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

City Loosens Restrictions for Dining & Venue Capacities

On Monday, September 28th it was announced that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be easing restrictions on indoor spaces, allowing bars and restaurants to be at 40% capacity. According to the Chicago Tribune, “Chicago bars that don’t serve food will be allowed to reopen for indoor service starting Thursday, and bars and restaurants will be … More City Loosens Restrictions for Dining & Venue Capacities

Wells St. Market to Close This Friday, September 18th

In a statement released today, Wells St. Market announced it was closing this Friday, September 18th. The food hall will have its final service, offering specials and freebies to thank their patrons for all of the love and support over the past few years “From all of us at the Wells Street Market, it has … More Wells St. Market to Close This Friday, September 18th

Businesses You Can Support Now: Chicago Planner’s #HospitalitySpotlight

We know that COVID-19 has hit the events industry hard, and so we are doing an Instagram takeover to support our Chicago Events Community. We will continually add those we’re supporting to the list below and be sure to follow us on Instagram @ChicagoPlannerMag via #HospitalitySpotlight to learn about what great local businesses you can … More Businesses You Can Support Now: Chicago Planner’s #HospitalitySpotlight