Partner Spotlight: Meet Tori Cimack

MEET Tori Cimack, Director of Sales, Sonesta ES Suites Schaumburg Tori Cimack grew up in southeast North Carolina, in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach with her parents and younger brother. She recalls, “In the summer, we'd drive to the beach every weekend and spend all day swimming and body surfing…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Chuck Valenti

General Manager and Meet Chicago Northwest Board Member; Treasurer Chuck Valenti grew up in Wood Dale, Illinois with his twin brother and two older brothers. A son of immigrant parents from Sicily, his parents moved to the northwest suburbs of Chicago at an early age to find work and start a family…

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6 Things To Do This Fall in Chicagoland

Summer has come to an end but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! There’s nothing quite like fall in the Midwest. With the arrival of the new season, so does a list of fun things to do. Whether you want to celebrate Halloween or enjoy the fall colors, the Chicago Northwest suburbs have something…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Becca Clark

Director of Sales Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg Becca Clark graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Business in 2014 with a major in Marketing and certificates in Sales and Social Entrepreneurship. She was taking a Professional Selling class that brought her to a golf outing where she…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Hasan Ali

General Manager of the Westin Chicago Northwest and Meet Chicago Northwest Board Member Hasan Ali grew up in Karachi, a cosmopolitan city in Pakistan. He grew up the only son with six sisters. He finished his first bachelor’s degree from University of Sindh in Business Administration and his second…

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Chicago Northwest Farmers Markets

There is no need for a road trip to get fresh foods! You can get your produce right here at any of the region’s local farmers markets. Check out these Chicago Northwest locations below: Come visit the Arlington Heights Farmers Market running every Saturday until October 15th, from 8:00 a.m. until…

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End of Summer Activities in Chicago Northwest

Summertime offers an endless amount of activities to participate in — rain or shine. Here are some of our favorites to wrap up Summer in the Chicago Northwest area! Arlington Heights If you’re in need of a place to go when the weather is less than ideal, look no further than Thrown Elements Pottery…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Michael Kudrna

Owner of Frato's Culinary Kitchen and Co-Founder of District 214’s Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Program Please tell us a little about yourself and how you got into the restaurant business. Since I was a child, I've had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to problem solve which fueled my craving…

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Stories of Chicago Northwest: Joe’s Pizza

Located in Schaumburg, Joe’s Pizza’s story stems from love for family and cooking. Nearly 15 years later, that foundation has allowed an American Dream to flourish. Dino Tazouti immigrated to the United States in the early 90’s. On his first date with his now-wife Robin, he cooked for her. The…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Adriannah Beckham

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. MEET Adriannah Beckham, Owner of SoCo Restaurant Adriannah is the Owner-Operator of SoCo, a new comfort food restaurant located at 812 East Higgins Road in Elk…

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