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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Welcome to the 29th edition of the Jane Network News. Spring brings fresh air and flowers and renewal of old and new friends!

Enjoy the read!



As seasons come and go in the Midwest what we know as Spring and hopefully Summer comes in with sights, smells and sounds of a new dawning. It also wakes up dormant senses, allergies and continual sinus or migraine headaches the leaves people to experience a dense fog in their minds that clouds even a sunny day.

I had the pleasure of waiting on Dr. Seymour Diamond in Customer Service at Bloomingdale's during my stint as a seasonal employee. I took a holiday season job to join my good buddy Nancy Evitt who was the Manager of Customer Service as she needed an “adult” to show up to work a few evenings and weekends. Taking on this opportunity and as with everything I do with the “natural Jane” gusto I talked to everyone and eventually became the self-dubbed “Mayor of the Store!” I had to learn how to gift wrap, answer the constantly ringing phones (no hold buttons) and wait on some nice and not so nice customers.

In my conversation with Dr. Diamond, I asked if he was the Doctor I had heard about who had the significant reputation as THE HEADACHE DOCTOR. He kindly obliged me with a yes. I told him that I had heard wonderful things about him and his outstanding work for people dealing with headaches. He asked what I did, and I told him I was in the business of special events and public relations. He has a delightful and quick sense of humor and he met his match in me. When I told him of my business; The Eventors, he replied “are you any good?” I replied; “As you are to headaches, I am to public relations and special events!” Within 2 days I had a phone call from his lovely Executive Assistant, Mary Franklin and The Eventors were hired to work on a “Why Does My Head Hurt!” Headache Seminar and the Annual Gala.

Seymour Diamond, M.D (pictured above) was one of the early pioneers in the field of Headaches. He is the Executive Chairperson and Founder of the Diamond Headache Clinic and Executive Chairperson of the National Headache Foundation. NHF was formed in 1970 with the mission to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. With advanced technology and clinical innovations, there are more treatment options that ever before. These diseases are still largely misunderstood and finding the right treatment options requires insight. A world without headache is the NHF vision statement and the underlying mission is to cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering using the goals of raising awareness, advocacy, education and research.

Author of over 63 books, 500 articles and editor to 16 publications, Dr. Diamond is considered the leading expert on this subject nationally and internationally. One of the most helpful handbooks is Diagnosing and Managing Headaches, which has been co-authored by Merle L. Diamond, M.D., Seymour Diamond’s daughter and another leader in this field. Known in her own right as a leading expert on Headache, Dr. Merle Diamond is Co-Director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago.

The 33 rd Annual National Headache Foundation Gala was held on Saturday, May 18 at the Langham Hotel. “Sowing Seeds for a Cure” continues to foster the NHF mission. Visit to reach about both Dr. Seymour and Dr. Merle Diamond or click here to see the 'Legacy of Dr. Seymour and The National Headache Foundation'.


1. Skipping breakfast
2. Stress
3. Traffic
4. Loud Music
5. Impatience
6. Ignorant People
7. Relatives
8. Overdrafts
9. Bad Beer
10. Bad Wine

My mother had a saying “the first hundred years are the hardest” and it is something to live by. She had several tried and true sayings and activities that would help clear any headache. Things like: “I’ll give you something to cry about”; “stick that lower lip out a little lower and we will all stand on it”, and “let’s clear the air!” It is not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children as to provide a road map.

My mother Alberta J. Canepa and her father Albert Verthein enjoying a bike ride!


On Monday, May 26 I was coaxed by a friend to get out and participate in the Fifth Third Bank Bike the Drive. Good thing for online registration, good thing I had a bike and good thing I put some air in my tires and some air in my lungs. This amazing spectacle is worth putting on your “Bucket List”. This beautiful event was created in 2004 and over 20,000 men, women, children and a few pets in buggies traverse over both sides of Chicago’s beautiful traffic-free Lake Shore Drive. Riders can ride from 57th street on the Southside to Bryn Mawr Avenue on the Northside. No headache here!

While navigating the hills and valleys along the streets, I paused to drink some water and catch my breath. Happy with my self that I did get out on my bike (although my bike and I need a tune-up, I only had one brake working!) I was stopped by a lovely young woman who asked if my name was Jane. Sylvia Mosquera was a student in my Columbia College Special Events class and she was participating in the event with a team of co-workers from 
IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

Sylvia reflected that I made her and fellow students join in all types of events that take place in Chicago and that I was one of her favorite teachers. Given my age and given that it has been at least 3 years since I was on my bike, I got the boost I needed to continue the course, riding to Grant Park and then back home.
Research A Cure is a new Illinois not for profit and they are introducing a new event called The Great Pink Run Chicago. A 5k & 10k and family jog is set for 9 am Saturday, October 5 at Diversey Harbor. The Eventors were hired to coordinate public relations and event marketing. To get information about the event check out
Proceeds raised from this event will support combined research between the University of Chicago Ludwig Centre and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with the focus on Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Doing grassroots marketing is part of public relations and special events promotions. As with most of my projects, I usually join the “team”, so they know that I am part of what I am asking them to do. It works for recruiting volunteers for events during the school year. Recruiting volunteers is a difficult task and volunteers are crucial to successful events. I joined a group of former Columbia College students who are the new Great Pink Run “street team” at the 38th running of the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge held on Thursday, May 23. It was heartwarming to see many of my old friends at the start line of an event that I was part of from the early days. The Eventors coordinated public relations for this event from the early 1980’s and today the Chicago event is the largest in the worldwide series with 28,000 runners from over 700 corporations participating.
Our PINK TEAM at the Corporate Challenge consists of former Columbia College Special Events Students from left: Connor O’Shaughnessy (Fashion Business Major), Thomas Youn (Marketing graduate) and Amoraye Hannah (Music Business). 
wo of my oldest and dearest Corporate Challenge friends  - Chip Beirnabei  and Stu Patchen

Sylvia Mosquera is the Director of Business Development at IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.  She joined IPC in April of 2007 with seven years of healthcare experience.  Prior to joining IPC, Sylvia was the recruitment specialist for IPHCA a non-for-profit organization representing the community health centers throughout Illinois.  She has three years of clinician recruitment experience.  Her experience includes aspects of healthcare marketing, recruitment, and community relations.  Ms. Mosquera has B.A. in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago. 

Senior Director of Marketing for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants – Melanie was a student of mine at Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, she joined Cooper’s Hawk as an event coordinator and today the brand will have 41 locations by the end of this year and is home to the country’s largest Wine Club. Melanie is always a supporter of Jammin with Jane and many other not for profit events I ask her to sponsor! Melanie is a member of Women Unlimited network, focusing on the education and mentoring of young women professionals.

Here is a photo of Melanie at the 25 th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was lucky enough to walk the red carpet and attend both the event and the after party representing Cooper’s Hawk Artist’s Red Blend which was featured on the tables.
Join us!
Thursday, May 30 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm 
Monthly Social Media Social Hour and Jane Network Night

Complimentary Valet Parking
Early dining menu specials with appetizers, fine wine and cocktails.   

Kiki's Bistro 
900 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Graduating this year? Planning your next career move? Want to maintain your personal and professional connections? Let Jane help! Email us your story and we'll help connect you to the right person, who can connect you to your future! 
Looking forward to seeing you soon! 

Jane E. Canepa
President, The Eventors, Inc. 
312.217.JANE (5263)
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