The newest location of Portillo's has opened in Woodbury. The opening of the restaurant's 50th location and first Minnesota restaurant was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by founder Dick Portillo, CEO Keith Kinsey, and Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens.
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Jim Mauer was recently hired as the general manager of Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager of Mayfair Hotel & Spa?
The Hotel Oberlin in Ohio, is leading the way in the hotel industry for creating environmentally sustainable hotels.
The standout hotel is the only one in the US to use solar, geothermal and radiant heating and cooling systems. It’s also one of only five hotels in the U.S. specifically designed for the LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. Developed by SMART Hotels, the hotel is managed by The Olympia Companies and owned by Oberlin College.
Tourist spending in Rockford and Winnebago counties has continues to rise year after year—in 2015 it reached $349.91 million, a 3 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism.
"We are delighted to see such strong results again this year for the tourism economy in Winnebago County," says Roberta Holzwarth, board chair, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Sustained economic growth is crucial as we transform our region.”
The Village of Lisle and the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau have partnered to create a Special Events Grant Program, a curriculum designed to provide funding to organizations and groups that are actively creating new, or enhancing existing, community events in Lisle.
Plante Moran unveiled the new state-of-the-art executive boardroom for not-for-profit organizations, community groups and associations in need of a venue for meetings or events. The boardroom, located in downtown Chicago, seats 18 people and features a large television monitor, Internet access and video connection.
Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove recently opened with a Grand Opening event that benefited non-profit organizations Clearbrook and Special Olympics of Illinois through bowling. The event hosted close to 300 local business leaders, civic officials and community members with Brunswick matching every strike for the evening with $10, raising $2,000 combined for the two charities.