Past Events

2020 Past Events


October 21 (Rescheduled)

2020 New Member Initiation & Awards Banquet
5:00 p.m. – Cocktails
5:45 p.m. – New Member Initiation & Awards


September 16

September Program [Virtual]

Topic: Property Tax Equity in Cook County
Speakers: Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor; Bruce Orenstein, Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


August 19

August Program [Virtual]

Topic: Business Leadership Council: African American Business Opportunities & Challenges
Speakers: Avis Lavelle, BLC Executive Director & Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners President; Charles Smith, BLC Vice Chair  & CS Insurance Strategies CEO; Robert Blackwell, Jr., EKI-DIGITAL Chairman
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


August 19

New Member Welcome [Virtual]

Topic: Business Leadership Council: African American Business Opportunities & Challenges
Speakers: Avis Lavelle, BLC Executive Director & Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners President; Charles Smith, BLC Vice Chair  & CS Insurance Strategies CEO; Robert Blackwell, Jr., EKI-DIGITAL Chairman
5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


July 22

Virtual Salons [Virtual]

Topic: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Continuing the Conversation
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


June 17

June Program [Virtual]

Topic: Change, Healing and Growth: A Conversation With City of Chicago Leaders
Speakers: City of Chicago Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood & Economic Development Samir Mayekar, and First Deputy Commissioner City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development Eleanor Gorski

11:45 a.m. – Log On
12:00 p.m. – Program Begins
1:00 p.m. – Program Ends

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May 20

May Program [Virtual]

Topic: Housing Market Reactions to the COVID Pandemic
Speakers: Charlton Hamer, Habitat Affordable Group; Robert Bollhoffer, 29th Street Capital; Vicky Arroyo, BankFinancial
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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May 6

Chapter Check-In Webinar [Virtual] 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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February 19

Luncheon
Petterino’s
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: The Evolution of Chicago’s Union Station: Keeping the Vision on Track
Speaker: Laura Wilkison, CMAP; Ray Lang, Amtrak; Jeffrey Sriver, CDOT; Leanne Redden, RTA

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January 15

Luncheon
Petterino’s
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Real Estate Market Dynamics in an Era of Disruption
Speaker: Mary Ludgin


2019 Past Events


December 18

Ely Chapter Holiday Party
Sidebar Grille
221 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, 60601
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


November 20

Luncheon
Petterino’s
150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 60601
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Social and Business Cases for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Speakers: Zach Lowe, Leon Walker, Ann Moroney, Ernest Sawyer

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August 21

Luncheon – Shopping Mall Retrofits
Maggiano’s
516 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Shopping Mall Retrofits
Speaker: Expert Panel. Click below for speaker information.

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July 25

Pop-Up Networking with Wine & Cheese Tasting
Arcadis, Host and Sponsor
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


July 17

New Members Welcome Progressive Networking Luncheon
Petterino’s
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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June 19

2019 New Member Initiation Banquet
The Peninsula Chicago
108 E. Superior St.
6:00 p.m. – Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 p.m. – Awards
8:30 p.m. – New Member Initiation Ceremony
Black Tie Optional

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April 17

Luncheon
Petterino’s
150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 60601
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Redeveloping Chicago’s Old Post Office
Speaker: Expert Panel

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May 15

Salons
Locations Vary at Members’ Homes
Dinner, Dessert, Drinks & Lively Small Group Discussion
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Topic: Moving Discussions: Equity, Economics and Experiences of Mobility


March 20

Luncheon
Petterino’s
150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 60601
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Chicago’s Affordable Housing Ordinance
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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February 20

Luncheon
Petterino’s
150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 60601
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Intermodal Transportation
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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January 16

Luncheon
Petterino’s
150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 60601
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Topic: The 2019 Capital Market Insight, Real Estate and Economic Forecast
Speaker: Mary Ludgin, Managing Director – Head of Global Research, Heitman

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