I met Stephanie Izard a few weekends ago because ChicagoMag.com was conducting a videoshoot on how to create a BBQ. It took place for most of a morning, but was a … [Read more...]
2011 Race for the Cure
I have enjoyed the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure the last two years so much, I decided to do the race again. I created a team again; this year with the name … [Read more...]
The Evolution of Hot Pinkness
I've had my Dawes Sheila (aka Hot Pinkness) for three years now; I purchased her in 2008 off of eBay. At the time, I added a back rack. Then after growing … [Read more...]
Chicago Blizzard of 2011
Chicago Blizzard of 2011! Holy load of snow, batman. Thankfully my office closed and I didn't have to struggle with nature that day. Instead I celebrated a snow … [Read more...]
Week 1: 10k Training
As I mentioned yesterday, I start training today for the Susan G. Komen 10k Chicago in September. The seven-week training program I am following builds your … [Read more...]
There are only 48 days until the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Chicago. I set out with a very modest goal of raising $100 for this year's race and I'm only $10 … [Read more...]
Today I ran in the 5th Annual Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk, of which proceeds support the American Brain Tumor Association. I was running late to the event so I … [Read more...]
Taking a Look Back, Planning for the Future: Resolutions 2010
Taking a Look Back Last year I set out to have realistic and attainable goals I could track. Although I didn't cross everything off my list, the long-term goals … [Read more...]
Dill Pickle Food Co-Op Now Open
The Dill Pickle Food Co-op, of which I am a member, opened this weekend at 3039 W. Fullerton. I headed over there today and enjoyed looking through the store. The … [Read more...]
Green City Market
I took Hot Pinkness on her first full ride of the season to the Green City Market. It was in the 60s when I left—definitely doable working up a sweat on a 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.