• 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.

An empowering approach to leadership makes Jill Torke, director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a superwoman in the city’s hotel scene.

 

Think creative F&B always has to be expensive? Think Again. We asked a hotel, a restaurant and a conference center to create three menus at three different price points - and they delivered. 

 

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.