The Planning

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BY Marcia L. Callaghan


Curling is Now a Thing in Chicago, and Here’s Where Groups Can Try It

Planning a winter conference in Chicago and still in need of a team-building activity or after-hours reception venue? (I’m looking at you, Alpha Kappa Psi, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and National Association of School Psychologists.) Three spots around town are sliding into the new year with a venerable sporting activity available in various forms for groups: curling. 

A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

Sponsored by Visit Champaign County

Non-traditional space is certainly a trend in event planning, but as you look towards your meetings in 2018 and beyond, have you considered a University setting? The benefits of hosting at and around a university campus are wide-reaching for both the meeting planner and the attendee. Here are a few top reasons to consider a college town for your next event:


The new “Boulder Lifestyle Meetings Menu” at St Julien Hotel & Spa will feature a variety of teambuilding exercises designed to help groups be more effective and have fun! Keeping all the sophisticated style expected from a distinguished member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts LVX Collection, an AAA Four-Diamond Property and a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel, these new experiences allow groups to experience Boulder like never before. 

Chicago is Hosting Some Major Sporting Events and It's Paying Off for Planners

We are the Champions

Chicago Magic Lounge is About to Draw the Curtain

Chicago Magic Lounge will soon unveil their bag of tricks with a grand opening in January 2018. As a true testament to Chicago’s rich magic history, the luxurious new entertainment center in Andersonville will dazzle guests with secret entrances, an art deco-style magic lounge featuring a vintage 1920s speakeasy performance bar, a 120-seat cabaret theater with an overlooking mezzanine level and an exclusive close-up performance space that seats 40.


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