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Greetings from the President

Kimberly Bares

President and Chief Executive Officer


Read more about February 24, 2021

Dear Members, With spring just weeks away, we are starting to see some hopeful signs: 1 in 10 Chicagoans have received their first dose of the vaccine...

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Read more about January 15, 2021

Dear Members, I have never been happier to welcome a new year. Cheers to 2021 and better news on the horizon! While we cannot determine the course of ...

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Dear Members, One million twinkling lights along The Magnificent Mile are making a positive impact, even from miles away. The 29th annual BMO Harris B...

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Read more about October 30, 2020

Dear Members, Two weeks ago, we hosted a small group of members at The Northman on the Riverwalk for our first in-person networking event since the wi...

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Read more about September 17, 2020

Dear Members, I am buoyed by our members’ fortitude. Despite relentless challenges, you continue to find new ways to reinvent, innovate, and survive t...

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Dear Members, For the past six weeks, we have been largely hunkered down, wondering when it will be safe to come back out to our beloved Magnificent M...

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From the President

Read more about March 6, 2020

Dear Members, We are incredibly proud of the work that Rich Gamble, our Board Chair, has done on behalf of the Association. His tireless efforts to pr...

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Read more about February 7, 2020

Dear Members, As we set the agenda for 2020 and beyond, we need to be mindful of the environment in which we find ourselves. Mayor Lightfoot has prior...

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Read more about January 10, 2020

Dear Members, Happy New Year! Like many of you, I am busy firming up plans for 2020, to keep pace with lofty goals for The Magnificent Mile district. ...

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Read more about December 6, 2019

Dear Members, On November 22 & 23, we kicked off the holiday season with our 28th annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, which i...

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