• Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Best Party of the Year

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

In May, Illinois Meetings + Events announced the winners of the Best of Illinois readers’ choice awards and the Hall of Fame inductees at our annual event that welcomed industry personnel from all over the state. Festivities were held at Rock Bottom Brewery’s upstairs event space with appetizers and signature cocktails provided by the restaurant and desserts courtesy of the Blue Man Group.

The night’s official emcee was Illinois Office of Tourism Director Cory Jobe who announced winners in 24 categories as well as the seven Hall of Famers, including Lifetime Achievement award winner Tina Carlson, president of Ivan Carlson & Associates. 

On March 6, nearly 200 meeting planners, event producers, experiential design experts and vendor partners gathered at Loyola University Chicago’s Damen Student Center to talk cutting edge tech trends, explore new educational topics and connect with friends old and new.

 

Nightlife and hospitality guru Arturo Gomez returns to The Underground with a few new enterprises under his belt.

 

The Quad Cities is brimming with history and affordable activities.