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Direct Member Round Table – Breaking Through the Traditional Hotel RFP

August 24, 2016
8:30 AM CDT to 11:30 AM CDT

Langham Hotel Chicago
330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
http://www.langhamhotels.com/chicago

Register today!

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Golf for the Bear

August 29, 2016
10:30 AM CDT to 5:00 PM CDT

Kemper Lakes Golf Club
24000 North Old McHenry Road
Kildeer, IL 60047

Bear Necessities' Golf Outing

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Complimentary Q3 Cocktail Hour - Networking Event

September 18, 2016
6:00 PM CDT to 9:00 PM CDT

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148

Join us for a cocktail hour the evening before the Q3 meeting!

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Chapter Q3 Meeting

September 19, 2016
7:00 AM CDT to 12:00 PM CDT

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148

Stephen Barth - Hospitality Lawyer (hotel contracting, RFP's, and other topical buyer/supplier items) & "C" Level Hotel Panel including Marriott & Commune Hotels and Resorts representatives

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5th Annual Golf and Croquet Event

September 19, 2016
12:00 PM CDT to 8:00 PM CDT

Oak Brook Golf Course
2606 York Rd
Oakbrook, IL 60523
http://www.oak-brook.org/234/Golf-Club

Benefiting DePaul University School of Hospitality - help support our charity efforts and future employees of the hospitality industry

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Greater Food Depository

October 07, 2016
9:00 AM CDT to 11:45 AM CDT

Greater Food Depository
4100 W Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632

Join us for a volunteer event!

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Walk for the Bear

October 23, 2016
8:30 AM CDT to 1:00 PM CDT

Montrose Harbor

Chicago, IL

Bear Necessities' Annual Walk

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Chicago Business Travel Association

Founded in 1970, Chicago Business Travel Association provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers. Our emphasis is on working together to better understand new and emerging travel management practices.

Chicago BTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.

Chicago BTA is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.


Global Business Travel Association

Chicago BTA is an affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers. Along with Chicago BTA, the national organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.