Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge: 630-986-4100 Springhill Suites Marriott: 630-323-7530 Quality Inn and Conference Center: 630-325-2900

Welcome, Convention Planners, Outdoors Lovers, Home Improvement Enthusiasts, HVAC Professionals and Librarians!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • Convening Leaders 2015 PCMA Chicago (January 11 – 14) – Make No Little Plans! PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Convening Leaders 2015 will be exploring 5 core tracks during each full program day, starting with big picture concepts in the morning and drilling down as the afternoon progresses from industry challenges to sessions that create a personal learning experience that delivers tangible takeaways. The program is designed to meet the needs of individual learning preferences through lecture, peer-to-peer and self-paced delivery styles. To register and learn more, please visit http://conveningleaders.pcma.org/home.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show (January 14 – 18) –  The Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and Strictly Sail Chicago shows have joined forces to create the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine & outdoors sales event. If you love boating, camping, fishing, RVing, or sailing, this is the show for you! There’s no better place to see and buy boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget, the latest in RV’s, campers, fifth wheels, motorhomes and trailers, sailboats, sailing gear, rigging and accessories Marine engines, electronics and accessories, and camping, outdoor and fishing gear. Book trips with travel, charter and resorts too! To learn more, please visit http://www.chicagoboatshow.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Ideal Home Show Chicago (January 23 – 25) – Find new ideas, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, design, spring outdoor projects with hundreds of home experts all under one roof! Meet Ahmed Hassan from HGTV’s and DIY the original “Yard Crashers”. From windows to flooring to cabinets and decor plus much more! Shop, compare and SAVE for 3 days only! Buy tickets online and save! http://www.idealhomeshowchicago.com/home.html

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • International AHR Expo (January 26 – 28) – The 2015 AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR marketplace. The Show brings together over 2,000 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors, representing the entire spectrum of the industry including: HVACR manufacturers, engineers, contractors, OEMs, facility managers, and other professionals. You’ll find over 100 educational seminars, workshops and new product presentations. If you’re looking to keep up with the latest technology and trends, get face to face with the experts, and stay connected – then the AHR Expo is designed for you! To register and learn more, please visit http://www.ahrexpo.com/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (January 30 – February 3) – With hundreds of exhibiting organizations and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor in an integral part of your learning, professional development and networking that takes places at the meeting. Explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies, and enjoy meeting authors and enjoying live stages that include Book Buzz Theater, What’s Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demonstration Stage, and the PopTop Stage. To learn more and to register, please visit http://alamw15.ala.org/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr RidgeExtended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

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Save on Hotel Rooms – Splurge on The Magnificent Mile

Enjoy the best shopping in Chicago without spending an arm and a leg! With the holidays quickly approaching, the holiday shopping rush is in full force. Why not jet off (or take a road trip) to the Windy City and enjoy a weekend of one-of-a-kind shopping, boutiques and fabulous restaurants and wrap up your holiday shopping in one swoop? Staying in downtown Chicago can get expensive quick, so why not stay just outside of the city? You’ll get the best of both worlds — four great hotels in an upscale neighborhood just a stone’s throw from downtown Chicago AND you’ll save up to 40% on hotel rooms, which is good for your pocketbook. Plus, with the money you save, you can treat yourself to a special gift this holiday season.

The Magnificent Mile (also known as the Michigan Avenue District) is known as one of the most upscale shopping Meccas in the Midwest. From a variety of one-of-a-kind boutiques to iconic department stores, you’ll find something here for everyone on your list. Hundreds of restaurants and cafes span the 8 city block of The Magnificent Mile, so you won’t go hungry. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Ghiradelli Chocolate Company or the Hershey’s Factory. It’s easy to get lost in the magnificence of the Michigan Avenue District during the holidays with the Christmas tree lit and sparkling and holiday decorations abundant, Michigan Avenue shopping is not to be missed.

