Feb 052018
 

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As it enters its 27th year, First Look for Charity has helped raise nearly $48 million for Chicago-area charities. Attendees at the charity gala will be treated to complimentary hors d’oeuvres; champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks; and special entertainment presented by the automakers in their displays – all while being the first to see the nation’s largest auto show – the Chicago Auto Show – before it opens to the public the following day.

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America, spanning more than one million square feet of production, concept and exotic vehicle exhibit space.

The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

  • Will be held on Friday, Feb. 9 from 7-11 p.m.
  • Is recognized as one of Chicago’s premier, single-day fundraisers
  • Annually raises more than $2.5 million for 18 local charities
  • Last year, a record $3 million was raised for 18 local charities.
  • Goal for 2018 is to reach $3 million.
  • Two attendees will have the chance to win one of two cars: a 2018 Ford Mustang or 2018 Ford Expedition
  • An expected 200,000 samples of world-class food and beverages will be available during the event
  • Tickets can be purchased at FirstLookforCharity.org
  • Follow the conversation on social media with #FLFC18

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Click here to see Molise PR client Real Urban BBQ and 2018 Chicago Auto Show chairman John Hennessey talk about the upcoming event with Dina Bair on WGN Midday News:

 

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Chicago Restaurant Week is the ideal time to try out new restaurants. This year join Gene & Georgetti at both their Downtown and Rosemont locations for a special menu, created by Executive Chef Luis Quiroz, starting January 26 through February 8.

The Prix Fixe Lunch Menu, $22, features

First course choice of:

  • Roasted Apple Salad Organic Bibb and Belgian Endive with Roasted Apples, Pecans, and Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Mustard-Cider Vinaigrette Beet & Orange Salad Roasted Beets Tossed with Oranges, Radishes, Red Onion, and Goat Cheese on a bed of Romaine Leaves; Orange Vinaigrette
  • Soup of the Day

Second course options include:

  • Steak Sirloin Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Melted Provolone Served on a Rustic Italian Bread with Caramelized Shallot Mayo
  • Pistachio-Crusted Great Lakes Whitefish Served with Green Beans Topped with Basil-Beurre Blanc
  • Cajun Chicken Sautéed Breast with Cajun Spices and Mushrooms Finished in a Cream Sauce and Served Over Linguine

The final course features a choice of Gene & Georgetti’s delicious desserts:

  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
  • Flan
  • Tuxedo Mousse Cheesecake

The Prix Fixe Dinner Menu, $44,

First course choice of:

  • Trio of Eggplant Involtino Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach-Prosciutto, and Roasted Garlic, Baked in a Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese
  • Charred Octopus with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes; Olives, Capers, and Fingerling Potatoes, Dressed with a Parsley Vinaigrette
  • Orange & Strawberry Salad Tossed with Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, and Almonds; Strawberry Dressing.

Second course options are:

  • 10 oz. Prime New York Strip Steak Accompanied with Steamed Asparagus and Black Truffle Maitre D’Butter
  • Tuscan Salmon Broiled Atlantic Salmon Finished with Olives, Roasted Peppers, and Artichoke Hearts
  • Cajun Chicken Sautéed Breast with Cajun Spices and Mushrooms finished in a Cream Sauce and served over Linguine
  • Rigatoni with Crumbled, Mild Italian Sausage and Peas in a Light Tomato Cream Sauce

The final course features a choice of Gene & Georgetti’s delicious desserts:

  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
  • Flan
  • Tuxedo Mousse Cheesecake

The Chicago Restaurant Week menu is designed for each guest to enjoy individually. There are no substitutions to the prix fixe menus. Regular restaurant menu items will be available as well. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.GeneandGeorgetti.com.

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Dec 022017
 

Union Hospitality Group, which owns Union Sushi & Barbecue Bar, The Franklin Room and The Madison Bar & Kitchen is proud to announce TakeOut4Cancer, a new initiative where $1 from every meal delivery will benefit Imerman Angels, a free one-on-one cancer support community.  The partnership launched on #GivingTuesday, November 28.

Each order is delivered (via the restaurant directly, DoorDash or Grubhub) in a complimentary, reusable keepsake tote.

“As our restaurant concepts continue to expand in the city, our delivery service continues to grow into new neighborhoods,” says Mike Schatzman, owner of Union Hospitality Group. “We realized this is an ideal community outreach platform for charity- with the support of our customers who order from us, but at no additional cost to them.”

