Events

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Hard Rock Cafe Chicago (Tent)

    here's chicago st. pat's bash hard rock cafe chicago

    Come and join your Chicago area event and hospitality industry colleagues for a fun & productive networking experience. 

    When:  Friday March 16, 2018

    Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago (in the heated tent in parking lot)

    This is the official kick off event into Spring for the Chicago event & hospitality industry & the 10th year of the Here's Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry's St. Pat's BASH!

    Green Beer, Wine & Passed Appetizers, Networking, Entertainment & Beer Samplings from Dovetail Brewery provided and water samplings from Hello Water.

    Watch the video from 2016 

    Let's awake from the winter hibernation and reconnect with our industry colleagues.  Let's have some fun!  We welcome all meeting, event & hospitality industry newcomers with warm and welcome arms.  You WILL meet a new industry colleague if not 10 of them!

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  • Wed
    30
    May
    2018
    4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.UIC Picnic Grounds, 800 W. Maxwell St. Chicago, Il.

     

    You're invited to a complimentary Here's Chicago & WCF Events' Hospitality & Events Industry Summer Picnic Kickoff Event.

    Kick start the upcoming Summer Picnic and Barbecue Season! This is an event for event & hospitality industry professionals only (no family members please).

    • Free Food and Drinks - welcome in summer with your bbq favorites served hot off the grill! Don't forget to wash it down with a cold beverage of your choice - beer, wine or our specialty summer cocktail!
    • WCF Events Newest Event Program – Pub Trivia!
    • The Newest in Outdoor Entertainment – Giant Games, New Inflatables and More!
    • Volleyball and Bags Tournaments
    • Softball Pick-up Games
    • DJ and Entertainment

     

    Date & Time:

    Wednesday May 30, 2018

    4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Location: 

    UIC Picnic Grounds
    800 W. Maxwell St.
    Chicago, Illinois 60607

    Come down to experience the newest in summer outing entertainment!

    This year we are featuring a Pub Trivia Program that will test your wits and competitive, fun spirit. Bring a team of industry professionals or join a team and meet new people! There will also be a plethora of fun, new outdoor entertainment to check out including Giant Games, Inflatables, Lawn Games, and more! Don’t worry, if activities are not your thing you can also try our specialty summer cocktail, enjoy some great food and spend some quality time with your colleagues and peers. 

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    Directions to UIC Picnic Grounds
    800 W. Maxwell St. (Corner of Maxwell St. & Halsted) Chicago, IL

    The picnic grounds at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) are located directly west of the intersection of Maxwell St. and Halsted St (800 W. Maxwell St.). To reach the picnic grounds, guests must enter through the east gate located at the end of the cul de sac on Maxwell St. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot.

    Public Transportation
    Take the Blue Line Subway (Free transfer from Red Line is available at Washington and Jackson stops). Get off at the UIC/Halsted stop and walk 7 blocks south on Halsted to Maxwell Street. Turn right (west) on Maxwell Street and proceed ½ block to the east gate. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the Chicago Loop
    Proceed west from the Loop area to Halsted. Turn left (south) on Halsted and proceed to Maxwell Street. Turn left (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed ½ block to the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the North
    Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) east towards Chicago. Exit at Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road. At the second stoplight (Roosevelt Road) turn right. Turn left (south) on Halsted and proceed to Maxwell Street. Turn left (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed ½ block to the parking garage. Parking is available in the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the West
    Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east towards Chicago. Exit at Racine Avenue. Turn right on Racine and immediately make a left onto Harrison Street. Take Harrison Street to Halsted Street and turn right. Then take Halsted to Maxwell Street. Turn left (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed 1/2 block to the parking garage. Parking is available in the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the South
    Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) west towards Chicago. Exit at Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road and turn left at the first stoplight (Roosevelt Road). Turn left (south) on Halsted and proceed to Maxwell Street. Turn left (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed 1/2 block to the parking garage. Parking is available in the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018
    4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Lucky Strike Chicago

    Register now to attend: 8/15/2018

    Hospitality Fest Chicago 2017

    Hospitality Fest 2016 from hereschicago on Vimeo.

