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

Welcome, Restaurant Owners, Sweet Tooth’s and Oncology Professionals!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

National Restaurant Association Show 2014 (May 17 – 20) – Over the course of four days, more than 1,800 suppliers and tens of thousands of buyers come together to make lasting connections that drive business profitability and shape the future of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.  Join us and experience the energy and inspiration of NRA Show. You may just find that new product, trend or idea that makes the difference in your business next year! For more information, please visit www.show.restaurant.org/Home for more information.

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).

Sweets & Snacks Expo (May 20 – 22) – The Sweets & Snacks Expo continues to expand its status as a global resource for products, innovations and insights. Join more than 15,000 qualified professionals and attend the largest sweets and snacks expo ever! Over 620 companies display more than 3 acres of candy and snacks while the Innovations awards reveal the top new items that have been taste-tested across eight different categories. Keynote sessions as well as other learning opportunities are highlighted at this global event. To register, please visit www.sweetsandsnacks.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).

2014 ASCO 50th Annual Meeting (May 30 – June 3) – Attendees of the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting will find cutting-edge scientific presentations and comprehensive educational content. The meeting brings together more than 25,000 oncology professionals from a broad range of specialties, making it an excellent venue for exploring the theme of the meeting – “Science and Society”. To learn more and to register, please visit www.asco.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 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 Burr Ridge Hotels; 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.

Chicago Girls Weekend Getaway

Create memories that will last a lifetime with the girls! From touring the sites and shopping until you drop by day to exploring the booming nightlife of the Windy City by night, Chicago has it all! There’s so much to do and you’ll be surprised the number of experiences you can fit into one weekend in the city. Surrounding the city are countless suburbs boasting exceptional dining, shopping and sightseeing as well, so jet off to the Windy City and enjoy a weekend of fun with the girls!

Luxurious Accommodations

You don’t have to spend big bucks to enjoy luxurious hotel rooms, amenities and dining. Save up to 40% by staying just outside the city in beautiful Burr Ridge, just 18 miles from downtown Chicago. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge or SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge for your girls weekend and enjoy the “The Natural Alternative” to high prices, hassles and congestion of the big city.

Retail Therapy

Ditch the car and jump on the train and shop til you drop at a variety of Chicago locales such as Water Tower Place, State Street and Michigan Avenue. Looking for more local and eclectic shopping? Check out the string of shops in Lincoln Park or head over to Southport Avenue for cool clothing boutiques and restaurants.

Nightlife & Dining

From Broadway shows and live concerts to bar crawls and nightclubs, there’s something for everyone in the Windy City! Check out choosechicago.com for upcoming music, comedy and nightlife listings such as Sip & Sample at Chicago Wine Bars. Staying local in Burr Ridge? Try one of the fabulous Burr Ridge Restaurants. Choose from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Dao Sushi, Thai & Hibachi, Eddie Merlot’s, Topaz Café and many more, all minutes from the hotels in Burr Ridge.

Pamper Yourselves

Face it – you work really hard, so treat yourself! Just an 8 minute walk from the hotels in Burr Ridge is the world-famous Kohler Waters Spa. Pamper yourself and your friends with a variety of spa packages including a Great Lakes Stone Massage or even a Massage Two-Gether! Check with the hotels at Burr Ridge for any hotel packages that may include spa services.

If you’re not frantically texting your girlfriends in a newly-created iPhone group message, maybe this will get your finger typing. Stay at Burr Ridge and save up to 40% on hotel rooms compared to downtown Chicago rates plus FREE parking – what could be better? Grab your best girlfriends and make a weekend of it! Welcome to Chicago!

Welcome, Diabetes Fighters, Pop Culture Buffs and Obstetricians!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

American Diabetes Association EXPO 2014 (April 5) – This FREE event features free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy. Join the Millions® in the fight to Stop Diabetes®! To learn more, please visit www.diabetes.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).

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo C2E2 (April  25 – 27) – C2E2 is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of pop culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and tv shows months before they hit screens! For more information and ticketing, please visit www.c2e2.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).

2014 ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting (April 26 – 30) – The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists presents its annual meeting in Chicago revealing cutting edge topics, curbside consults, lunch and learns, hands-on courses, postgraduate courses, clinical seminars and lunch with the experts. For more information and to register, please visit www.acog.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 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 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.

