Northwestern University once again played host to the seventh annual Evanston MashUp, an event that brought all of Evanston under one big tent on the lakefront of the university.
This year at the event, the Northwestern
and Evanston Skilled Trades Training program was honored.
“A community that connects and knows each other has a high
chance of doing well,” Patrick Hughes, MashUp co-chair and owner of the small
West Evanston business Inclusion Solutions, said. “We produced the MashUp to bring
different circles of influence together and to just see what magic would
The Evanston MashUp is a celebratory evening hosting more
than 500 people for conversation and networking opportunities with a fine
cuisine and music. The wide variety of guests include entrepreneurs,
executives, artists, accountants, city leaders and CEOs.
“Seven years ago when we launched the MashUp, Evanston and
Northwestern faced some challenges in their town/gown relationship,” Hughes said. “The mayor, the president and many others have worked diligently to
improve relations, and they have had great success. This is a big deal. We’d
like to think that the MashUp and all it stands for — bringing Evanstonians
together under one big tent — has helped a little to bridge the gap.”
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