“We’re grateful to Union Hospitality Group for developing this innovative program and selecting us as beneficiary,” says Imerman Angels CEO & Executive Director Ben Bornstein.   “Not only will the funds help support Imerman Angels, but we will also be able to directly reach more homes with our mission to provide free personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.”

To learn more about Union Hospitality Group’s new delivery service for charity program visit www.TakeOut4Cancer.com. For information on Imerman Angels, visit www.ImermanAngels.org or call 866-IMERMAN (463-7626).

Click here to see the team talk about the partnership on the Steve Dahl Show:

Aug 312017
 

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Petterino’s gears up to celebrate 10 years of Monday Night Live

“MNL began a decade ago with a simple concept – provide a unique entertainment option in Chicago’s theater district on a typically “dark night”. We’ve blended a sophisticated setting, professional atmosphere and appreciative audience for established and emerging singers to try out new work or simply have some fun,” says MNL executive producer, founder and co-host Denise McGowan Tracy. “We’re thrilled that it caught on and that the unique combination of talent, supper club setting and location has made MNL one of the longest-running open mic concepts in Chicago.”

Nearly 800 singers have stepped onto the stage over the years. Cast members from dozens of touring and local productions from theaters including The Goodman, The Lyric Opera, Porchlight Music Theatre, Kokandy Productions, Broadway in Chicago, and many others have popped up in MNL’s audience. Jazz artists, cabaret performers, opera singers, pop vocalists have also shared their musical talents.

The anniversary celebration will run for a month every Monday beginning September 25.

Each evening will feature $10 wine bottle specials; and a complimentary slice of birthday cake and Champagne toast for guests.

September 25 – The SOLD OUT kick-off event promises appearances by old friends and new from the cabaret community in the impromptu format that has delighted crowds over the years

October 2 – Special guests from the cast of Billy Elliott at Porchlight Music Theatre

October 9 – Special performance from the cast of Rock of Ages at Drury Lane Theatre

October 16 – Special guests from the cast of the regional theatre premiere of Fun Home at Victory Gardens Theater

 

Monday Night Live $19.95 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu and Specialty Cocktail

As always, audience members may dine on the extensive Petterino’s menu and avail themselves of the MNL special menu, as follows:

The Dynamic Duo cocktail celebrates vivacious co-hosts Beckie and Denise; gin, pomegranate, orange juice and lime juice, $10.

Featured starters, choice of one: Choice of Tomato Bisque or Soup of the Day; Caesar Salad or Petterino’s Salad; or Crispy Fried Calamari.

Featured entrees, choice of one: Five Cheese Ravioli, burrata, pomodoro sauce; One Hundred Layer Lasagna, parmesan, ricotta, and Bolognese; Almond Crusted Whitefish, vegetable gratin; or Chicken Pot Pie, all white meat, asparagus, baby carrots, peas, green onions.

Featured dessert, choice of: Seasonal Sorbet, Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Peppermint or Vanilla Ice Cream.

Petterino’s Monday Night Live begins at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. There is no cover charge, however there is a $19.95 food and beverage minimum. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 312.422.0150.

Denise McGowan Tracy, who pitched the idea to Lettuce Entertain You and produces and co-hosts the evening, has been a presence in Chicago’s entertainment community on-stage and behind the scenes for over 30 years. She was the manager and House MC at the storied Lettuce Entertain You nightclub, Byfield’s, in the 1980s. She’s been a television host, Director of Entertainment for Navy Pier and is now the President of her full-service event company, DMT Entertainment and Events. www.dmtentertainment.com She was honored by the Chicago Cabaret Professionals with their Gold Coast Award in 2014 for her career-long efforts to promote and encourage local talent. She returned to performing at MNL in 2007 after what she refers to as, “… a brief 25 year-hiatus.”

Beckie Menzie is one of Chicago’s most sought after performers and musical directors in Chicago and beyond. Hailed as, “indispensable to Chicago Cabaret” (Chicago Tribune), Beckie’s Carnegie Hall debut was featured in Michael Feinstein’s Now & Then series; other NYC credits include Jazz at Lincoln Center and Birdland. Beckie has received four prestigious After Dark Awards as well as the Gold Coast Award from Chicago Cabaret Professionals. Menzie also provides musical direction to many local and national artists and tours in concerts around the country with singing partner, Tom Michael. www.beckiemenzie.com

About Petterino’s

Steps from Michigan Avenue, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, Petterino’s specializes in classic Italian dining, prime steaks and fresh seafood. In addition to lunch, dinner and brunch, Petterino’s offers pre-theatre and after-work specials as well as power lunches for the downtown business community. www.petterinos.com

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Aug 042017
 

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Back by popular demand, Garrett Popcorn Shops®, “A Chicago Tradition Since 1949,” and Molise PR client, announces the limited time return of their popular KettleCorn® recipe available in Shops and online August 1 August 31.

