Finally, a little good news for the folks at McCormick Place: The National Restaurant Association just signed on to hold their annual event in Chicago for five more years.
After a number of major trade shows exited Chicago last fall, there was a risk that the NRA would also bolt. However, Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed into law a bill that revamps operations at the convention center through cutting exhibitor costs and hassles.
But now the NRA Show, along with the International Home & Housewares show, is here to stay—at least for a few more years. Last year, the restaurant show welcomed nearly 60,000 people to the city, filling Chicago's restaurants and adding $86 million to local business owners bottom lines.
· Chicago to Keep Restaurant Show [Chicago Breaking]