Linked N Chicago (LiNC) LinkedIn Group to Launch New Platform for Real World Opportunity.

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Linked N Chicago (LiNC) is a networking supergroup on for businesses and professionals in Chicago. With over 67,000 members and growing at a rate of up to 1,000 members per week, Linked N Chicago has evolved into a digital hub for Chicago networking, professional discussions and job postings.

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We're extremely fortunate to have partnered with BlueBolt. We are tapping into the energy of our team, our membership and the innovative technology BlueBolt has to offer to help us create win-win opportunities locally.

As LiNC continues to grow rapidly, founder Mary McFarlin wants to improve availability of event information from the group page, further encouraging offline connections. McFarlin is also looking to create an online space where videos, images and other resources can be shared with members, as the linkedin platform does not easily allow for this. BlueBolt Solutions has been sought out to build a brand new website for LiNC to be located at

Having organized into a solid initiative, Linked N Chicago is on the fast track to becoming the standard of excellence in leveraging a LinkedIn group into real world opportunities for its members.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have partnered with BlueBolt,” explains Mary McFarlin, the group’s Founder and Owner. “We are tapping into the energy of our team, our membership and the innovative technology BlueBolt has to offer to help us create win-win opportunities locally.”

BlueBolt Solutions, a Chicago website development and online marketing agency, has been selected to build a new website from the bottom up for LiNC. The new site will encompass all things related to Chicago networking. Upcoming events, networking opportunities and exclusive promotions for members only will be showcased on the new LiNC website.

BlueBolt has extensive experience with building high quality content publishing websites and will use this expertise for BlueBolt will implement robust publishing software created by sister company, PackFlash. The PackFlash software consists of an integrated suite of DotNetNuke modules. These modules allow for the easy creation and dynamic display of blogs, deals, videos, images and more.

“BlueBolt is ecstatic to be working on this development project for Linked N Chicago. Our expertise in website development combined with the PackFlash DotNetNuke modules is going to result in a valuable, useful resource for the entire LiNC community,” - Dave Risner, Partner at BlueBolt Solutions.

The information-focused website will feature exclusive offerings and valuable resources such as videos, graphics, blog posts and more.The primary goal of the new website is to increase accessibility of area events and information relevant to Chicago professionals, thus improving the ability of LiNC members to make professional connections and get the information they need. The homepage will feature a calendar of events and other resources allowing members to easily connect with other Linked N Chicago professionals. It will also display LiNC sponsors to the 67,000 members and offer daily deals to members.

The new is expected to launch on September 13, 2012. Keep a close watch for the announcement of the Linked N Chicago website launch party and subscribe to emails to be notified of all events.

About Linked N Chicago

Linked N Chicago (LiNC) was founded in 2007 by creator Mary McFarlin. The group has grown steadily over the past 5 years to reach a following of more than 67,000 active members. LiNC connects Chicago businesses and professionals by providing networking events, discussions, job postings, resources and more.

About BlueBolt Solutions

BlueBolt is an interactive website development agency in Chicago focused on client empowerment. Founded in 2005, BlueBolt has had the privilege of serving hundreds of clients in a host of different ways. They are a functionality and technology centric agency, committed to providing clients three things: a solution that elegantly meets business needs, a solution that the client can intuitively manage, and fair and accurate project scoping.

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