Garrett KettleCorn is hot air popped, then delicately glazed with a touch of sugar and a hint of salt, for the ultimate summertime snack. Take advantage of the Garrett Summer Weekend Quart promotion, available in Shops only every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Purchase a One Quart Tin of any Signature Recipe, including the limited time KettleCorn, and receive a complimentary One Quart Tin of equal or lesser value. Limit one complimentary Tin per guest.KettleCorn_1G_Blue_003

Limited time KettleCorn Bundles are available online only at GarrettPopcorn.com:

Handcrafted Summer Bundle, a One Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix® and a One Quart Signature Pink Tin of KettleCorn; and KettleCorn Lovers Bundle, a One Gallon Signature Blue Tin of KettleCorn and a One Quart Signature Blue Tin of Garrett Mix; both available for $44.95 plus shipping.

In Chicago, Shops are located at: 625 North Michigan Ave., 151 North Michigan Ave. (Millennium Park), Navy Pier (food court), 26 West Randolph St., 4 East Madison St., 27 West Jackson Blvd., 737 East 87th St., O’Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3, Citigroup Center at 500 West Madison St. (2nd floor), Water Tower Place at 835 North Michigan Ave. (Level 7), and in Schaumburg, at Woodfield Mall’s Grand Court.

For more information or to place an online order, visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

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Aug 042017
 

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Hasta la vista! Mercadito Chicago, a Chicago PR client, is taking guests on a culinary journey down the Gulf of Mexico region with a special Summer Experiential Dinner on Monday, August 21 from 6-9 p.m.

Hosted by Corporate Chef Aldo Ayala and special guest Paul Sauter of Diageo, guests are invited to indulge in five courses accompanied by five Zacapa Rum pours.

First stop on the tour is Xalapa, the capital city of Veracruz, where guests are welcomed with Jalapeños Rellenos de Minilla, pickled jalapeños stuffed with tuna; Garnacha de Res, corn tortilla, braised beef and chile morita; and Camarón, coconut batter shrimp, pineapple marmalade and pickled red onion.

The journey continues south to Veracruz with a special Ceviche, lime marinated fish, red onion, tomato, pickled jalapeños, olives, parsley, tomato-citrus broth and crispy capers.

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Next, guests head back north to Tamaulipas with Jaibas, lightly fried blue crab meat stuffed shells, tomato sofrito, garlic, parsley, Serrano chiles and breadcrumbs.

Guests will then take a stroll down the historic district of Campeche with Pollo Pibil, Achiote marinated braised chicken, banana leaf, pickled red onions and habaneros, sour orange salsita, mustard seeds and burnt tortillas.

The journey ends on a sweet note back in Veracruz with Vainilla, vanilla bean flan, piloncillo caramel and vanilla bean toasted nuts.

The Summer Experiential Dinner is $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call 312-329-9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

Jul 262017
 

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Real Urban Barbecue’s “Vernon Hogs” location at 1260 South Milwaukee Ave is celebrating five years of smokin’ business THIS Thursday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. by honoring loyal RUB fans with a special featured $5 birthday menu. All $5 meals include one side of your choice and a fountain drink. (Excludes mason jars and bottled soft drinks)

 ·      14-Hour Smoked & Sliced Brisket Sandwich

·      Slow- Smoked Turkey Sandwich

·      The Home ‘Recker Sandwich – Texas sausage topped with pulled pork.

·      Mac Attack – RUB’s award-winning homemade mac & cheese topped with pulled pork.

·      Urban Poutine – French fries topped with breaded cheese curds, pulled pork and brown gravy.

* Available for dine in or carry out orders at the Vernon Hills location only. $5 menu items available only while supplies last.

Plus, RUB Club members will receive five times the points on all purchases.

It’s not a birthday without cake! Guests will also receive a complimentary slice of pig cake with the purchase of a menu item while supplies last.

Jun 202017
 

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Imerman Angels, the leading global one-on-one cancer support community and Chicago PR client, has been named a Scale Award recipient at the 2017 Creator Awards for their work in providing free personalized connections that enable one-on-one support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. The Scale Award, which includes a $180,000 grant, is given to established organizations that are ready to take their business to the next level.

