Social media guru and Rockit Ranch Productions CEO Billy Dec is hoping to use the power of all his "friends" and "followers" to raise money for a good cause.
Two years ago, Dec, a Chicago nightclub and restaurant owner, launched an entertainment, arts and culture blog called aChicagoThing.com. Thursday night, Dec is throwing an anniversary party for his over 20,000 supporters. The money raised will go to The Greater Chicago Food Depository.
"During the last couple years of our brutal recession, a 36 percent increase of an additional 178,000 people have gone hungry and needed food desperately from The Greater Chicago Food Depository alone," said Dec.
Attendees will enjoy delicious food from Dec restaurants Sunda and Rockit Bar & Grill along with specialty cocktails from Underground.
"I'm excited to bring my new social network together to make a bigger impact," Dec said.
Check out Dec's clever video for today's event.
What: "aChicagoThing.com Anniversary Party" benefiting The Greater Chicago Food Depository
When: Thursday, Feb. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard
Cost: Advanced tickets will be sold online for $20 or $40 at the door