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Pirates Success Leads to Fiscal Success for Pittsburgh

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While the Pittsburgh Pirates are done for the series, they did qualify for post-season play, and this qualification, likely led to a significant economic boost for the Pittsburgh area, according to Visit Pittsburgh and Pirates estimates.

Meet Andrew Gajary

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Andrew Gajary was recently hired as the general manager for Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

5 Outdoor Spaces Let Diners Enjoy the Summer Sun

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Memorial Day is the official kickoff to summer when Illinoisans can temporarily forget polar vortexes and revel in all the sunshine finally coming our way. The holiday weekend puts the extra day off to good use, packed with barbecues, fireworks and a plethora of brews that has everyone in celebration mode.

Winter Is in the Air

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All planners know the importance of looking ahead—the earlier the details fall into place, the less stress one has to deal with as the event nears.

A smattering of event venues have started holding receptions decorated for holiday parties to give planners an idea of what a holiday event would look like there and to have soirees booked far in advance. We know Christmas in July sounds crazy, but it really is a planner’s dream. With all the heat and sunshine, winter feels light-years away.

Behind the Scenes at the Academy Awards

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There are some things about the Academy Awards we all know—someone will show up with a highly talked-about dress; Vanity Fair will host an epic after-party; and at least one speech will make you cry. But what about the behind-the-scenes info? The work that goes into creating arguably the biggest awards show of the year? We rounded up a list of facts you can tell your co-workers while dishing about this year’s winners (and losers). 

Get to Know Chicago Northwest

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Population: 300,000

Location: Meet Chicago Northwest is a hub for eight different communities, including Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Roselle, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale. These communities sit on the edge of O’Hare International Airport and are centrally located to the Interstate system linking up with I-90, I-94, I-290, I-294 and I-355. Many of the communities are also serviced by Metra Rail service as well as the Pace Suburban Bus Service.

Signature Drink - The Spicy Politician

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Kanela Breakfast Club in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood recently received its liquor license and, to celebrate, it’s introducing a special cocktail menu, including this delicious and tempting Spicy Politician.

INGREDIENTS
- 2 oz. Absolut Peppar
- 4.5 oz. bloody mary mix
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes Tabasco hot sauce and Sriracha hot sauce
- Dash of celery bitters
- 1/4 oz. lime juice and splash of olive juice

TO CREATE

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