Last night, the protest through Chicago was amazing, inspiring, uplifting. As I reflect on all of my feelings, I'm struck with pride for being a part of this … [Read more...]
30 At 30: Ten Blessings Tattoo
I got a tattoo. I've been thinking about making this design the tattoo I would get since college, and finally I can cross this off my 30 at 30 list. And to … [Read more...]
Grilling Up Tasty
A few weeks ago I came across Gluten Free Spinner—a blog dedicated to showcasing delicious, gluten-free recipes. On that particular day, there also was a contest … [Read more...]
Singing In A New Year
For those who know me well, you know my love for karaoke. To those who hang out with me socially, you've seen this passion in action. My love for singing is … [Read more...]
I’m Running A Marathon, With Support, Training And Fund Raising
Wednesday I mentioned becoming a marathoner. And it's true, I'm setting out this year to finish the Chicago Marathon in October. (pause for dramatic … [Read more...]
The Yarn Harlot Takes The Windy City And Finished Knee Socks
The Yarn Harlot, aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, made an appearance in Chicago last night to read from her book All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. I saw … [Read more...]
Chicago Half Marathon
Sunday I ran. I ran 13. 1 miles. I ran 13.1 miles for the first time in my life. I also ran in a historic half marathon that occurred on the 10th anniversary of … [Read more...]
30 At 30
I'm turning 30 this year and I'm really excited about it. People seem to have mixed feelings about reaching milestone birthdays: sometimes with dread and … [Read more...]
So Long VW, Hello Open Road
Today is the first day of my 30-day no car challenge. And I have to say, I have mixed emotions. I'm excited by the challenge: reacquainting myself with my bike, … [Read more...]
Kate did and excellent job with our website. We have received several compliments on how nice it looks and how easy it is to navigate. She also went above and beyond to make sure that we were able to update and the website ourselves through Wordpress. I cannot gush about how awesome she is and how happy we are with the site and her dedication to the project.
I met Kate through the Association of Women Journalists (AWJ) and immediately was impressed (and inspired) by her creativity, drive, work ethic and use of social media. Her passion for journalism, digital media and communications overall is evident in the projects she takes on, including LoganSquarist, an online news outlet that she founded that uses social media to socialize the neighborhood. What I admire about Kate is her vitality as well as her desire to keep learning and growing personally and professionally. Kate is a modern-day renaissance woman who is multitalented (ask about her travel, knitting and marathon exploits!) and who brings instant value to any team or organization.
One of the best things I've ever done in my career is work with Kate Hamilton. Her enthusiasm for all things editorial, not to mention her energy and passion for any project she's involved with, is contagious. In addition to being a natural born leader, she's also a creative type, a thinker, a stickler for details, and someone with incredible vision and the drive to get things done. I always marvel at how she is constantly teaching herself new things. She always seems to be ahead of the curve on anything related to social media, and she also has an eye for design. This lady rocks! And she continues to be a mentor to me and others in journalism and communications.
Kate has been a fantastic resource for all things digital, whether redesigning my website on Wordpress, fine tuning my social media profiles, or understanding Google Analytics. She's an excellent communicator, and I will absolutely hire her again in the future.
Kate is a wealth of knowledge who served as a tremendous mentor for all of our team members while constantly improving processes and workflows. She’s a tremendous project manager, pays great attention to detail, and is able to demand results from her team with respect. At LoganSquarist she has built and led a team of dozens of volunteer contributors committed to her vision of a community resource. I would happily work with Kate again anytime!
Kate is a real professional and a pleasure to work with. She is a great communicator and always put her client's (my company) interest first. She is tremendously personal and had a great understanding of our business and how she could help it. She is great and is a tremendous asset to any company.
I worked with Kate during my time as a community manager at Lightspan Digital while Kate was my direct manager. Kate’s communication practices really taught me how to navigate the sometimes complicated agency world. As an account manger, Kate smoothly orchestrated 10+ accounts at one time as well as help me manage and prioritize tasks in my role. Kate was a role model during my first few years in the professional world and continues to be so to this day.
Kate has an incredible amount of drive when it comes to LoganSquarist. In the six months that I’ve been involved, I’ve watched the site grow from a pet project to a respected community publication. This success can be attributed to Kate’s technical and leadership skills. From building out the site to off-hours community management and a consistent flow of content, the site improves by leaps and bounds on a weekly basis. When it comes to team management, Kate delegates tasks in an organized and efficient manner, making her an all around great and inspiring person to work with.