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.

More than 35 area restaurants, from causal bistros to high-end steak houses, have partnered with the organization to offer affordable three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner specials. Lunch menus include $10 and $20 options while dinner menus offer $20, $30 and $40 deals.

The once-yearly occasion can present a chance to try a new restaurant solo or with a group. Participants include Ditka's Arlington Heights, Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Kinfork, Level 257, Pinstripes South Barrington, Weber Grill Schaumburg and 30 others. Find the full list here.

Meanwhile the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating its 25th anniversary and offering special meeting incentives as a thank you for the support over the past two-and-a-half decades.

Called the Lisle CVB 25th Anniversary Savings Celebration, it offers any new business that books 25 or more rooms before December 31, 2016 a 2.5% savings on the master account at either the Hilton, Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Lisle. All three underwent extensive renovations in 2015. To qualify for the offer, complete an RFP or call (800) 733.9811. You can also find more information here.

Happy Planning!

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con shows its true colors as a fan-favorite event.


Hello Readers,

Fresh off her Chicago N.I.C.E. award for Best Not-for-Profit Event in 2017, event planner Mindy Loughead (of Perfectly Planned Events) has worked her magic again in a memorable fundraiser for the Home Care Physicians/House Calls program for the Western Region of Northwestern Medicine.


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.