Itching to Get Outside? It’s Springtime in Chicago!

Although we may still be thawing from the deep freeze the meteorologists call “winter”, it’s not too early to begin thinking about taking a spring trip to enjoy the coming warmer weather. With the birds chirping and the sun shining, spring isn’t TOO far off, is it? Springtime is the perfect time to take a trip to Chicago, not only because of the beautiful weather but because spring is actually considered Chicago’s tourism off-season which means less crowded attractions, cheaper airfare and usually an assortment of hotel promotions and deals. Here are a few ideas of springtime activities in the Chicago area to jump start your trip planning. Enjoy!

-          Chicago Flower & Garden Show (March 15 – 23) – Experience feature gardens that will inspire! Bring along the kids and let them discover the Kids Activity Garden where they can build a container garden and participate in interactive exhibits. Browse the beautiful “Art of Floral” exhibit, created by designers from the American Institute of Floral Designers. Seminars and workshops are held all week long. Be sure to check this event out! Held on Navy Pier, it is not to be missed. Save a few bucks by purchasing show tickets online at www.chicagoflower.com/individuals.php.

-          Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Gardens & Garfield Park Conservatory – Enjoy fresh spring air and the first crocuses of the spring season at one (or all three!) of these wonderfully fresh and lush natural wonders.  With various tours and free classes offered throughout the week and weekend, find fun for the whole family at these wholesome (and free, $3-6 for the Chicago Botanic Garden) Chicago venues.

-          Tulips on the Magnificent Mile – Spring in Chicago means one thing…Tulips. Annually, more than 500,000 tulips are part of “Tulips on the Magnificent Mile”, Chicago’s annual month-long spring festival showcasing tens of thousands of beautifully pigmented tulips blooming from mid-April through the end of May. Public art installations designed by local and international architects are usually placed in the garden beds to add extra pizzazz to the festival. Watch for blooming updates on the Magnificent Mile’s Facebook page.

Save even more by staying just a hop, skip and a jump outside of the city in beautiful Burr Ridge! With luxurious accommodations, fantastic restaurants and four hotels to choose from, you’re sure to enjoy your stay. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge and the Quality Inn & Conference Center as well as from numerous fantastic restaurants and great shopping all within walking distance! You can find it all in here! Experience the “Natural Alternative”. Experience Burr Ridge.

Welcome, Chemists, Homeowners, Spa & Beauty Experts, Surgeons and Car Wash Owners!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

1. PITTCON 2014 (March  2 – 6) – Having grown beyond its roots in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, Pittcon has evolved into a conference and expo that now also serves as a diverse constituency encompassing life sciences, pharmaceutical discovery and QA, food safety, environmental and bioterrorism markets. Pittcon’s target audience is all laboratory scientists – anyone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages laboratory scientists. All are welcome! Please visit www.pittcon.org to register and learn more.

    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).

    2. International Home and Housewares Show (March  15 – 18) – The International Home and Housewares Show offers you the opportunity to see firsthand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, under one roof. Browse everything from tableware, cutlery and flatware to energy conservation appliances and home décor. Find everything under one roof! Learn more at www.housewares.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).

        3. America’s Beauty Show (March 22 – 24) – There’s only one America’s Beauty Show so join us in Chicago this year! For 90 years, the Show has been owned and produced by salon professionals, the members of Cosmetologists Chicago. It is their mission to give back to their industry by educating all pros, members and non-members alike, and improving the cosmetology profession by helping those in need and producing the all-industry America’s Beauty Show.  Join us this year for brand new workshops, exhibits and classes! Register today at www.americasbeautyshow.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).

            4. Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo (March 22 – 24) – Spa professionals gather at Face & Body for practical business solutions, trend information and the latest offerings and insights from leading industry suppliers. The perfect blend of advanced education, relevant products and networking opportunities, Face & Body Midwest is an annual conference and expo held for the professional skin industry. Co-located with America’s Beauty Show, the premier show for salon professionals in the Midwest, Face & Body is not to be missed! Visit http://www.faceandbody.com/midwest/ for more information.

              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).

                5. The Black Women’s Expo (March 28 – 30) – Attend this empowering, motivational and entertaining forum that targets the specific needs and interests of Black women! Check out the Health & Wellness Pavilion and take a few minutes for yourself at the Relax & Renew Spa Pavilion. Enjoy seminars addressing critical issues from a pool of critically acclaimed presenters and live entertainment from Chart-Topping Performing Artists! There is something for everyone! Visit the Black Women’s Expo website for more information.

