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National Restaurant Show Staying in Chicago

NRA Show vendors
NRA Show vendors
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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]

McCormick Place

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL