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You have a life beyond name badges, right? As you’ve probably heard, this year our focus is the ENTIRE planner, not just the part of you that goes to work.
THE LEARNING TRACKS:
Some of the things you can look forward to (or not – it’s up to you!) this November include:
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November 16-18, 2014
St. Louis, MO
You can seek out more info at spincon.spinplanners.com.
Shoreline Sightseeing Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Ultimate “Throwback Thursday”
Discounted Lake Tours, Perks for 75-Year-Olds & Free Party-on-the-Dock, All Part of Shoreline’s July 31 “Thank You” to Chicago
In celebration of 75 years on Chicago’s waterways, Shoreline Sightseeing is extending an invitation to Chicagoans, and Chicagoans-at-heart, to join in the ultimate “Throwback Thursday.”
On Thursday, July 31, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Shoreline will throw back ticket prices for their popular Classic Lake Tours originating from Navy Pier to $7.50 (a $10 savings over current-day adult pricing). Additionally, all 75-year-olds and military personnel are invited to ride free on any Shoreline tour, including the Classic Lake and guided Architecture River Tours, or water taxis, throughout the day. And from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., anyone in the vicinity of Shoreline’s Michigan Avenue Bridge dock is welcome to join in a 1939-style anniversary party, complete with complimentary Cracker Jacks, old-fashioned lemonade and live Swing music.
Established in 1939, Shoreline has carried generations of Chicagoans as well as passengers from just about every country in the world. With stunning views and vivid detail of Chicago’s historic skyline, Shoreline introduces passengers to Chicago in unforgettable fashion.
“As a company, we have really evolved alongside the city of Chicago the last 75 years, it has been a very special partnership,” said Chip Collopy, family member and president of Shoreline Sightseeing. “We look forward to celebrating our 75th anniversary with the people and community that made us what we are today.”
Along with its Classic Lake and Architecture River Tours, Shoreline offers evening Fireworks Tours and special events throughout the season. Wine tasting cruises are scheduled for July 24, August 21 and September 11, and Brew Cruises, featuring a wide-array of micro brews partnered with tasty appetizers, will run on July 11 and August 8. Shoreline will round out the boat tour season with their “Beers, Brats and Boats” Oktoberfest celebration on September 26, highlighting traditional German dishes and beers.
Shoreline Sightseeing Will Welcome Independence Day With a Variety of Special Fireworks Cruise Options
Shoreline Sightseeing Two-hour July 4th Fireworks Cruise on Celebration
Enjoy a dramatic Lake cruise aboard the climate-controlled Celebration, ending with front row viewing of July 4th Fireworks. Featuring guest DJ, appetizers and cash bar. Departs Gateway Park, southwest corner of Navy Pier at 8:00 p.m. (board at 7:45 p.m.) Fares: $100, all ages. See website for details or call 312-222-9328.
Shoreline Sightseeing Two-hour July 4th Sunset Fireworks Cruise
Cruise the lakefront aboard the elegant Evening Star as you watch the sun set and the moon rise over the magnificent Chicago Skyline. Enjoy appetizers and beverages from our cash bar plus a presentation by one of Shoreline's expert and entertaining guides on the city's history and architecture. The cruise ends with front-row viewing of July 4th Fireworks. Departs Shoreline's dock at Navy Pier 8:00 p.m.(board 7:45 p.m.) Fares: $80.00, all ages. See website for details or call 312-222-9328.
Shoreline Sightseeing July 4th 90-minute Architecture Fireworks Tours
Begin with a dramatic, guided Architecture Tour on the Chicago River. Then return to our docking area to enjoy fantastic views of the Navy Pier July 4th Fireworks. Tours depart at 8:30 p.m. (board 8:15) from two locations: Gateway Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier or from the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge. Cash bar. Fares: $49, all ages. See website for details or call 312-222-9328.
Shoreline Sightseeing July 4th Lake Fireworks Tours
Ninety-minute panoramic Lake Michigan tour covers entire length of Chicago's magnificent skyline. Plus enjoy front-row viewing of the Navy Pier Fireworks! Departs from Shoreline's dock at Navy Pier at 8:30 p.m. (board at 8:15 p.m.) Cash bar. Fares: $49, all ages. See website for details or call: 312-222 9328.
*These cruises will operate Friday, July 4th only.
