• Winning Over Event Attendees is Easy at the Chicago Sports Museum

    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
  • Winning Over Event Attendees is Easy at the Chicago Sports Museum

    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE

Chicago is still enjoying the historic, 108-years-in-the-making win by the Cubs who became the World Series champions last October. To celebrate, there are few places better than the Chicago Sports Museum, located inside Water Tower Place, which has some of the most impressive artifacts from the city’s many teams. 

Three of the current exhibits are the “Hall of Legends,” where anyone can test how their skills compare to Chicago’s top athletes; “Measure Up,” where the brave can see if they can jump as high as Michael Jordan; and “Forensic Sports,” which allows guests to solve the biggest sports mysteries. In addition, a huge collection of memorabilia and archival newspapers help visitors relive some of the city’s iconic wins.

In addition to the public displays, the 23,000-square-foot museum can be booked for private events that will excite any sports lover. The space can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for a reception or 300 for a seated dinner, with tours of the various collections. 

They also offer a range of flexible event options as well as audio-visual technology, providing for a meeting or event that will score big for your audience. 

Sponsored by Fairmont Austin

Travelling for work is inevitable these days, especially in the meetings and events industry. Why not expand upon these professional commitments and turn a corporate getaway into a leisure vacation? With Fairmont Austin’s downtown location, there is plenty to do both on and offsite to treat yourself to a little bleisure weekend.



Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.


Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.