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The event, hosted and sponsored by WeWork, received 600 applicants that were narrowed down to five Scale Award finalists who had the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of judges and explain how and why they are ready to expand. In addition to Imerman Angels, Chicago nonprofit Bunker Labs and Detroit-based The Empowerment Plan took home top honors in the category.

Founded in 2006 by cancer survivor Jonny Imerman, Imerman Angels to date has enabled more than 34,000 connections in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. These one-on-one relationships provide a cancer fighter or caregiver the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone uniquely familiar with the experience. Recent medical studies have shown that psychosocial support during and after the cancer fight is crucial to quality of life.

“We are thrilled that our work over the past 11 years has been recognized through this large award,” says Ben Bornstein, Imerman Angels CEO and Executive Director. “This grant will allow us to scale our one-on-one cancer support services by expanding our presence in other US markets outside Chicago including Detroit, Los Angeles and New York, plus reach more people touched by cancer around the world by expanding our digital presence and hiring additional cancer support specialists, including those who speak other languages.”

In addition, other benefits of receiving this grant include expanding Imerman Angels’ network of partner organizations, and of course, ensuring that their services remain completely free to anyone seeking support so no one has to face cancer alone.

For more information on Imerman Angels visit www.ImermanAngels.org or call 866-IMERMAN (463-7626).

Jun 192017
 

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Classic never goes out of style. It evolves. Chicago’s original steakhouse since 1941, Gene & Georgetti, a Chicago PR firm client located downtown and in Rosemont, is celebrating National Steakhouse Month by offering a special steak and wine pairing available all June.

Join the celebration with a special 16 oz. Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye Filet. With a generous amount of marbling, it pairs perfectly with a 2012 Foppiano Estate Petite Syrah, Russian River to cut through the ribeye’s fat and bring out its rich, beefy flavor. The steak special is $57 and the wine is $13, glass; or $50, bottle; plus tax and gratuity.

New in Rosemont

Al fresco season has begun, and Gene & Georgetti Rosemont welcomes guests to the newly opened outdoor patio. Choose lunch or dinner from the regular menu, or opt for a cocktail or bottle of wine and items from the bar lounge menu.

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May 102017
 

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, in partnership with ReverbNation, hosts a regional battle of the bands, Hard Rock Rising, on Saturday, May 13 beginning at 9 pm. Four local bands will take the stage to compete for their chance to advance on and perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Local music industry leaders will unite in support of Chicago musicians at this high energy competition. Lauren O’Neil from 101WKQX will emcee the evening, and the panel of judges includes Tom Barnas, WGN TV Around Town and Music Lounge Producer; Michael Heidemann, WGN AM Radio Executive Producer and Host of Sound Sessions podcast; and Jim Kopeny, Chicagoist Senior Editor, Arts & Entertainment.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s local finalist will receive $1,000, a Fender instruments prize pack, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc. They will also advance on to be judged by a panel of international music industry professionals who will select the global grand prize winner. The grand prize recipient will perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium and will have the opportunity to create a professionally produced music video, which will be added to Hard Rock’s world-wide video system.

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Local Chicago band Arbor Creek took home the winning glory at this year’s Hard Rock Rising, and stopped by WGN AM Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez to celebrate by performing some of their hits, as well as chat what’s next for them. Click the photo below for the full segment:

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Nov 232016
 

HOLIDAYS…LIKE NO OTHERTM

GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS® INTRODUCES A NEW LIMITED TIME HOLIDAY RECIPE AND FESTIVE TIN DESIGNS
Deck The Halls and Ring in the New Year with Gourmet Gifts Available In Shops And Online

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Tis the season of bright Copper Kettles, warm woolen mittens… and holiday gifts that leave a delicious, lasting impression. Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Holiday Tradition Since 1949, has unveiled their limited time holiday recipes handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles and their festive new Gift Wrap Tin design.

Garrett and their variety of Holiday Bundles and Gift Sets are Where Joy Gathers this holiday season and are available now through Saturday, December 31 at www.GarrettPopcorn.com and in Shops throughout the United States.