                  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).

                    6. AORN’s Surgical Conference & Expo 2014 (March 29 – April 2) – You can expect to become smarter, more influential, and energized. You absolutely deserve this experience! This annual event is inclusive to all healthcare professionals associated with surgical services. This is the big event in the perioperative industry where professionals have access to the best and brightest in their field and network with others experiencing the same challenges. To register and learn more, visit www.aorn.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).

                        7. The Car Wash Show 2014 (March 31 – April 2) – Discover the largest gathering of car wash suppliers in the world. Representing car wash equipment, supplies and professional services, The Car Wash Show is your one-stop shop for all of your car wash business needs. To view a list of exhibitors and to register, please visit www.carwash.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 Burr Ridge Hotels; 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.

                          You’re Worth It! Spend Valentine’s Day in Beautiful Burr Ridge.

                          Sweep your better half of his or her feet this Valentine’s Day with a luxurious and romantic trip to Burr Ridge, Illinois. Discover the luxurious amenities, fabulous restaurants and fantastic shopping of Burr Ridge and enjoy the peace and quiet of Chicago’s “Natural Alternative”. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

                          -          An Evening of Romance at the Marriott Burr Ridge – In addition to deluxe rooms and superior guest service, this romantic package is fit for a king and queen including champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries and breakfast for two. Enjoy an evening of romance and luxury at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge. Visit the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge website for details and reservations.

                          -          Burr Ridge Restaurants – The family of Burr Ridge Restaurants offer cuisines from all over the globe. Wine and dine your Valentine at Eddie Merlot’s Burr Ridge or Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant or enjoy sake and sushi at Wok n’ Fire or Dao. You can make reservations online for many of the restaurants on the Burr Ridge Restaurants website.

                          -          Kohler Waters Spa Burr Ridge – Enjoy a variety of luxurious services ranging from a sweet cream and chocolate pedicure and foot massage, a couples massage or take advantage of packages and special offers. Reservations are required, please visit the Kohler Waters Spa website to learn more.

                          Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember and treat yourselves to a weekend stay at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge or the SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge. Both hotels offer luxurious accommodations, large guest rooms and free on-site parking with plenty of fantastic restaurants nearby! Burr Ridge is the place to stay for a relaxing, romantic and much-needed getaway!

                          Welcome, Car Lovers, Dentists, Dog Enthusiasts and Runners!

                          Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

                          1. Chicago Auto Show (February 8 – 17) – First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent! Jump behind the wheel of a variety of luxury cars and test your driving skills on three indoor test tracks. There’s so much to see at the Chicago Auto Show. This event is not to be missed! For more info, please visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.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).

                          2. 149th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (February  20 – 22) – The Midwinter Meeting features three days of the best in lectures, demonstrations and participation courses coinciding with three days of the latest commercial exhibits . More than 200 courses and 600 exhibit booths all conveniently located for you under one roof in Chicago’s McCormick Place. For more information and to register please visit www.cds.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).

                          3. International Cluster of Dogs (February 22 – 23) – One of the largest all-breed benched dog shows in the country to draws the top dogs from across the United States and Canada to compete for prizes and the coveted title of “Best in Show”. Enjoy dog fashion shows, meet the breeds and pet the dogs! Canine enthusiasts must not miss this event! For more information and ticket information, please visit www.ikcdogshow.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).

                          4. Warm Your Heart Indoor 5K (February 22 – 23) – Sign up for Chicago’s Indoor 5K to benefit Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute today! In honor of National Heart Month, this unique event supports highly specialized cardiovascular care at the number one Cardiology and Heart Surgery program in the Chicago metro region. Only the first 3,000 participants will be able to register so sign up today at www.warmyourheart5k.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 Burr Ridge Hotels; 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, Recovering Addicts, Boat, RV and Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Volleyball Players!

                          Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place.

                          1. Narcotics Anonymous 2014 Conference (January  2 – 5) – There are hundreds of meetings in the Chicagoland Region every day of the week where anyone who has a desire to stop using is welcome. Be a part of the first Chicagoland regional convention and learn the real meaning of “Living for Today”. To learn more and register please visit www.chicagona.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).