    Join up to 600 of your meeting and event planning colleagues at Hospitality Fest and stroll the aisles of meeting and event venues, corporate activity providers, corporate entertainment and event service providers and meet the event managers of each supplier.

    This is a fun, but, productive event as you’ll find ideas for your future events and holiday parties.  Admission includes food, FUN, drinks, beer and liquor samplings, networking, ideas, education, giveaways and entertainment.

    Believe us, it’s fun and you’ll find someone who will make your next event a great one!

    Who attends and why:

    Association meeting planners, corporate meeting planners, event planners, hotel and corporate concierge, administrative professionals & influential event and hospitality professionals who are seeking new ideas, venues, corporate activity providers and event service providers.

    When: Wednesday, August 15th

    Where: Lucky Strike Chicago, 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Time:  4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Schedule for the day:

    4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Come for the food, drinks, networking and fresh ideas presented by our table sponsors for your upcoming meetings, group outings and events.
    • Our growing list of participating table sponsors will also be providing exclusive group deals, raffles and/or giveaways at this year’s event.
    • You’ll meet with Chicago’s top group and private event venues, activities and service providers who are eager to help you make your events an absolute smash!
    • Visit with Chicago’s leading industry associations and get all of your questions answered about the benefits of becoming a member.
    • This is the perfect time to find your holiday party venues and ideas.
    • Learn from Chicago's top industry professionals and speakers in our learning lounge.

     

    6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    • Stay for the reception and network with fellow meeting and event professionals 

     

    Click here to register to attend 

    (If you are a working meeting or event planner, the hospitality community is hosting you.  Email us at hospitalityfest@gmail.com to inquire)

    I want to be a table sponsor at Hospitality Fest and showcase my company

    Limited table sponsorship available

    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter for updates.

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018
    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Chicago Sports Museum

    Chicago Sports Museum Bash with Ryne Sandberg

    Join Here’s Chicago and the Chicago Sports Museum for a jam-packed night of sips, bites and interactive activities. You'll also have the chance to go head to head against Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg in a game of shuffle board or darts in the Museum's newly unveiled Game Room. The Game Room features a walnut framed shuffleboard, darts, giant jenga and a range of other games along with a wall of TVs and gorgeous leather lounge seating, including baseball glove inspired sofas. The room is perfect for groups looking for a more intimate space than Chicago Sports Museum’s Hall of Legends, but still interested in interactive activities to entertain their guests.  Walk around magic by Sean Masterson. 

    WHEN
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    5pm-8pm

    WHERE
    Chicago Sports Museum
    Water Tower Place, Level 7
    835 North Michigan Avenue

    This will sell out quick.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018
    3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Abbington Banquets, 3 South 002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn, Il.

     

    Daily Herald Hospitality Expo 2018

    Our friends at the Daily Herald DuPage Hospitality EXPO would love for you to attend. 

    Planning a corporate meeting, event, conference, luncheon, dinner, golf outing, retreat, team building experience or holiday party? Meet with more than 75 exhibitors with complimentary food and drinks from the best restaurants and venues in the marketplace! Try your luck to win great raffle prizes.

    Discover all the options for your next event in the suburbs!

    October 11, 2018
    3 – 7 p.m.
    Abbington Banquets
    3 South 002 IL Route 53 in Glen Ellyn 

    Don’t miss the DuPage Hospitality EXPO!

    The Daily Herald Business Ledger presents the 9th annual DuPage Hospitality EXPO! The DuPage marketplace has a wealth of facilities and accommodations to meet any needs – large or small, business or personal. Admission is FREE, registration is required

    Register

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre

     

    Daily Herald Hospitality Expo 2018

    Our friends at the Daily Herald DuPage Hospitality EXPO would love for you to attend. 

    Planning a corporate meeting, event, conference, luncheon, dinner, golf outing, retreat, team building experience or holiday party? Meet with more than 75 exhibitors with complimentary food and drinks from the best restaurants and venues in the marketplace! Try your luck to win great raffle prizes.

    Discover all the options for your next event in the suburbs!

    November 8, 2018
    3 – 7 p.m.
    Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre
    2401 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates Free admission | Registration required (below)

    register now

     


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