Why spend the extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the four hotels in Burr Ridge promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible! So after a long day of shopping and sightseeing, let the Burr Ridge Hotels take care of you. The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge welcome you and your family to the upscale suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge, all while saving up to 40% on your hotel room. Move savings on hotel rooms equals more guilt-free shopping on The Magnificent Mile for you! Four hotels, four price points and plenty of fantastic restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay!

Shopping on The Magnificent Mile

Skip the Crazy Crowds and Shop Small in Chicago this Holiday Season

Black Friday has come and gone but holiday shopping is still in full force until Hanukkah and Christmas. Ready to skip the crazy crowds, insane parking and long lines typically found at big box stores and malls? Shop small this holiday season and support small and local businesses while saving yourself time, hassle and one big headache! Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza – Enjoy this traditional European open-air market by browsing everything from Old World trinkets to mountain goat wool coats. Sip on a warm cup of hot cocoa and listen to traditional holiday entertainment as you wander. And who doesn’t love free admission? The Christkindlmarket is open now through Christmas Eve.

  • One of a Kind Show Chicago – Chicago’s most “ONEderful” time of the year! A refreshing alternative to traditional retail, the show is the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on  your list! Shop small AND handmade! The show runs December 4 – 7 at the Merchandise Mart. Start shopping!

  • Wicker Park & Bucktown – The Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods of Northwest Chicago provide for a thriving area filled with historic arts, culture and restaurants. With hundreds of hip boutiques, lounges and restaurants, and community events, the WPB neighborhoods are sure to entertain the whole family. WPB nightlife is not to be missed!

  • The upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood, just north of Chicago, is home to many upscale national retailers, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops and a wonderful neighborhood to walk by foot. The Lincoln Park Zoo, which is situated in the neighborhood, is a free activity that is great for families with children as an alternative to shopping.

Why spend the extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the four hotels in Burr Ridge promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible! So after a long day of shopping and sightseeing, let the Burr Ridge Hotels take care of you. The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge welcome you and your family to the upscale suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge, all while saving up to 40% on your hotel room. Four hotels, four price points and plenty of fantastic restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay!

Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza

Welcome, Powersports Junkies, Musicians and Practicing Islamics!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • Dealer Expo (December 5 – 7) – The Dealer Expo expands from its longtime home in Indianapolis to larger quarters in Chicago to deliver more powersports products, more training, more networking and more excitement to the powersports industry’s annual gathering. The Dealer Expo will offer a dedicated focus on new products, a larger venue, affordability, an educational symposium and a host of networking events and features. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.dealerexpo.com/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • The Midwest Clinic – The 68th Annual Conference (December 17 – 20) –  For almost 70 years, The Midwest Clinic has showcased music industry trends, music education, and offered an array of clinics and exhibits for all age and experience levels. It is the largest music conference of its kind in the country. Join in on clinics, reading sessions, rehearsal labs and participate in and enjoy world-class performances. Anyone can attend! To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.midwestclinic.org/default.aspx.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • 13th MAS-ICNA Annual Convention (December 25 – 29) – The largest, most diverse and entertaining Islamic event! Promising many exciting speakers and workshops, this event is not to be missed! To register and learn more, please visit http://www.masconvention.org/.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

Plan a Company Holiday Party Employees will be Excited to Attend!

It’s that time of the year again, the leaves are falling and the green grass hibernates until the spring when the snow finally melts. This time of the year also means planning for the holidays and whether you’ve been tasked with planning the office holiday party or you love planning social gatherings, everyone can use these simple tips and tricks to keep stress levels at a minimum and create a fun, festive and memorable office holiday party guests will remember for years.

  • Throw the party at a venue other than the office. Renting a ballroom or party space is not always expensive. The Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge provides up to 10,000 square feet of event space and a tasteful ballroom – perfect for any size company gathering in an upscale yet completely affordable setting. The Quality Inn & Conference Center furnishes a large ballroom for a large party or can provide smaller space for just about any size event and the SpringHill Suites at Burr Ridge provides a smaller meeting space for not-so-large parties as well.

