Dear Members,

It has been a wonderful whirlwind of welcomes since I started with The Magnificent Mile Association on Tuesday, September 3. I am impressed with the commitment and dedication of the team here in the office and the engaged members, volunteer leaders and partners. I look forward to meeting more of you at our upcoming Member Connection this Tuesday, September 17 at The Mozzarella Store.

Most importantly, I’m eager to hear how we as an association can support your success, especially as the retail landscape continues to shift. While we have an impressive list of accomplishments as an organization, we need to be prepared for what is to come. To help us better serve you, we’ll be sending out a member survey in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you at

I can’t wait to build on our success together.


Kimberly Bares

President & CEO, The Magnificent Mile Association