doing good and giving back

At PoshPorts we believe what goes around, comes around. Our goals of bringing people around the world closer together and forging cultural connections include taking responsibility for our actions and our interactions - with our colleagues, our community and our planet. We believe that in order to be great we must contribute to the well-being of everyone and everything we touch. That means we must strive for ways to do good and give back. This core value is woven into the fabric of PoshPorts as a company and a movement.
We engage in philanthropy and community outreach, socially responsible and sustainable business practices. We seek out new and innovative ways to make a difference and show we care. A portion of our profits will go to worthy causes, and we will develop programs specifically designed with Doing Good and Giving Back in mind. If you have any ideas, passions, or interests in helping us achieve these goals or suggestions on how we may live up to them, please contact us directly at using the header "Doing Good and Giving Back." And check back here often for updates on our latest projects.
PoshPorts, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor of Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Chicago event on August 12, 2010.100% of ticket sales to the event support Share Our Strength's  efforts to end childhood hunger. Chicago's hottest chefs, restaurants and mixologists will gather for the city's most trend-forward culinary experience. This year's theme is street food!
The event will feature the hottest restaurants, chefs, mixologists, craft beers and DJs Chicago has to offer. There will also be a dessert lounge featuring the best tastes from Chicago's finest pastry chefs. Taste of the Nation Chicago is being held at the beautiful and historic Aragon Ballroom.

Participating chefs this year include Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard (Girl and the Goat), Top Chef Master Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill/Topolbampo/Xoco), Laurent Gras (L2o),  Michael Sheerin (Blackbird), Mindy Segal and Aric Miech (HotChocolate), Carol Wallack (Sola), Graham Elliot Bowles (Graham Elliot Restaurant), Michael Kornic (mk the restaurant), Koren Grieveson (avec), Shawn McClain/Josh Jones (Spring),  Brian Houston (The Publican), Anthony Martin (Tru), Michael Fiorello (Mercat a la Planxa), Jimmy Bannos, Jr. (The Purple Pig), Matt Maroni (gastro-wagon) and many others.
Participating mixologists include Ravae Scneider (Bull and Bear), Leanne Strickler (Mercadito), Ari Silver (Le Colonial), Lynn House (Blackbird), Rudy Matic (McCormick and Schmicks), Angie Jackson (Ultimate Elixers), Dejorn Huffman (Sable Kitchen Bar), Tony Maeffi (Jillys Piano Bar), Jennifer Contraveos (The Crafted Cocktail), Charles Joly (The Drawing Room - Three Headed Productions, Burnet Baker (Boosha's Way) and other cutting-edge drink designers.
Among the pastry chefs participating in the dessert lounge are Stephanie Samuels (Angel Food Bakery),  Paula Haney (Hoosier Mama Pie Co.), Mindy Segal (HotChocolate), Allison Levitt (Mado), Jessie Oloroso (Black Dog Gelato), Tony Roberts (C-House), Kim Schwenke (312 Chicago), Carly Sullivan (The Gage), Hillary Blanchard (one sixtyblue), Bryce Caron (Custom House Tavern), Patrick Fahy (Blackbird), Rochelle Dubridge (Vie) and others.
At PoshPorts we believe that part of fine living is recognizing the need to help others when we can. The opportunity to support Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger while celebrating  the best of Chicago's culinary excellence is one we are proud to accept. We're delighted to support Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Chicago and look forward to helping support the mission of "No Kid Hungry."
Please join us! You can see more about Taste Of the Nation Chicago by visiting the event website at or click on the Taste of the Nation logo on this page.