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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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NACE Chicago

May 25th, 2017 | hereschicago

      The Greater Chicago Chapter of NACE is made up of event industry professionals just like you; from hospitality, venue managers, sales & catering, entrepreneurs, entertainment, planners, décor, & rentals- from Downtown to “the burbs.”  

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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…

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Calling all Corporate and Social Event Planners and Concierges!

April 17th, 2017 | hereschicago

Rooftop Party Calling all Corporate and Social Event Planners and Concierges! Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Illinois Center will be hosting a complimentary event for you! Looking for new and unique venues to host events or send clients? LSF is downtown Chicago’s…

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Windy City Team Challenge

January 23rd, 2017 | hereschicago

Windy City Team Challenge Teamwork, Communication, Group Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Camaraderie and Iterative Learning = the Windy City Team Challenge  The Windy City Challenge is the perfect event to kick-off the New Year, boost team morale and focus your…

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Event Planner Spotlight – Mike Bojesen, SourceOne Events

December 17th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Mike Bojesen of SourceOne Events What are the biggest challenges of meeting and event planning today? Meeting clients budgets What advice do you have for those seeking to secure a job as a meeting or event…

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Howard Wallach – Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (October 2016)

October 5th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Howard Wallach of A – Z Entertainment and this month’s Chicago Hospitality Professional of the month (October 2016)  First and foremost, can you tell us your current position, company and describe what you do? “Creating memories, seizing eyeballs,…

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Lindsey Rhea – Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (September 2016)

September 21st, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Lindsey Rhea, Event Sales Executive at AMJ Spectacular Events and this month’s Chicago Hospitality Professional of the month (September 2016) First and foremost, can you tell us your current position, company and describe what you do? I’m an Event…

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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VIDEO: Summertime Daydream at Northerly Island Tent & Visitors Center

August 29th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s Chicago, the Chicago Park District, Food For Thought and Beyond Events welcomed hundreds of meeting and event planning professionals to an evening of delicious BBQ and seasonal cocktails at the 2nd Annual Summertime Daydream event at Northerly Island Tent…

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Jude Abella Fundraiser

June 30th, 2016 | hereschicago

Jude Abella Fundraiser Our dear friend and ray of sunshine is now in the fight of her life – battling Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma Cancer.  Because she is an icon in the hospitality industry many of her industry friends from…

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Event Planner Spotlight – Ashley Doss, Corporate Events Manager

June 20th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Ashley Doss, Corporate Events Manager, RR Donnelley in Chicago, Il. and this month’s Event Planner Spotlight! How did you get into meeting & event planning? The first event I planned was a fashion show in my sophomore year of college. …

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VIDEO: Here’s Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry Summer BASH!

June 8th, 2016 | hereschicago

2016 Here’s Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry Summer BASH! from hereschicago on Vimeo. Thank you for attending the Here’s Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry Summer BASH! at Shay Our Industry Event partners included: Edward Fox Photography & Video Chicago Event Photography…

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Exhibitor Interviews at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo

May 19th, 2016 | hereschicago

The Here’s Chicago Street Team had the pleasure of interviewing a few of the exhibitors attending the 2016 Sweets & Snack Expo taking place in Chicago on May 24 – 26, 2016 at McCormick Place – Chicago, IL.  They shared product updates…

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2016 Chicago Meeting & Event Industry Networking Events Calendar

April 28th, 2016 | hereschicago

Register now for Here’s Chicago industry events to network with Chicago meeting & event professionals 2016 Chicago’s top industry association networking events calendar Date & Organization Event 4/26/2016 CPM Tradeshow Crystal Gardens 4/27/2016 MMA Membership Connection Embassy Suites 5/5/2015 Chamber Speed…

Michelle Castady DMCP

Event Planner Spotlight – Michelle Castady, DMCP

April 18th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Michelle Castady,  DMCP of 360 Destination Group Chicago and this month’s Meeting Planner Spotlight! How did you get into event planning? After relocating to Naples, FL in 2001, I took on an executive assistant role for a small non-profit organization,…


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