• Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Newest Chicago Fire player Bastian Schweinsteiger walking the runway. 

  • Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. The entertainment included a DJ spinning hits before the runway show and after, as guests mingled after it wrapped. 

  • Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. Emcee Cheryl Scott in front of ROOF on theWit’s floor-to-ceiling windows offering a view of downtown. 

  • Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Some of the guests enjoying cocktails before the event begins. 

Goal! The Fifth Annual Soccer & Style Fashion Show was a complete success when it was held on May 3, raising $20,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation, the soccer club’s charitable organization that’s committed to enhancing the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout the Chicagoland area. The event was held at ROOF on theWit and emceed by ABC 7’s meteorologist Cheryl Scott; it featured several players from the Chicago Fire (including new all-star signee Bastian Schweinsteiger) modeling the latest fashions from Banana Republic as fans and bloggers looked on. Here are some sights from the night.

Gain insight from a professional who increased room block bookings by 30 percent over three years. 

 

Scott Castillo-Milburn, owner of mobile bartending service Classic Cocktails by Scott, developed this recipe last summer for a client who was looking for a bourbon-based drink that would feel seasonal and light for an evening party. The night ended with everyone who’d tried it asking for the recipe, and Castillo-Milburn has since replicated it at 10 events. He’s kept the drink a secret—until now. You can hire his company to create this drink for an event, create a new signature cocktail, or even obtain general liability or liquor liability insurance for your venue.  

 

Centrally located in Illinois, about a two and half hour drive from Chicago, the city of Peoria has many exciting developments happening this year. Here are three to put on your radar.

1. The rustic-themed Bearded Owl Brewing opened in January with a variety of unfiltered beers ranging from stouts to India pale ales to sours, using locally grown ingredients wherever possible. While it doesn’t have designated event space, the brewery makes for a good post-meeting gathering spot for a round of beers and various homemade soft pretzels.