  • Send real invitations, not a mass email. What’s more exciting than receiving a hand-addressed, professionally printed event invitation? If you value your employees, they deserve more than an e-vite to a company holiday party being thrown in appreciation and recognition for their hard work and dedication.

  • Decide on a party atmosphere. Casual, Formal, Corporate, Cute? Deciding on an atmosphere will set the tone for the party as well as make each decision for the planner easier.

  • Give guests something to talk about. Have everyone wear an ugly sweater or make the party a masquerade ball. Mix it up!

  • Have good music. These days, hiring a DJ isn’t necessary, create a great playlist with a variety of tunes, plug it into the speakers and the music is taken care of. Easy as pie!

  • Decide to do a “White Elephant” gift exchange. Everyone has that useless punchbowl from Aunt Sally from three Christmases ago, why not trade it for another useless gift? This hilarious gift exchange takes the pressure off buying a thoughtful/useful gift for a coworker and makes the exchange more fun.

Whether you’re planning a party for a small business or a national corporation, any of the four hotels in Burr Ridge are happy to accommodate you and your guests this holiday season. Visit www.burrridgehotels.com to view 360° video tours of each of the four hotels. The Burr Ridge Hotels make party planning simple! We are happy to welcome and host any size party – whether your company has 5 employees or 500. The Burr Ridge Hotels are nestled in a relaxing, wooded setting, just far enough away from the city to take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday season.

Discover the four hotels in Burr Ridge: Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge and the Quality Inn & Conference Center, and enjoy one of Chicago’s best kept secrets. Burr Ridge is located just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (½ mile south of I-294).

Welcome, Packaging Experts, Medical Students, Retail Bankers, Cardiologists and Radiologists!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • PACK EXPO International 2014 (November 2 – 5) – North America’s largest packaging and processing show grows more powerful every year. Only PACK EXPO focuses on processing and packaging solutions while at the same time introducing you to technologies and ideas from all different industries. It’s the one place you can discover innovations you didn’t know existed and truly see what is possible. When you need to meet efficiency targets, launch a new product, automate or streamline your operations, start by exploring PACK EXPO International 2014. To register and for more information, please visit www.packexpointernational.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Minority Student Medical Career Fair (November 8 ) – This event is designed to reach all high school and college students, parents, advisors, guidance counselors, school administrators, and any individuals interested in pursuing a career in medicine and biomedical science. Get information from U.S. medical schools, internship programs, Aspiring Docs, MCAT, AMCAS, and more. Take charge of your future by using this opportunity to speak with diversity affairs, admissions, MD-PhD and PhD program directors and/or administrators from the attending medical school. To learn more and register, please visit https://www.aamc.org/students/minorities/medical-career-fair/380986/chicago.html.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • BAI Retail Delivery 2014 (November 12 – 14) – BAI Retail Delivery challenges financial professionals to escape the day-to-day, reimagine retail banking, and thrive in a rapidly changing world. At this year’s premier retail banking event, BAI Retail Delivery will help transform you from the leader you are now, to the visionary you want to be, giving you actionable insights and inspiration that will help you reimagine the world of retail banking. To learn more and register, please visit www.bai.org/retaildelivery.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 (November 15 – 19) – The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the best science and is the leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States. The Scientific Sessions attracts more than 17,000 attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. Lead the way to discovery in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke. For more information and to register, please visit http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Sessions/ScientificSessions/Scientific-Sessions_UCM_316900_SubHomePage.jsp.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • RSNA 2014 (November 30 – December 5) – With more than 300 courses covering topics on critical issues in every subspecialty, the Radiological Society of North America’s 2014 Annual Meeting is not to be missed. Mingle at the Sip & Savor Social, experience a comprehensive meeting program featuring industry experts, critical research and groundbreaking science opportunities, and see, touch and shop products presented by over 700 exhibitors. To register and learn more, please visit www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay!

Golf the Chicago Suburbs: The Best Courses for Golf in the Fall

Chicago is the public-golf capital of the United States, and with more than 200 public courses in the Chicagoland area, its tough to answer the question, “Where should I play golf in Chicago?”. We’ve made it easy for you. With the leaves changing color and a slight nip in the air, it’s a great time of year to play golf. Make a weekend out of it! Many of the resorts offer spa services and lodging accommodations to ensure there is something for everyone.

