Catholic Networking Survey

The purpose of this survey is to determine if Catholics want a Business & Professional Network in the Chicago downtown/Near North area(s), whether such is needed, as well as whether and how such a network could support and enhance our Catholic organizations, businesses and individuals in the area. The purpose of such a Network would be to complement, enhance and strengthen organizations that already exist - not replace or duplicate the good work they are doing. Together we are stronger. Together we can shape the future, not just merely adjust to it, be subject to it, or be a victim of it.  Together, let's build a bridge to a better future. 
Please answer as many or as few of the following questions as you have time for and share this survey link with other Catholics in the Chicago area. If the survey results indicate that such a Network is not needed and would serve no purpose, no harm - no foul.  I would just hate to say that we never even tried... because I know there are people who need help, hope and Him.

* 1. On average, how often do you attend business and/or professional networking events? (whether Catholic or not)

* 2. On average, how often do you attend Catholic business and/or professional networking events?

* 3. Which of the following MIGHT interest you (now or in the future)? Check all that potentialy apply. For example, there will be many, if not most, of you who do not need a Job Board now. But think ahead. With corporate restructurings and other changes in the world, let's build what you or others might need in the future - before YOU need it!  Besides, we all have kids, grandkids, neighbors and friends who need a little help with a career change. Equip yourself to better help them.  

* 4. Which of the following would work for you for a downtown Chicago/Near North networking event? Check all that apply.  Near North is defined as the area between the Chicago River and Chicago Ave and between LaSalle and Michigan Ave (or within a couple blocks of this area).

* 5. Which of these locations would work for you for a before work networking event? Check all that apply.

* 6. Which of the following locations would work for you for a luncheon event? Check all that apply.

* 7. Which of the following locations would work for you for an after work networking event? Check all that apply.

* 8. What would make YOU want to be part of a Catholic Business & Professional Network?

* 9. What did you not like about other networking events you have attended in the past - Catholic or otherwise?  (We want to eliminate negatives and need to identify them!!!)

* 10. Would you like to be involved with a Catholic Business & Professional Network? If so, how? Check all that apply.

* 11. What is your residence zip code?

* 12. What is your work zip code?

* 13. Your industry/professional area?

* 14. Your Title & Company or occupation if you are in a job search (Optional)

* 15. Your name. (Optional)

* 16. Your preferred e-mail address and whether you would like further contact

* 17. Did you attend a Catholic university or college?  If so, which one(s)?

* 18. Are you aware of other good Business/Professional Networking Groups (Catholic or not - in the Chicago area or anywhere else in the country)?  If so, please provide the name of the group, the City & State and if you have it, a link to its website.

* 19. Are there any very active Catholics in the area you would like to see become involved with this effort? If so, please provide his or her name and e-mail address in the box below. If you want to add a comment about why you think he or she would be particularly valuable, please do.  In the alternative, forward this survey to him or her. Thanks!

* 20. Any other comments or thoughts about such a Network???