Meet Chicago Northwest Partners Gather at 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting

  • Meet Chicago Northwest Partners Gather at 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting

     
    POSTED May 16, 2019
     
  • Meet Chicago Northwest Partners Gather at 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting

     
    POSTED May 16, 2019
     
  • Meet Chicago Northwest Partners Gather at 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting

     
    POSTED May 16, 2019
     
  • Meet Chicago Northwest Partners Gather at 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting

     
    POSTED May 16, 2019
     
  • Meet Chicago Northwest Partners Gather at 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting

     
    POSTED May 16, 2019
     

At the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Meet Chicago Northwest, professionals gathered to celebrate Chicago Northwest tourism at the 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting. The flourishing Chicago Northwest area wasn’t the only cause for celebration. Partners of the Meet Chicago Northwest organization also convened to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week and recognize the merit of five of the area’s hospitality industry professionals.

For the past several years, this event has served as a networking event for the partners of Meet Chicago Northwest. President Dave Parulo describes the meeting as a great way for their partners to build relationships. “I believe our partners find value in sharing quality time together. It is also our opportunity to get them excited about the high impact that Chicago Northwest tourism has on each of our lives,” he says. 

The following honorees were recognized for their admirable work in the industry:

Andy-John Kalkounos Chicago Prime Italian Restaurant
Past Board Chair Award
 
Sarah BillmeyerHyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago
Sales Leader of the Year Award
 
Maral Sosi Abrahamian Westin Chicago Northwest
Support Leader of the Year
 
Antoinette GonzalesAries Charter
Service Leader of the Year

Linda Karch - Retired
Chairman’s Award

This summer, the Chicago riverfront welcomed its newest restaurant: Pizzeria Portofino

The sun-drenched casual restaurant is filled with breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. Inside, guests dine amidst white-washed wood, colorful shutters, and playful striped booths as they look out onto the beautiful water and Chicago’s historic architecture outside.  

 

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has announced the launch of its Dive-In Movie series, a classic, child-friendly summer film series inside the hotel's historic indoor pool. Beginning at sunset every Saturday night through Labor Day, guests can grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and complimentary inflatables to enjoy a full-length feature film projected on the hotel's 80-foot jumbo screen.

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.