Virtual Event Feature: 2021 Walgreens Virtual Leader Meeting

Event Overview Event dates: August 30-31, 2021 Event Purpose: Internal Leadership Meeting Attendee Count: 2,000 Virtual Platform Used: Zoom A/V Partner: Resolution Digital Studios Event Summary: More than 2,000 Walgreens team members joined the 2021 Walgreens Virtual Leader meeting that was broadcast from Resolution Digital Studios in Chicago. John Standley, Walgreens president, hosted the two-day … More Virtual Event Feature: 2021 Walgreens Virtual Leader Meeting

From Punishment to Professional: Michelle Dallas Has Become the Queen of Chicago Event Planners

How do you know you’re one of the best planners in Chicago?  When everyone knows who you are.   I sat down with Michelle Dallas, events industry powerhouse, who told me she believes it’s important to recognize all of those who work hard in our industry, and that her goal is to be a helpful resource … More From Punishment to Professional: Michelle Dallas Has Become the Queen of Chicago Event Planners

Questions Every Planner Needs to Ask the Venue

When putting together a live event, there are necessary questions that every event planner should be prepared to ask. While they may seem obvious, it’s surprising how many little details can easily get missed.  Don’t be left scrambling – these topics will help your event be well-organized and seamless. Audio/Visual A/V has a huge range – … More Questions Every Planner Needs to Ask the Venue

Precautions and Preparations to Think About for Planning COVID-Safe Events

While many are reveling in the relief of vaccines, we have to acknowledge that the pandemic isn’t completely over.  With the Delta variant causing increased concern – particularly for those at risk ranging from children to older adults, those with health conditions and suppressed immune systems, and unvaccinated individuals – it’s important to think about … More Precautions and Preparations to Think About for Planning COVID-Safe Events

New Venues | July 2021

Pendry Chicago (Hotel) and Chateau Carbide (Rooftop) Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International and their Chicago location is a reimagining of the iconic 1920s-era Carbide & Carbon Building – a true American, Art Deco landmark. The hotel offers 13,000 square feet of diverse meetings and event space, a … More New Venues | July 2021

Welcome Back, Chicago

Dear Industry Professionals: As the Creator of Chicago Planner Magazine, I am excited to welcome you all back. On Friday, June 11, 2021, Mayor Lightfoot announced that Chicago would officially be fully reopened.  With vaccinations well-distributed, and summer warmth in full swing, it was very exciting news.  But we must also acknowledge that after 15 … More Welcome Back, Chicago