TCN Quote of the Week
"As we continue to reimagine the Pier for its centennial and beyond, we are thrilled with the prospect of a hotel to further enhance the Navy Pier experience."

- Marilynn Gardner,
President & CEO, Navy Pier, Inc
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR ALVIN BORENSTINE
It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Alvin Borenstine , beloved husband of TCN member Roula Alakiotou on Friday, April 29, 2016.
To view the Legacy obituary, click here.   
 
Roula would like to invite you to a celebration of his life:

Friday, May 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario
Chicago, Illinois 60611
www.artsclubchicago.org Complimentary Valet parking available.
With any questions please contact Roula 312.330.1296 | Mana 206.851.4418
To view the invitation, click here.
TCN Members in the News
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON VISTA TOWERS
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that construction will soon begin on a 95-story skyscraper that will become the city's third-tallest building. The Vista Tower, along the Chicago River, will house a 5-star hotel with approximately 200 hotel rooms, more than 400 condominiums and approximately 9,000-square feet of retail space. Vista Tower is designed by award-winning architect and Chicago native Jeanne Gang at Studio Gang Architects. The building could also reportedly become the world's tallest building designed by a woman-owned firm. Read more...
The Huffington Post
SUSAN LICHTENSTEIN ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Susan Lichtenstein
Susan Lichtenstein, Of Counsel at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post about sexual harassment. In the piece, Susan shared her experience with sexual harassment in the workplace at 25 and what she wished she knew sooner. Read more...
GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY RECEIVES $100,000 DONATION 
The Edison Park Community Church was sold and torn down. The proceeds of the sale belonged to the 30-member congregation, and together they decided what to do with the proceeds of $740,000. The group made its first big donation on Sunday, giving the Greater Chicago Food Depository $100,000 to help feed the one in six residents of Cook County who struggle with hunger every day. "We don't get many phone calls like that," said Kate Maehr, Executive Director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. "I can't even express how grateful we are." The congregation's donation will fund 338,000 nutritious, high-quality meals with fresh fruits and vegetables. Read more... 
MARY JOSEPHS ON EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP PLANS
Mary Josephs, CEO of middle market investing firm Verit Advisors, was quoted in an article about employee share ownership plans. When the employees who share ownership are active participants as opposed to passive recipients, they far exceed their competitors' performance because laborers "adopt the habits of business owners," said Mary Josephs. Read more...
Crain's
NEW HOTEL FOR NAVY PIER 
Illinois' most-visited tourist destination, Navy Pier, is moving forward with a plan to build a 200-room hotel with Rosemont-based developer First Hospitality Group. "As we continue to reimagine the Pier for its centennial and beyond, we are thrilled with the prospect of a hotel to further enhance the Navy Pier experience," Navy Pier President and CEO Marilynn Gardner said in a statement.

Architect Jackie Koo, President of KOO LLC, who designed the Wit hotel at State and Lake streets, has been tapped to do preliminary design work on the hotel. The conceptual design includes steel and glass bay windows for each room. "The hotel will provide a unique place to stay in Chicago year round - not to mention breathtaking and unparalleled views of the Pier, lake and city," commented Marilynn Gardiner. Read more...
Crain's
KIRKLAND & ELLIS TO OFFER WELNESS TRAINING TO ALL U.S. LAWYERS
Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis has offered yoga, meditation and wellness training to some lawyers, a program it is expanding now to all U.S. Offices. Partner Linda Myers, who sits on Kirkland's 15-member management committee, steered the program. The business case for the program dictates that healthier employees are more productive, making "them better for your army, if you will," Linda Myers said. Read more...
ROHINI DEY MENTIONED 
Rohini Dey, James Beard Foundation Trustee and founder/owner of Indian-Latin Vermilion Restaurants in New York and Chicago, was mentioned in an article about the top female chefs in the James Beard competition. The article also noted that the Women in Culinary Leadership Grant is spearheaded by Rohini. The James Beard Foundation has had a Women in Culinary Leadership program since 2012 to address the gender imbalance in the food industry. Read more...
Crain's
CHICAGO'S SAFEST HOSPITALS
In a report conducted by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that monitors safety and quality in American acute care Hospitals, grades of A through F were given gauging hospitals' track records of preventing avoidable deaths due to causes such as infections and miscommunications over medications.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center ( Gail Hasbrouck), Rush University Medical Center ( Anne Murphy), and University of Chicago Medicine ( Sharon O'Keefe) have all received A's every year since the report's inception in 2013. Read more...
Women on Boards 
LIFEPOINT HEALTH APPOINTS JANA SCHREUDER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jana Schreuder has been named to the Board of Directors for LifePoint Health. Jana currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Northern Trust. Read the full press release here.
Awards and Announcements
CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER GALA HONORS COMED
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's gala 2016 celebrated 400 years of the global impact of Shakespeare on April 23. Following dinner, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines presented the Civic Honoree award to ComEd, represented by ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore. The company was recgonized for its reputation as both a reliable energy provider and a socially responsible business - striving to preserve the environment, support education, contribute to local arts and culture and aid in neighborhood development. In her remarks, Anne discussed Shakespeare's relevance today and her own experiences with the playwright as a student of theater. Sheli Z. Rosenberg, who served on the gala's host committee, also attended the event.
MARY ANNE HYNES TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT LOYOLA
Mary Ann Hynes, General Counsel, the Archdiocese Of Chicago, will be the commencement speaker at Loyola University's commencement ceremony for the School of Arts and Sciences. She will also be awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.
CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards, the foremost annual celebration of innovation in the Chicago region. Whether you work for a large company or small start-up, for-profit or non-profit, high-tech or low-tech, across all industries, you can nominate your new product or service for this year's awards.

Nominations will be accepted through July 31st. Winners receive valuable opportunities for recognition, including:
  • Celebration at the Harris Theater before 1,500 people
  • Meetings with the Mayor, Governor, & Cook County President
  • Invitation to ring the Nasdaq Bell in NYC
  • Local and national media coverage...and more!
To submit your nomination, click here!
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