  • Cog Hill Golf and Country Club – Lemont, IL – Enjoy the “old world” style clubhouse and garden patio after a round of world-class golf.

  • The Glen Club – Glenview, IL – Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, enjoy spectacular views on a challenging course.

  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Galena, IL – Superior golf paired with quaint inn-style rooms and the tranquil Stonedrift Spa set the tone for a perfect weekend of relaxation.

  • Orchard Valley Golf Course – Aurora, IL – Enjoy a blend of natural challenges such as meandering wetlands, lakes, roughs, water hazards, bunkers, hollows and waterfalls, rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.

  • Cantigny Golf Course – Wheaton, IL – Part of the historic 500-acre Cantigny Park, the grounds also include museums, formal gardens and picnic areas.

  • Harborside International – Chicago, IL – The premier golf experience in downtown Chicago and home to the most expansive driving range and practice facility in Northern Illinois.

  • Ruffled Feathers Golf Club – Lemont, IL – A public golf course with a private club feel and the only Pete and P.B. Dye designed course in Chicagoland.

  • Prairie Landing Golf Club – West Chicago, IL – Modeled after seaside links style golf courses found in Ireland, the prairie links style was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and offers meticulously conditioned rolling grass fairways, massive sweeps of native grasses and strategically placed grass mounds and sand bunkers.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! When your feet are tired from walking the course all day and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

Welcome, MedTechs, Plastic Surgeons, Eye Professionals and Fitness Club Managers!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • AdvaMed 2014 – The MedTech Conference (October 6 – 8 ) – AdvaMed 2014 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. It is a “must attend” event for any MedTech company. To learn more and to register, please visit www.advamed2014.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Plastic Surgery The Meeting (October 10 – 14) – Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty, poised to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from nearly 50 countries around the globe. The conference is intended for plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. Now in its 88th year, Plastic Surgery The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice. To learn more and to register, please visit www.plasticsurgerythemeeting.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • AAO 2014 (October 18 – 21) – The American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014 meeting offers unlimited learning opportunities, in a variety of formats to meet your educational objectives. Enhance your knowledge, expand your practice management skills and explore Chicago! AAO 2014 registration includes access to the exhibition, Academy Cafe panels, Learning Lounge discussions, Opening Session, original paper sessions, scientific posters, spotlight sessions, symposia, Technology Pavilion presentation, video programs and much more! To learn more and register, please visit www.aao.org.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • Club Industry Show 2014 (October 18 – 21) – Leading, connecting and inspiring the fitness community, the Club Industry Show provides a stellar conference program designed to help you in your business, inspire personal growth and provide insight into where the industry is headed. This year’s conference is bringing together the top experts in the industry to share their knowledge with you! To learn more about the speakers, schedule and to register, please visit www.clubindustryshow.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four Burr Ridge Hotels! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

Welcome, Manufacturing Decision Makers, Women Entrepreneurs and Graphic Communications Experts!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

  • International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 (September 8 – 13) – More than 100,000 industrial decision-makers, including many of your competitors, attend the IMTS to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems. They know that to survive and succeed, they must keep up with technology and stay ahead of their competitors! The conference, where Technology and Business connect, brings together experts from the industry to give you the most useful and up-to-date technical information available. Gain insight into improving your production and operations, learn from professionals with solutions to your manufacturing challenges and network with peers. What are you waiting for? Learn more and register at www.imts.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference (September 17) – for 28 years, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) has provided a conference focused on meeting the needs of women and minority business owners in the Midwest. The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference (EWC) offers women business owners the opportunity to increase the profitability of their businesses by building relationships with corporate and government buyers, business experts and other women business owners. Discover a variety of breakout sessions, receptions offering networking opportunities, a powerful keynote speaker and much more. To register and learn more, please visit www.ewc28.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

  • GRAPH EXPO 14 (September 28 – October 1) –  This year the world’s Graphic Communications Industry will convene in the largest print market in the world to rejuvenate, energize and find the trending business solutions and exciting new profit opportunities. At the “Integrate” themed GRAPH EXPO 14, spanning the realms of Print, Online and Mobile, you will experience the full spectrum of equipment, products and services from wide format inkjet printing to marketing/creative services/media/print buying and so much more! Experience live demonstrations, business diversification opportunities, and educational opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. To learn more and register, please visit www.graphexpo.com.

