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Posted Jul 12, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago, today announced that projected hotel room demand and hotel occupancy continue to grow in the first half of 2017 as Chicago remains adestination for major meetings and conventions as well as leisure travel.Hotel room demand is projected to set records in each of the first six months of 2017 with... read more


Posted Jul 12, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

If you’ve ever wanted to mingle with penguins or see a giraffe up close, now is your chance! The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is giving zoogoers the opportunity to meet their favorite feathered and lanky friends at its new Penguin Encounter and Giraffe Feeding programs.

During regular zoo hours, guests can waddle over to The Living Coast and... read more

PROJECTwindows 2017 Judging Begins

Posted Jul 12, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

PROJECTwindows is inspired by the art of Paul Gauguin and will coincide with a major show of his
work in June 2017. Participation includes special access to art and resources from the Art Institute of Chicago, brand placement on the Michigan Avenue website and media coverage. These is no fee to participate in Project Windows except for your own creative time and energy.

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Posted Jul 12, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

Bulgari, the iconic Roman high jeweler and master of colored gemstones, announces the re-opening of its boutique on Michigan Avenue in Chicago on June 29th, which originally opened in May 1996. Following the 2014 renovation of the Brand’s historical flagship on Via Condotti in Rome, an architectural concept by Peter Marino is now rolling out in key markets across the... read more

Navy Pier Marks the Completion of Polk Bros Park with the Unveiling of Polk Bros Performance Lawns

Posted Jul 12, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, has fulfilled another key element of its Centennial Vision with the completion of Polk Bros Park, its 13-acre green space that serves as the Pier’s gateway and the city’s front yard. Starting Monday, July 10, Navy Pier will officially open the new Polk Bros Performance Lawns, located at the south end of the Park,... read more

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Colorful Fall Gardens Have Arrived On The Magnificent Mile!

Posted Oct 21, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

Beautiful mums of all colors, decorative cabbages and plump pumpkins have replaced the summer plantings in the parkway gardens along The Magnificent Mile®.

The Fall 2015 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was conducted on Wednesday, October 14 by members of the Association’s Public Way Committee. The scores were tallied and the winning Fall 2015 property is:

1. The... read more

Spring Showers Bring Michigan Avenue Flowers

Posted Jul 15, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

The Summer 2015 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was held on July 8 by the Planning and Advocacy Division’s Public Way Committee. Members of the committee graded each property on North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street in order to assess the condition of trees, plants, fixtures, sidewalks and façades. The extensive rain these past few months... read more

Annual Planning & Advocacy Summit

Posted May 20, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 The Magnificent Mile Association hosted its annual Planning & Advocacy Summit at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. Special thanks to Doug Dean, General Manager of the hotel for providing wonderful services and facilities for the event. Attending the event were over 65 association members who voiced their concerns and challenges as well as... read more

Spring has finally arrived on The Magnificent Mile!

Posted May 20, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

After a long, cold winter, the tulips quickly sprouted in the parkway gardens along The Magnificent Mile. The Spring 2015 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was conducted on Wednesday, May 6 by members of the Association’s Public Way Committee. After judging the gardens the the Committee,  the winning Spring 2015 property is: The Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago (626... read more

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Posted Dec 09, 2014 in NEWS » Newsroom is a top referring site for many of our member businesses, with over 1.2 million visitors from 198 countries in 2014. Annual buys for banner advertisements are going fast: don’t miss your opportunity to advertise on popular sections of the site, including Shopping, Dining/Nightlife, Attractions and Maps & Travel Tools! Advertisers on... read more