YEC Event Recap: YEC Chicago Founders Brunch

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On Saturday, June 24, YEC members gathered to enjoy brunch at ROOF on theWit, a summer hotspot with 360-degree views of River North, Chicago.

Members Joshua Golden, Patrick Heaney and others enjoy the first course of the family-style brunch | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

Powered by La Marca Prosecco, the event was held on a beautiful June day, allowing guests to enjoy both the indoor and outdoor space that included an overhang patio. The group had access to the entire venue on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel with sweeping views of the Chicago skyline.

Lindsay Mullen of Prosper Strategies and Ashley Grant, YEC | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

After mingling over La Marca Prosecco mimosas, guests sat down for round-table introductions and a family-style meal. They enjoyed a smoked salmon platter and bagel bar to start, as well as a selection of pastries and refreshing citrus and caprese salads. The delicious main dishes included pretzel rolls with egg, chicken sausage, maple apple butter and aged cheddar, croissants with egg, peppered bacon, baby swiss and tomato marmalade, and cherry-almond vanilla streusel French toast. And a summer brunch wouldn’t be complete without indulging in an ice cream bar for dessert.

Ryan Francis and Faraz Khan reconnect over bottomless mimosas | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

Members in attendance included Faraz Khan of Go Direct Lead Generation, Lindsay Mullen of Prosper Strategies, Ryan Francis of LaunchPad Lab, Andrew Kucheriavy of Intechnic, Josh Golden of Table XI Partners LLC, Isha Khurana of Gift Card Spread, Zee Ali of Zee Group, Dan Golden of BFO (Be Found Online), Matt Abeles of BuiltWorlds, Corey Northcutt of Northcutt Inbound Marketing, André Bueno of The BM Group, and Aaron Letzeiser of Creisoft, Inc.

Andrew Kucheriavy, Zee Ali and Aaron Letzeiser | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

The event ended with a farewell toast to guests, thanking them for attending and — most of all — for making the organization a wonderful community to be a part of.

Photography for the event was provided by Pretty Instant. YEC members can see the full collection of photos from the event, here. You can also learn more about upcoming events in your city at