• Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

Green Tie Ball 24 turned into Studio 54 at its annual gala function held at Venue One in the West Loop last October. The event was hosted by Chicago Gateway Green, an organization that works to maintain 107 gardens along area expressways that travel to and from downtown Chicago. The night’s proceeds added to the more than $50 million in donations raised to date—money that has been used to beautify the landscapes and pick up 1.5 million pounds of litter since its inception.

The night included a performance from MTV “Artist to Watch” Matt LeGrand as well as a number of other local DJs, while further entertainment was provided by Rivers Casino, which set up charity casino games in the space. Dinner offered bites from more than 30 of Chicago’s noted restaurants, including Arami, Fig & Olive, Jellyfish, Mercadito, Siena Tavern and, of course, Eli’s Cheesecake. Drink sponsors included Goose Island Beer, William Wolf Pecan Bourbon, Brugel Rum, Ketel One Vodka and Zignum Tequila. Here are some sights from the night. 

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.

 

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.

 

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.