November 1, 2007Press Release

Michael Best Women's Group Hosts Event Benefiting Bottomless Closet

Chicago, IL - On Tuesday, October 23, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Chicago Women's Professional Development Group hosted their fourth annual Culinary Event, in conjunction with an accessories drive benefiting the Bottomless Closet of Chicago.  The group, consisting of Michael Best clients and friends gathered for their annual culinary event at Macy's Culinary Studio on State Street in Chicago, where each guest brought in several accessories to be donated to the Bottomless Closet. 

"Our annual culinary event is an excellent way for us to meet with professional women from many different backgrounds. At the same time we are able to work together toward a common goal to assist other women in our community who may be less fortunate,” stated Gretchen Hosty Kotleba, an Intellectual Property attorney in the Chicago office.

“Finding a way to partner with our clients and friends to give back to our community was a primary goal of the event this year,” said Carrie Hall, a member of the Litigation Practice Group.  Kotleba and Hall Co-Chaired the event this year.

In addition to the accessories drive that evening, the Chicago office held a clothing and accessories drive benefiting the Bottomless Closet.  Bottomless Closet supports women in transition by providing professional business clothing, in addition to image and career counseling to empower them to interview with confidence, gain employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.  They have served over 17,500 women in the Chicagoland area in the past thirteen years.  

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