                          2. Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports, RV & Outdoor Show (January  16 – 20) – It’s back! One of Chicago’s most popular shows is back at McCormick Place in January. Features include special guest meet and greet, John Godwin, star of Duck Dynasty, hands on boater’s education and demos, “Be a Diver Pool” and try scuba diving, and the newest craze in water walking sports –rollers! Check out more features and programs at 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).

                          3. NetLynx Boy’s Winter Volleyball Championship 2014 (January 18 – 20) – This exciting 6 bid event is a stay-to-play event made up of teams from the Boys Great Lakes Festival and the Molten Wisconsin Boys Festival. The goal of the championship is to provide high quality tournament experience for participants through a comprehensive schedule of events designed to futher the development of volleyball in the Midwest. To register and for more information please visit http://www.n3tvolleyball.com/N3T_Volleyball/BWVC_Info.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).

                          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 Burr Ridge Hotels; 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.

                          Last Minute Holiday Shopping – No Need to Leave Burr Ridge!

                          Scrambling for last-minute holiday gifts? You can find everything you need in Burr Ridge! Why deal with the crowds and parking wars when a wide variety of shops, great restaurants and specialty stores are just under your fingertips? And, if you’re staying at one of the four Burr Ridge Hotels, the Burr Ridge Village Center is less than a half mile away, so close you can walk!

                          Visit the Burr Ridge Village Center! Just off I-55 at County Line Road (1/2 mile south of I-294), the Burr Ridge Village Center has plenty of gift-worthy stores including Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Coldwater Creek, Eddie Bauer and Victoria’s Secret. Maybe pick up a few gift cards from Starbucks or Cooper’s Hawk Winery for those hard to shop for or gift exchanges. Make gift-giving easy for yourself and enjoy the time saved with your friends and family. Save some cash with free parking at the Burr Ridge Village Center and pick up a little something for yourself!

                          The world-renowned Kohler Waters Spa, located at the Burr Ridge Village Center, has an abundance of holiday packages to pamper a good friend or loved one (or yourself!). Even sweeter, guests of the Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge enjoy 20% off ALL Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge spa services. Who doesn’t enjoy a 60-minute massage, facial and pedicure?

                          Know a foodie or a wine enthusiast? A gift card from one of the Burr Ridge Restaurants is the perfect gift. Choose from Capri Ristorante, Ciazza, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Dao Sushi Thai & Steakhouse, Eddie Merlot’s, Topaz Café and many more. Check out the entire selection of Burr Ridge Restaurants on their website.

                          Holiday shopping can be easy. You don’t even have to leave Burr Ridge! Remember to stay at one of the four Burr Ridge Hotels: Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica and the Quality Inn & Conference Center. For more sweet deals, visit the Burr Ridge Hotels website. Happy Holidays!

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                          Skip the Crazy Crowds and Frustrating Parking This Year. Here’s How!

                          Dreading Black Friday shopping and avoiding it at all costs? Why not! With so many holiday shopping options including craft shows, small boutiques and online shopping. Online shopping is great; convenient and quick, but the holiday shopping experience isn’t complete until Alvin and the Chipmunks is playing on loop in your head and you’ve fought tooth and nail for the last parking spot. Why not meet in the middle?

                          Try perusing a few local boutiques or holiday markets around the area and skip the huge crowds, long waits in line and frustrating traffic and parking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

                          - Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza – Enjoy this traditional open-air market by browsing everything from Old World trinkets to mountain goat wool coats. Sip on a warm cup of hot cocoa as you wander. And who doesn’t love free admission?

                          - 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! The show runs December 5 – 8 at the Merchandise Mart. Start shopping!

                          - ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo – The Lincoln Park neighborhood is home to many upscale national retailers, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops and is a great walkable community. You and your family will enjoy millions of holiday lights, ice carvings, music, carousel and train rides, and it’s free!

                          - The Village of Burr Ridge – Just 15 miles from the city, the Burr Ridge Hotels are nestled in a relaxing and wooded setting, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. The Burr Ridge Village Center provides great shopping and fantastic restaurants all in an upscale, charming suburb.

                          Take a day off from hectic traffic and parking and jump on the El or CTA bus line to all of these destinations. Now get 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 Burr Ridge Hotels 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 welcome you and your family to the upscale suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge. Four hotels, four price points and plenty of fantastic restaurants, Burr Ridge is the place to stay!