Big news hit town this week as Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago chapter of the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) will host the 2013 Global Sustainable Meetings Conference. This premier event provides planners with tools, resources and vendors that help them address sustainability issues and take green meeting strategies to the next level. Look for more information on the upcoming conference in the months ahead!
In other news, the Chicago Southland Summer Festivals & Event Guide has now been released. The guide, which covers events from May through October, offers 350 family-friendly activities and festivals in the Southland’s 62 communities. Some highlights are one the Gaelic Park Irish Fest, May 25-28, Tinley Park Caribbean Beach Block Party, July 15 and Lake Katherine Monarch Butterfly Festival, September 16. Call or e-mail the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau today for a free, foldout copy of the Chicago Southland Festivals & Events Guide at 708-895-8200 or request a copy by e-mail here.
Also congrats to Inovasi’s John des Rosiers on the opening of his new Italian styled restaurant Moderno in Highland Park. We’ll bring you news from the grand opening party in a future issue.
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