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BY Brittany Trevick


Cubs Receive a Hearty Homecoming at the Annual Fan Convention

It was the day no one thought they would see happen—at least in this lifetime. On Nov. 2, the eternal underdogs the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series Championship, ending a 108-year wait and gaining a whole lot of new appreciation and fans as a result. Just 10 weeks later they would celebrate yet again at the annual fan convention at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which was an undeniable success thanks to the quick actions of a team of event producers.

Ring Leaders Turned a Cirque-Style Show into a Performing Arts Tour

Ten years ago, when Jeff and Julie Jenkins wanted to raise money for their local Chicago park, they turned to something they knew best: the circus. 

MPI Adds New Features to IMEX America Smart Monday (Including Puppies!)

Meeting Professionals International, the official sponsor of Smart Monday, has added five new programs to the inaugural day of IMEX America.

Paws for a Break

MPI is teaming up with Love Dog Adventures—a Las Vegas animal-assisted therapy program. Designed as a stress-reducing activity, several dogs will be present during Smart Monday for attendees to cuddle with. These puppy sessions are quickly becoming a hot new trend and have been featured in a number of World Education Congresses. Puppy Cuddling is sponsored by Visit Norfolk.

Chi-Town Rising Started a New Year of Tourism on the Right Foot

New York has the ball, Sydney has the Bridge, and this year, Chicago had the Star. And at midnight on New Year’s Eve, when that giant sparkler roared 360 feet into the night sky, it not only marked the start of 2016 but also a new initiative to boost winter tourism in Chicago.

Latest Industry Award Winners are Very N.I.C.E.

Hello readers,

A hearty congratulations to the esteemed group of N.I.C.E. Award Winners that were feted at the 15th annual celebration on April 12. The N.I.C.E. Awards recognizes Chicagoland members of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) and ISES (International Special Events Society) in the areas of event planning, catering, entertainment and creative and support services.

Feast on Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week & Lisle Anniversary Deals

Hello readers,

If you’re hungry for deals, there’s plenty to be had in Chicagoland this month.

Meet Chicago Northwest has announced its Restaurant Week 2016 program running through February 28. This is the third annual food feast from the destination marketing organization that covers Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale.


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