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A sampling of handcrafted options include:

  • Milk Chocolate CaramelCrisp®: This limited time holiday recipe features a half and half mix of Garrett Popcorn’s signature CaramelCrisp® recipe combined with crispy, CaramelCrisp® kernels fully enrobed in premium milk chocolate. Available in Shops in all Bag sizes and all Tin designs and sizes; or online in any 1 or 2 Gallon Tin design. A 1 Gallon Tin costs $47 plus shipping.
  • Happy Holidays Bundle: A 1 Gallon Signature Holiday Red & Green Tin of Garrett Mix® (a world famous combination of sweet CaramelCrisp® and savory CheeseCorn) and a matching Quart Tin featuring the new limited time recipe, Peppermint & Dark Chocolate CaramelCrisp®, online only, $47.95 plus shipping.
  • Keepsake Holiday Tins: Selections include the all-new Gift Wrap Tin, Signature Holiday Red & Green Tin, Signature Platinum Tin (also perfect for New Year’s Eve) and the Garrett Snowflake Tin. Available in Shops and online, prices range from $28 for a 1 Gallon Tin to $205 for a 6.5 Gallon Tin plus shipping.
  • Gift Great. Do Good. Garrett CaresTM Charitable Tins: 
  • Gift For the Art Collector: Give the limited edition Hebru Brantley Tins designed by internationally renowned artist Hebru Brantley. 15 percent of sales benefit Chicago Children’s Choir, available in Shops and online in 1 Quart and 1 Gallon sizes.
  • Gift that Keeps Giving: Help fight hunger with the Feeding American® Tin design. 10 percent of sales benefit Feeding America® and its nationwide network of food banks, available in Shops and online in 1 Quart and 1 Gallon sizes.

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Guests can also choose from other Signature Recipes, all of which are handcrafted in small batches throughout the day, including CaramelCrisp®, CheeseCorn, Buttery, Plain, Almond CaramelCrisp®, Pecan CaramelCrisp® and Cashew CaramelCrisp®.

For the complete list of holiday options and to place an order from Garrett Popcorn Shops in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN. 

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Randhurst Village Celebrates the Holiday Season in Mount Prospect

Presenting The Magical Animated Holiday Light Show December 3 – 17

New Holiday Kickoff Festival on December 3 ; Santa Saturdays December 10 & 17

And a Toy and Food Drive for the Community

It’s the most magical time of the year! Randhurst Village – a shopping, dining and entertainment destination located at the corner of Rand and Elmhurst Roads in Mount Prospect and Molise PR client – is brightening the holiday shopping season with the annual Magical Animated Holiday Light Show.

From December 3- 17, Randhurst Village will present a magical light projection show every night at Center Court, running every half hour from 6 – 8 p.m. The show will be projected onto a portion of the Hampton Inn Hotel, bringing it to life with customized 3-D projections featuring elves, icicles, snowflakes and other holiday images, all set to dramatic holiday music.  To view a peak from last year’s show, visit http://paintscaping.com/projects/randhurst-village-in-chicago

December 3 – Holiday Kickoff Festival: the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and launch of the Animated Holiday Light Show!

This event will feature music, entertainment, and special treats from participating Randhurst Village shops. Festivities will take place at Center Court:

2 pm: Forest View Elementary School Chorus performance

3 pm: Those Funny Little People dance troupe

3:30 pm: Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on horse-drawn carriage

4 pm: Prospect High School String Orchestra

5 pm: Merry Maskers Carolers

3:45 – 5:30 pm: Carriage Rides (only as time allows and first come, first served)

December 10 & 17 – Santa Saturdays

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be back from 3 – 5:30 p.m.; and Those Funny Little People dance troupe will introduce the Light Show with performances at 5 p.m.

‘Tis the Season for Sharing

Show your sharing spirit with food and toy drives to help our community!

This year Randhurst Village will be partnering with both the Mount Prospect Fire Department and the Mount Prospect Food Pantry for the Annual Toys for Kids and Food Pantry drives. Donation bins will be set up for toys and food donations at 148 Randhurst Village Drive (between Charming Charlie and Smokey Bones). Toys will be collected from Nov. 25 – Dec. 9. Food items will be collected from Nov. 25 – Dec. 25. For donation suggestions visit RandhurstVillage.com.

Sep 242016
 

 

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Imerman Angels presents the third annual Wings of Hope Gala on Saturday, September 17 from 6 p.m. to Midnight at the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.). The evening will continue the organization’s 10-year anniversary celebration and advance its mission to provide connections that enable one-on-one support for cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.

The Wings of Hope Gala is a black tie optional event that celebrates life and compassion. The evening begins with a welcome reception including cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity for guests to bid on impressive silent auction items. At 7 p.m. guests will be escorted to their tables where they will enjoy a special ceremony honoring Dr. Steven T. Rosen and City of Hope. Actress and Chicago native Bonnie Hunt, who first pursued her acting career at the renowned Second City Theater while working as an oncology nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, will emcee the evening’s program.

