Partner Spotlight: Meet Joe Podlasek

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. MEET JOE PODLASEK, Founder and CEO of Trickster Cultural Center Joe Podlasek got his start in the not-for-profit world as a systems engineer at the Chicago…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Lisa Gregor

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Lisa Gregor, Owner of Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca Lisa grew up in the small town of Leland, Illinois. She graduated from Lake Forest College with…

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5 Fall Activities in Chicago Northwest

The Midwest is home to some of the best fall activities in the country and the Chicago Northwest is no exception! From pumpkin patches to farmers markets, you’ll have your schedule completely booked this season. The following 5 activities span across the entire region, with many occurring outdoors…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Michael Larson

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Michael Larson, General Manager, Schaumburg Boomers Michael Larson grew up in west central Minnesota and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Alex Hilton

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Alex Hilton, Co-Founder, Juice & Berry - Meet Chicago Northwest Board Member Alex grew up in Lombard where she met her high school sweetheart, Paris - cue…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Chip Brooks

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Chip Brooks, Owner, Hey Nonny - Meet Chicago Northwest Incoming Board Member Growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Chip Brooks was exposed to that town’s active…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Ana Santos

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Ana Santos, Owner, Brazil Express Churrasco Grill Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ana and her family were poor but never hungry. Her father owned a small…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Dieter Heigl

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. MEET Dieter Heigl, General Manager, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel - Meet Chicago Northwest Board Member Growing up in the medieval town of…

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Choose your own Chicago Northwest tour adventure

The Chicago Northwest region is at the crossroads of major highways giving your group the ease of getting to the Northwest suburbs. Your group has plenty of hotels to choose from with over 60 available at all price points. Our region offers plenty to the active seniors out there who are ready to…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Suzie Bassi

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Suzie Bassi, Former State Representative and Member of Meet Chicago Northwest Board of Directors Suzie Bassi will be stepping down as a member of our Meet…

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