Best Chicago REI Meetup Group?

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Hi Ranny,

I'm relatively new to REI but I have been to a few meetups in the Chicagoland area (I'm in the Schaumburg area).

Brie Schmidt hosts a meetup every 3rd Tuesday of the month and the next one is coming up this Tuesday:

John Warren hosts a meetup every last Tuesday of the month, and the last two have been held at Salerno's Pizza in Oak Park.  He usually has a speaker about a specific topic and I really like this group.

I've also been to a couple educational events hosted by CAREIA, but each event is $15 if you're not a member.  They also have monthly networking meetups which are free.

@Masao Garcia thanks for the shout out. I haven't posted July's meetup yet, but here is the link. As you mentioned, it is a free meetup that is all about networking. This month's speaker will be from American Street Capital which provides funding for larger commercial real estate deals.