Beatrix Market is expanding. This spring, The Loop welcomes a third location of the Lettuce Entertain You healthy restaurant concept, which offers a wide selection of items for those with dietary restrictions. From self-serve salad, soup, a coffee bar and a hot food bar to chef-prepared sandwiches and snacks and the inviting Chocolate Closet, options are downright delectable. Meetings and events can also take advantage of complimentary planning services as well as enjoy a venue with fast-casual vibes and a local focus. Beatrix Market seats 50 and is available for full buyouts.

Have you ever wanted to tell an attendee to get lost? Well, now you can do so while maintaining your professional integrity. In conjunction with the Illinois Bicentennial celebrations happening this year, the Illinois Office of Tourism has partnered with 17 farms and orchards around the state to debut Bicentennial-themed corn and apple tree mazes for the public to enjoy.

 

Dawn Young first joined Choose Chicago in June 2005 as director of association sales, and in May this year, was promoted to vice president of hotel sales. It’s a perfect example of rising up the ranks for someone who’s so passionate about moving tourism forward. Though her experience in the industry runs deep, she’s got her work cut out for her to keep the numbers growing: Chicago set a tourism record in 2017 with more than 55 million visitors. A major reason for that? “Chicago just rocks accessibility,” says Young.