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Downtown Peoria along the Illinois River

Gather in America’s Heartland

During the vaudeville days, entertainers would ask, “Will it play in Peoria?” The thinking was, if a show was successful in America’s heartland, it would...
Headshot of Sarah McMullen. June 18, 2024

Great Rail Journeys Announces Leadership Promotions

Great Rail Journeys—whose U.S. division, Vacations By Rail, is headquartered in Chicago— recently promoted three of its leadership team to encourage company development. Great Rail...

Chicago in a Basket

BasketWorks is a woman-owned, Chicagoland-based company that creates customized gifts and gift baskets available for corporate groups. Its primary focus is on themed baskets...
Creative catering from Food For Thought in Chicago

Beyond the Ordinary

Food For Thought, an event-planning and catering company in Chicago, likes to go beyond the traditional plate when it comes to working a corporate...

A Token of Midwestern Hospitality

Located just over an hour’s drive away from downtown Chicago, as well as Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockford is a northern Illinois haven for...
Orchestra Hall and Armour Stage at Symphony Center in Chicago

An Ode to Opulence

When planning a corporate or nonprofit event, there are so many details that come together to make it memorable for attendees—the food that delights...

Spring / Summer 2024

In this issue, venues that embody luxury and splendor set the stage for memorable meetings and events.
Image of Sue Loughran (left) and PJ Loughran (right), who run Emáyn as president and founder/CEO, respectively. May 30, 2024

Addressing the Trends in Experiential Meetings

Emájyn is an executive hospitality company with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and New York City, New York; that specializes in tailored...


Hyatt Regency Chicago Debuts $150 Million Renovation

Flyover Opens on Navy Pier

Choose Chicago Releases 2024 Visitors Guide

Skydeck Chicago Unveils Museum

Amtrak Debuts Borealis Route