Want to save up to 40% on your hotel stay? Stay in Burr Ridge! Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants! (Just 18 miles from McCormick Place on I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294).

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! When your feet are tired from standing all day, your head is full of new information and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Quality Inn & Conference Center Burr Ridge. And remember, just 15 miles south of Downtown Chicago on I-55 and a half mile south of I-294, the Burr Ridge Hotels promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We also welcome companies and businesses to our facilities for large or small conference spaces. Four great hotels, four price points and plenty of great restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay.

Music & Summer Festivals in the Windy City

Ahh summertime…as the temperature rises in the Windy City so does the popularity of soaking up the summer sun and getting outside while it’s here.  With the music scene going full force and tons of cultural, arts and food festivals all over town, Chicago is hoppin! With the Cubs playing at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, there’s always a game to catch, too. The summer of 2014 in Chicago holds a few jems for Chicagoans as well as travelers all over the midwest. Lollapalooza, the Chicago Air & Water Show, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the Chicago Jazz Festival all take Chicago by storm this summer, so grab your tickets then make your hotel reservations at one of the four Burr Ridge Hotels before the last-minute summertime rush! Don’t fight the downtown traffic and spend big bucks on downtown hotel rooms. These hotels are conveniently located in the upscale, suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge at the I-55 and County Line Road intersection, ½ mile south of I-294 — a straight shot from the city. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica or Quality Inn & Suites.

Lollapalooza! The magical combination of twelve letters that drive heavy metal, alternative rock, punk rock and hip hop fans nuts.  The weekend long festival held at Grant Park August 1st-3rd attracts fans from across the nation to this one-of-a-kind eclectic event. The event provides and showcases music from headlining bands such as Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon and Calvin Harris as well as many up-and-coming artists such as Cage the Elephant, Iggy Azalea and Rebelution.  Lollapalooza has been held in Grant Park since 2003 and fans definitely do not see it stopping anytime soon. You’re lucky if you’ve got tickets in hand for this sizzling summer event!

Fighter jets and skydivers have been performing dangerous daredevil routines over Lake Michigan since the summer of 1959! Whether you’re an avid onlooker and attendee each year or a just thought you would check something new out this summer, the Chicago Air & Water Show continues to amaze Chicagoans as well as visitors from around the midwest. The show returns to the Lake Michigan waterfront August 16th and 17th and is fun for the whole family! And the best part is…it’s totally free!

Want to relive the good old days and reminisce this summer? Check out Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the United Center August 23rd. Jam and rock out to “I Won’t Back Down” and “American Girl” with thousands of your closest friends as Steve Winwood guest performs. If you don’t already have tickets, hurry, because they’re almost gone!

If rock and roll isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Chicago has something for you too! The Chicago Jazz Festival returns August 28-31st at the Cultural Center in Millenium Park. Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the Chicago  Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition promoting awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Visit http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/ to read featured artist bios and check out the Neighborhood Nights concert schedule. You won’t believe that it’s totally free!

Whether you’re planning a summer vacation to Chicago or checking out a spur-of-the-moment concert or event in the Chicago area, the four hotels in Burr Ridge continue to provide safe and comfortable upscale lodging just outside the city.  Each of the four hotels located in Burr Ridge (about 18 miles from Downtown Chicago) will provide you and your family and friends a convenient and money saving place to stay. Whether you’re checking out Tom Petty or the Chicago Air & Water Show or just passing through Chicago on the way to another destination, Burr Ridge is your best options for convenient and comfortable accommodations. Free parking, fantastic restaurants, and just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown, what’s not to love?