Uber Chicago’s First Birthday!
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Wow, what a year for Uber in Chicago! Whether you’ve been a client since last August or just joined over the weekend, it’s been our pleasure being your driver during commutes, nights out – or mornings after :), airport trips, and all the other reasons that you Uber! We hope we’ve made Chicago’s transportation simpler, more efficient, more cost effective, and more enjoyable. We’re proud and appreciative of being YOUR Private Driver!
To celebrate, we wanted to thank all of you for being the best clients in the world. All week we will be introducing you to the hardworking team of Uber Chicago, while each of us reflect on the last 365 days and share our favorite spots in our individual Chicago ‘hoods.
In Uber celebratory fashion, we’ll be knocking 50% off BLACK car rides to our favorite ‘hoods on the day they are featured as well as offering some deals from hotspots in the area when you show your Uber app! Use the code CHIANNY12 to get the discount off rides this week. Max discount will be $20 off.
- Hear from Max Crowley, Community Manager on the River North & Gold Coast ‘Hood
- Nicole Cillette, Community Manager on the ‘Hoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Old Town
- Emily Weslosky and Kenny Tsai, Operation Managers on the West Loop ‘Hood
- Last, but certainly not least, Allen Penn, General Manager on the ‘Hoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown.
Thanks for being a part of this exciting ride (no pun) with us. We are looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better Year 2 and hope you all continue to enjoy the Uber experience that we work tirelessly to deliver!
Uber is pumped to be involved with Social Media Week in Chicago! Highlights include Bar Toma offering all Uber clients a discount Monday-Wednesday, Uber discounts to select Social Media Week sessions, and our Community Manager Max participating in a panel about Chicago Transit and Social Media on Friday! For more info, check out our blog here.
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