Chicago’s gushed-over Bloomingdale Trail—called The 606—was feted in an inaugural gala that brought together the community and raised funds for the Trust For Public Land.
Things are amping up for the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism, which heads to Springfield this year, from March 21 through March 23. Here are the latest updates you should know and info on registering:
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As excitement grew for the latest installment of the “Star Wars” franchise, released December 18, the force was with a crowd of people who had gathered for a special, out of this world party at Headquarters Beercade two days prior.
The Lakeview establishment, an adult gaming emporium, latched on to the hysteria by promoting a night of trivia, drink specials and the chance for one lucky fan to walk away with a “Star Wars” pinball machine.
Maybe nice guys finish first after all. Because while “second city” Chicago has often fallen short to New York in everything from skyscrapers to baseball games, the Windy City recently grabbed two high-profile events right out of The Big Apple’s grasp.
SPiN:Senior Planners Industry Network is the world’s largest association of senior-level planners (those with 10-plus years of experience). The network offers two membership levels along with branch events around the country, such as online learning opportunities (SPiN:Labs and SPiN:Roundtables) and virtual hosted buyer appointments. We pride ourselves as being an association by planners and for planners.
Last night, I, along with our digital content manager, had the pleasure of attending a four-course meal at the New York Wing Factory in Chicago. (I know. Four courses was insane, and I thought I could never eat again.) It was an out-of-this-world experience. The restaurant officially opened recently in Lincoln Park and hails from the East Coast.
A stellar PAMPI event is just around the corner.
Taking place Aug. 19 at the Franklin Institute the “The Art of Connecting People” is free for PAMPI members and is sure to be an enlightening opportunity.
Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, president and chief connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC., will discuss ways in which to get people excited with volunteering and membership organization and how to maintain that enthusiasm.
Imagine if the passing of simple breeze, chewing a bite of food, even receiving a kiss on the cheek could trigger a pain so intense it felt like electrical volts were coursing through your face. That’s life for the 400,000 people in the U.S. suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, a debilitating facial nerve disorder that is all too often called the suicide disease.
The annual trade show of the restaurant industry came to McCormick Place May 16-19 bringing together 63,000 registrants from top brands and independent and chain restaurateurs as well as the epi-curious. Here are 10 of the craziest food items found on the floor, compiled by Wagstaff Worldwide. Some of them are perfect for thrilling attendees at your next event, too.
THE VACATED RENAISSANCE HOTEL had spent the past three years empty, abandoned and looking completely out of place within the thriving Oakbrook Center, a high-end shopping district located just west of Chicago. That is, until Paris-born hotel Le Méridien moved in.