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Save money on Audio Visual AV

How to save money with your A/V Company

April 13th, 2023 | hereschicago

  If you’re renting audio-visual (AV) equipment for a meeting, there are several ways you can save money: Rent from a local vendor: Local vendors often have lower rental rates than larger, national companies. Look for local AV rental companies…

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A Disciplined Approach to Job Search

June 17th, 2020 | hereschicago

Career Advancement Tips Author: John Potterton   A Disciplined Approach to Job Search In recent weeks I have been asked for advice related to how to go about looking for new employment. In addition to ensuring you have a modern,…

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Career Advancement Tips with John Potterton

February 14th, 2020 | hereschicago

Feb 13, 2020  Career Advancement Tips  Improving Your LinkedIn Profile Whether you are actively seeking employment, casually looking to change jobs or working in a job that gives you great satisfaction, having a LinkedIn profile that clearly demonstrates your competencies,…

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Career Advancement Tips by John Potterton

January 3rd, 2020 | hereschicago

With the advent of a New Year and the dawn of a New Decade, many of us are busy making resolutions and setting goals – everything from losing weight, getting into shape, learning new skills and advancing our careers. Whatever…

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What do meeting and event planners want from you?

June 28th, 2019 | hereschicago

What do meeting and event planners want? I have worked alongside meeting and event planners for over 20 years and have multiple meeting and event planner friends and colleagues.  I have been in the hospitality industry all of my life…

JON Wool Chicago Hospitality

The employees had commandeered his ship and were steering off course

March 7th, 2018 | hereschicago

I recently participated in a panel discussion before a group of hospitality executives on the topics of leadership and employee motivation. Following the discussion came a Q&A session where attendees asked advice on a run of familiar subjects: kitchen management,…

JON Wool Chicago Hospitality

HOLIDAY SUCCESS …fill dates promptly and manage sharply!

October 16th, 2017 | hereschicago

The holiday season is quickly approaching. For most, this will be a joyful time for shopping, festivity, and warm cozy drinks. For caterers, though, this will be prime time, when a robust event calendar and delighted clients are essential. Moreover,…

JON Wool Chicago Hospitality

Standing Up To Harvey & Irma

September 14th, 2017 | hereschicago

  In the midst of the tragedies and devastation taking place in Houston and in the Caribbean, we are reminded of the vital importance of disaster preparedness for our own businesses.   We are reminded that the security and safety…

JON Wool Chicago Hospitality

Sales Management by the Numbers

June 30th, 2017 | hereschicago

How do effective managers best support a sales team? This is an empirical question that invites dozens of compelling answers. The truth is that there is no singular methodology guaranteed to nurture a particular behavior pattern in a sales team….

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We need YOUR tips for planning holiday parties

April 20th, 2017 | hereschicago

So, you think I’m nuts for asking you to email us your holiday party planning tips in the middle of April, I know. Well, we are working on a brand new Chicago Holiday Party Planning Print Guide which will be…

Jim Grillo CMP Chicago Hospitality Professional

The Meaning of H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.I.T.Y

August 31st, 2016 | hereschicago

The meaning of H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.I.T.Y by Jim Grillo, CMP Here’s my philosophy on the meaning of “hospitality” which transcends all industries.  I really believe for us in the hospitality industry, the following should be our daily way of thinking.  Whether you are…

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LondonHouse Chicago Meetings & Events Opening Spring 2016

February 15th, 2016 | hereschicago

LONDONHOUSE CHICAGO MEETINGS & EVENTS LondonHouse Chicago offers 13 unique spaces for meetings and events — large and small. From our spectacular third floor grand ballroom with sweeping river views, to our various meeting rooms for seminars and break out sessions,…

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Who are Chicago’s Top Event Catering Companies?

January 14th, 2016 | hereschicago

From corporate events to special events, you want to know who the top event catering companies in Chicago are so you can ensure that you’re event is a success.  There are many catering companies to choose from, however, you want…

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Planning Successful Off-Site Meetings

October 6th, 2015 | hereschicago

Planning Successful Off-Site Meetings In a world of email, text messaging and G-chats, the art of off-site meeting planning and execution can seem lost at times. However, all this just might take face-to-face communication and human interaction to another level…

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