TCN Quote of the Week
"Compared with other cities, Chicago's corporate leaders are unusually tied to the philanthropic and civic life of the community."

- Gillian Darlow

CEO, Polk Bros. Foundation
 
TCN Members in the News
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Q&A WITH TCN BOARD CHAIR DONNA THOMPSON 
Donna Thompson, CEO of Access Community Health Network, was featured in a Q&A session with the Chicago Tribune. Donna shared her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act and the people who have influenced her professionally. Watch the video here.
INTERVIEW WITH JEANNE GANG
Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang, shared her thoughts with Designboom on high-rise buildings, the importance of integrating environmental issues, and more.

"I think we're maybe one of the few design architects that really embrace this as a way towards the future, and I have to say it's humbling," said Jeanne Gang. "It's exciting, it's chaotic sometimes, but it is really worthwhile because it builds support for our projects." Read the full interview here.
STUDIO GANG DESIGNING FDNY TRAINING CENTER
Jeanne Gang is working on a 20,000-square-foot FDNY facility in Brownsville, Brooklyn that will function as a training center for an elite force of firefighters and specialized rescue workers. Read more...
Crain's
THE CIVIC SIDE OF THE EQUATION
Gillian Darlow, CEO of local grant-maker Polk Bros. Foundation (Sandra Guthman), was quoted in a Crain's article about corporations that moved their headquarters to Chicago. The following TCN member's companies were mentioned:
  • Abbott Laboratories (Elaine Leavenworth and Heather Mason)
  • McDonald's (Gloria Santona)
  • Baxter (Jeanne Mason and Jill Schaaf)
  • Aon (Cary Grace) Read more... 
"Compared with other cities, Chicago's corporate leaders are unusually tied to the philanthropic and civic life of the community," said Gillian Darlow.

Awards and Announcements
JULIE SMOLYANSKY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Julie Smolyansky, President & CEO of Lifeway Foods, Inc. and Executive Producer of the movie the Hunting Ground, is delighted to announce that the film has been nominated for a Music, Original Song Academy Award for "Til It Happens to You" by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga. Read more...

Julie, a member of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, attended this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland representing the 18% of women in attendance. Read more...
TCN MEMBERS AT AOL MAKER'S CONFERENCE
The MAKERS Conference is an opportunity to bring MAKERS to life, gathering the world's most influential leaders and innovators for a 36-hour action plan.
Margaret Georgiadis (Left), Christie Hefner (Middle) and former member Nicole Loftus (Right)
Events
EXECUTIVES' CLUB OF CHICAGO EVENT DISCOUNTS
This is a friendly reminder that TCN members receive a 10% discount if they purchase Executives' Club of Chicago ( Ana Dutra
VERMILION CELEBRATES VALENTINE'S DAY 
From Rohini Dey:
We may be successful, but we're not too old for love or getting those dancing shoes out. Rohini Dey invites all members to join Vermilion's all-weekend Valentine's Day festivities for a five course gourmet feast, and sophisticated non-teeny bopper DJ and dancing - after dinner Bollywood Beats on Friday, February 12, and Turkish Tunes on Saturday Feb 13 ($65 global 5 course prix-fixe, vegetarian offered). Call to reserve: (312) 527-4060.


METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL ROUNDTABLE STATION TRANSFORMATION: A UNION STATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Join MPC for a roundtable to learn how that transformation is possible - and why Chicago has so much to gain from breathing new life into Union Station. An optional behind-the-scenes tour of
 
vacant and closed areas of Union Station will follow. The Roundtable concludes at 1:30. The tour will begin around 2 p.m., after the short walk from MPC to Union Station, and conclude around 3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Planning Council 
140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400, Chicago
March Events:
  • Urban Think & Drink: Seeking Bipartisanship with Sec. Ray LaHood
  • March 3, 2016, 5 to 7 p.m. Register online!
  • Urban Think & Drink: Streetfight with Janette Sadik-Khan
  • March 29, 2016, 5 to 7 p.m. Register online.
ANNE LADKY MODERATING "BEYOND BALANCE"
On Thursday, February 11, Anne Ladky, Executive Director of Women Employed, is moderating a panel discussion, Beyond Balance: Work Life Family in 2016. The Q&A-based conversation hosted by Women Employed will cover the challenges facing today's working women, including 24/7 professional obligations, unpredictable job schedules, the need for paid family leave, and paid sick days.

Thursday, February 11
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Northern Trust
50 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL

Networking session followed by discussion.
TICKETS: $20 for event and refreshments.
Reserve tickets online here.
Learn more here.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE DIRECTOR'S EVENTS
GILLIAN DARLOW ON NOT-FOR PROFIT BOARDS
Gillian Darlow, CEO of the Polk Bros. Foundation, will serve on a panel about the key issues facing not-for-profit boards.

Thursday, February 11
The Chicago CLub
81 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60605   
7:30-7:45 a.m. Registration/Networking
7:45-10:00a.m. Extended Program w/ Peer-to-Peer session
To register, click here!

CYBER SECURITY: TALES FORM THE BREACH
National Association of Corporate Directors is hosting a Cyber Security program that will showcase insiders' views of actual security breaches. A networking reception for further discussion and networking will follow this program. 
 
March 10, 2016
Mercer's Building
155 N. Wacker Conference Center, Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Registration
3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Program
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
A CONVERSATION WITH JEFF SMITH, CEO STARBOARD VALUE
Anyone interested by register online at Chicago.nacdonline.org or can contact Kathy Hendrickson, NACD Chicago Chapter Administrator at 630-527-9579.
May 5, 2016
The Chicago CLub
81 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60601
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Registration and Networking
11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Lunch 
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Program
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