About Shoreline Sightseeing
Shoreline Sightseeing was founded in 1939 and today operates Chicago's largest and most diverse fleet of cruise boats and water taxis with 10 major tour vessels and 10 water taxis. Brothers Chip and Matt Collopy represent the third generation of family ownership. Shoreline is proudly celebrating its 75th season on Chicago’s waterways in 2014. For complete tour schedules and ticket sale information, visit www.shorelinesightseeing.com.
AIBTM Announces ‘Meetings Mean Business Coalition’ Update At Annual Show
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) has finalized a key session at its annual show where the “Meetings Mean Business Coalition”—a group of senior officials from the meetings, events and travel industry—will participate in a panel discussion highlighting industry trends and initiatives to educate the public and private sector on the economic and social benefits of meetings, conferences, incentive travel and trade shows. The high level panel will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11 in the Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and is open to all attendees of AIBTM 2014.
“The Meetings Mean Business Coalition” was launched in 2009 by top meetings and events executives in the U.S. to raise awareness to the value of in-person meetings and trade shows that create personal connections, drive positive business outcomes, and create jobs and generate revenue locally.
“The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has been instrumental in proving that business is still done best when people come together face-to-face,” said Michael Lyons, Exhibition Director of AIBTM. “Since its formation, the coalition has served as a significant source of insights on the meetings industry.”
The “Meetings Mean Business @AIBTM” panel is comprised of high-level officials from many of the most prominent organizations in the meetings and events industry including:
“Each participant in the ‘Meetings Mean Business @AIBTM’ panel has a unique perspective on the industry that will be of value to every AIBTM attendee,” said Michael Lyons.
AIBTM takes place from June 10-12, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. To apply for the AIBTM Hosted Buyer program or register to attend AIBTM as a Trade Visitor go to: http://www.aibtm.com/Visiting/. Join AIBTM on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, i-Meet and YouTube.
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) is a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry. AIBTM delivers individually qualified Hosted Buyers and eligible Trade buyers from the U.S. and around the world. Tailored to the U.S. market, AIBTM serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers. The exhibitions provide time and business efficient matching services for buyers and sellers through unique Hosted Buyer Programs. For more information, please visit www.aibtm.com. AIBTM takes place from June 10-12, 2014. Join AIBTM on Join AIBTM on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
AIBTM forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings, Events and Business Travel Portfolio along with AIME, GIBTM, CIBTM, IBTM India, IBTM Africa and EIBTM.
Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world¹s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 21 international events in 14 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf, ski and spa travel.
RTE is part of Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company.
2014 MPI Great Lakes Education Summit
The 1st Annual Great Lakes Education Summit, to be hosted by MPI Chapters of Indiana, Wisconsin & Michigan, boasts outstanding educational programs along with networking opportunities for its attendees. This one of a kind regional event is coordinated and organized by our three dedicated chapters. With the involvement and influence of the chapters’ leaders, this annual conference will grow not only into a successful event that offers great educational programs, but one that also offers a fantastic network of industry professionals. This network will be a tremendous value to members of the host chapters along with other attendees throughout the region.
Please join us to CONNECT with new and current colleagues, ENGAGE new ideas, and to INSPIRE fellow MPI Members.
Contact Name: Stephanie Higgins
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Great Lakes MPI Education Summit (MPI Chapters of Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin)
Dates: November 16-18, 2014
Location: Radisson at Star Plaza – Merrillville, IN
Pony Up for the Kids VIII
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 12:00 - 5:00pm
Post Time: 1:00pm | Chef’s Table: 12:30 - 2:30pm | Cocktails: 12:00 - 4:30pm
Arlington International Racecourse | Governor's Room
2200 W. Euclid Avenue | Arlington Heights
Attire: Festive or Cocktail – Dressy Business Casual
Prize awarded for “most festive” hat!
Pony Up is IHLAEF’s Signature Fundraiser. In its 8th year, the event attracts IHLA members and young professionals ready for an exciting day at the races in the stately Governor’s Room at Arlington Park Racecourse. Guests mingle in the private room and terrace with stunning views of the track, indulge in the lavish buffet and premium cocktails, and enjoy the benefit of a horseracing professional on hand to offer winning selections and betting strategies.
Win, Place, & Show Your Support: Get ready for an exciting day at the races in the stately Governor's Room of Arlington Racecourse!
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