orange Sky Technologies, Trade Commission of Chile (ProChile), iScripts, SupportPRO, E-SOLUTIONS ON DEMAND, Market Strategy Group, Sidera Networks, Avaquest, GigeNET, Lextech, New England Financial, MoneySharp Inc, New England Financial, Website Magick, Electronic Product Services, Afilias, Envisionit Media Chicago, SEO-TV Communications Inc., Brightstar US, Blyss Media & Technology, Telx, Infratel, KDDI-America, Reliance Globalcom, Data Sales Co., Zee Net Services, Panopta, DPScience, HostGator, U-Win Tech, WebSiteMovers, Action Web Group, cBeyond, Chicago One, Chanese Smith Makeup Artistry, Midnight Marketing, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Windy City Realtors, Madceller Inc., Savvy consulting, Stratosphere Networks, Sudjam LLC, CDNetworks, Zachery McClung, 360TCS, Hibernia Atlantic, Netwisp Inc., Sales Integrity, Action Web Group, Madjaas Corp., eBoundHost, Wareblue, Internap, IMS, Busy Girl Guide to Running, Hill/Ahern, ComPsych, RCBG, ViaWest, Hostopia, Intel Americas Inc., HostDime Inc., Pace Tel Inc., CloudMega Inc., SmoothStone IP Communications, CoreSite, Converged Systems, Gapers Block, Zippidy Sites

About the venue:  Rockit Bar & Grill is an upscale American bar and grill fare with a sophisticated edge…it’s a contemporary twist on casual American cuisine. The restaurant design features exposed beams, natural brick, antler chandeliers, handmade leather chairs, and a show-stopping seventy-foot skylight ceiling.

Venue Address: 22 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, 312-645-6000

Parking: Street parking is available

Food and Drink: Appetizers and complimentary drinks will be available. Enjoy a selection of tasty appetizers, including vegetarian options. Thanks to our sponsors, an open bar will be available.

Hotel Information: We have secured a block room rate of $159 at the W Lakeshore, 644 North Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL, 312-943-3017.  This room block is now closed.

RSVP Reminder: Due to the enormous reach Web Host Industry Review has within the web hosting industry, we expect these events to hit maximum capacity very quickly.

Sponsor Supported Evenings: The best part is that these Web hosting events are sponsor supported, so it's free for you to not only attend, but to eat, drink and be merry. If you are interested in sponsoring WHIR Networking Events, please contact us.

Title Sponsors:
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization.  Parallels makes it possible for hosters and other service providers to rapidly and profitably deliver the widest range of cloud services that small businesses want and need.
e-onlinedata is the nation's leading Internet merchant account provider. More than 10,000 merchants every year choose e-onlinedata because we offer the most competitive rates, best customer support, and most knowledgeable staff in the industry. Our reseller program is specifically tailored for webhosts and ecommerce developers. See why over 4,000 resellers have partnered with us. Apply today.
Black Lotus:
Black Lotus, the industry standard in DDoS mitigation technology innovation, has been mitigating the world’s largest and most complex attacks for over 11 years. Our patent pending Human Behavior Analysis Engine is at the forefront of Layer 7 DDoS attack mitigation, effectively sorting legitimate and illegitimate requests, keeping your website online. We’ll deliver the protection you need, when you need it, on a budget that you can afford and sustain.

Who Are WHIR Events For? This is an opportunity for you, no matter how you are connected to web hosting, to mix and mingle with other industry-related individuals. Whether you are a hosting company executive, a web hosting reseller, an IT consultant, a peripheral service provider to the web hosting industry, or a web hosting customer, this event is for you - our readers and clients.

Why We Are Hosting These Events? Through our networking lounges at various Web hosting industry events, Web Host Industry Review realizes the value in face-to-face interactions in our electronic industry. We feel we have an obligation to you, our valued readers, to provide an opportunity to come together and form more cohesive local communities within the web hosting industry.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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