Imerman Angels, a Chicago Public Relations client, has selected City of Hope as the recipient of the 2016 Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service in the Cancer Community, an award that recognizes healthcare providers who demonstrate exceptional medical service and care for their patients and their families. Accepting the award will be Dr. Steven T. Rosen, the Provost, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Beckman Research Institute for the City of Hope. Past recipients of the Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service include the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

The program includes a seated dinner, remarks from Imerman Angels co-founder Jonny Imerman, co-founder John May, and Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director Ben Bornstein, a live auction featuring extraordinary items, and live music/dancing courtesy of Dr. Bombay.

Tickets for the event cost $350, with VIP tickets available for $500. To purchase your tickets or to learn more about the event, visit www.ImermanAngels.org or call 866-IMERMAN (463-7626).

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact events@imermanangels.org or call 312-273-1304 for more information.

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Sep 152016
 

Garrett Popcorn Shops®, “A Chicago Tradition Since 1949,” proudly announces its partnership with Feeding America® in support of its mission to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.

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September is Hunger Action Month, and just in time for Hunger Action Day that was Thursday, Sept. 8, Garrett Popcorn Shops unveils their co-branded, special edition Feeding America Tin design, and they will donate 10 percent of its sales to Feeding America from purchases made online and in Shops located across the United States. The donation will support Feeding America and the 200 network member food banks that together help Americans who struggle with hunger each year.

“We are thrilled to partner with Garrett Popcorn and have our brand so prominently displayed on the new Feeding America Tin,” said Nancy Curby, Interim Senior Vice President of Development at Feeding America. “Sales from the Tin will help us increase awareness and raise funds to help provide food to the 48 million Americans who are food insecure.”

Gift Great. Do Good. Garrett® makes the perfect gift for every celebration. This Thanksgiving and holiday season, give the gift of Handcrafted HappinessTM in a Feeding America Tin and give back to those in need. Enjoy a One Gallon Feeding America Tin filled with any signature Garrett recipe including the world famous Garrett Mix®, a combination of CaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn ($33). Also available (online only) is the Feeding America Shorty Pack, a collection of 12 One Quart Tins filled with Garrett Mix® ($12.75 per Quart Tin; plus shipping).

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“As a family owned company, Garrett is passionately committed to giving back to the communities in which we serve through our Garrett Cares™ program, and we’re honored to partner with Feeding America,” comments Lance Chody, President and CEO of Garrett Popcorn Shops. “With our fans’ generous participation, our small batches of handcrafted, gourmet Garrett Popcorn will deliver a big impact. For example, the purchase of a single One Gallon Tin filled with our world famous Garrett Mix will secure and distribute 36 meals to people facing hunger.”

For more information and to order a Feeding America Tin design in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

To learn more about Feeding America visit www.FeedingAmerica.org.

Sep 142016
 

The 75th anniversary celebration is in full swing at Chicago dining legend Gene & Georgetti with the announcement of a new General Manager and a special donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Announcement of New General Manager

cp1_6472Proprietors Tony and Marion Durpetti, along with Managing Partners Michelle Durpetti and Rich Ciota are pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Solomon as the new General Manager at the downtown location.

A native to Philadelphia, Adam began his career in his home state where he held nearly every job in the restaurant industry, from server to line cook to Executive Chef. Adam began running World Fusion in 2002 as the General Manager and moved to Chicago in 2013. From there, he assisted in many projects, including helping to open STK Chicago before finding his home at Gene & Georgetti.

“Adam’s multi-faceted experience in the restaurant industry, both in the front and back of the restaurant, makes him the perfect addition to the Gene & Georgetti team,” says Managing Partner Rich Ciota. “We are thrilled to have Adam on board and lend his extensive knowledge and passion to our brand as we look forward to the next 75 years.”

75th Anniversary Donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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Back in July, Gene & Georgetti curated a special 75th Anniversary menu that was available for three days only in both Chicago and Rosemont locations. Through the generosity of guests who dined on those three days, Gene & Georgetti raised $10,000 to directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which honored Gene & Georgetti with the inaugural Chicago Classic award for lifetime achievement at their 2015 Jean Banchet Awards.

The check was presented to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during an annual fundraising event held at Gene & Georgetti’s Rosemont location. There were over 500 attendees at the event, including families living with Cystic Fibrosis.

For more information, please visit www.GeneandGeorgetti.com or call (312) 527-3718.

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