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McCormick Square A New Community, A New Vision. #McSquare Nestled between the South Loop, Chinatown, the Prairie District and Bronzeville, the McCormick Square neighborhood is built on a vision of growth, economic stability and entertainment for its surrounding communities.

From McCormick Place to the new Wintrust Arena to Motor Row, McCormick Square is a destination fit for tourists, convention goers and native Chicagoans alike. Above all, McCormick Square is committed to serving and bettering its community as a good neighbor.

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Congrats to MPEA CEO Larita Clark for being named to the Venues Now/Pollstar 2021 Women of Live list, honoring the top f...
03/25/2021

Congrats to MPEA CEO Larita Clark for being named to the Venues Now/Pollstar 2021 Women of Live list, honoring the top females in the live entertainment industry!

https://venuesnow.com/2021-women-of-live-larita-clark/

And congrats to all of the other industry honorees! #WomenofLive

Congrats to MPEA CEO Larita Clark for being named to the Venues Now/Pollstar 2021 Women of Live list, honoring the top females in the live entertainment industry!

https://venuesnow.com/2021-women-of-live-larita-clark/

And congrats to all of the other industry honorees! #WomenofLive

02/26/2021
Donated Space will enable Fight2Feed to Serve More People

Although McCormick Place is not able to hold our typical events during the pandemic, the MPEA is glad to lend an idle kitchen to a local non-for-profit so they may further their mission to recover unused food. Learn how the volunteers of Fight2Feed are generating nearly 2,000 plates a day of food for those in need.

MPEA CEO Larita Clark today announced a new partnership with a non-profit that will expand their food recovery and distr...
02/23/2021

MPEA CEO Larita Clark today announced a new partnership with a non-profit that will expand their food recovery and distribution services from the McCormick Place Lakeside Center kitchens. Started in Chicago by a group of hospitality professionals, Fight2Feed is a volunteer-based organization that sources food and supplies from local restaurants and distributors that would ultimately go to waste. The recovered food is now stored and cooked in the commercial-grade kitchen located in the McCormick Place Lakeside Center and with this new partnership with the MPEA, Fight2Feed expects to double the impact for those in need. To donate or volunteer, visit: https://bit.ly/3qzy5YS

02/19/2021
McCormick Place West Skyline Ballroom

Learn how the McCormick Place West Skyline Ballroom can easily and efficiently accommodate almost any type of event and production, watch this video and envision hosting your next successful event with us.

The Lincoln Forum presents: Back to Business: Reigniting Chicago’s Billion Dollar Convention Industry a new panel discus...
02/16/2021
Back to Business: Reigniting Chicago’s Billion Dollar Convention Industry - The Lincoln Forum

The Lincoln Forum presents: Back to Business: Reigniting Chicago’s Billion Dollar Convention Industry a new panel discussion including

- Larita Clark, CEO Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
- David Whitaker, President & CEO Choose Chicago
- Peter Eelman, Vice President & CXO, The Association For Manufacturing Technology & The International Manufacturing Technology Show
- Steve Drew, Assistant Executive Director, Radiological Society of North America

Registration is FREE and capacity is limited
https://lincolnforum.org/event/https-ulcc-org-zoom-us-webinar-register-wn_groovivzq0agtntdzpbwyq/

Back to Business: Reigniting Chicago’s Billion Dollar Convention Industry As vaccines are being distributed worldwide, the question remains, when will conventions return to Chicago in 2021? What impact will the loss of trade shows have on tax revenue, the hotel and restaurant industries and the ap...

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01/22/2021

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Today, we're proud to launch Healthy Meetings Chicago! The new interactive platform showcases the health and safety meas...
01/21/2021

Today, we're proud to launch Healthy Meetings Chicago! The new interactive platform showcases the health and safety measures implemented to ensure the success of future meetings and events in the city.

This interactive, digital journey illustrates the attendee and exhibitor experience beginning at one of Chicago’s airports and highlights the City’s many transportation travel options, including taxicabs, rideshare companies and public transit.

The journey continues to the McCormick Square campus with meticulous sanitation measures and air filtration improvements the campus teams have put in place to ensure health and sanitation procedures are being met across the entire campus, including McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Marriott Marquis Chicago.

Explore the new platform at https://healthymeetingschicago.com

Even without hosting their 2021 Expo due to COVID-19, the AHR Expo held is still making a generous donation to a local n...
01/20/2021

Even without hosting their 2021 Expo due to COVID-19, the AHR Expo held is still making a generous donation to a local non-profit:

Despite having to cancel their large convention in Chicago this year to COVID-19, The AHR Expo is still making a generous donation to Heart Haven Outreach in Bollingbrook, IL, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in the community. A big thank you to AHR for your generous support in times of need.

COVID-19 has deeply impacted everyone, but we cannot forget those who lost their lives to the virus.  McCormick Square o...
01/20/2021

COVID-19 has deeply impacted everyone, but we cannot forget those who lost their lives to the virus. McCormick Square observed a moment of silence and went from darkness to light at 6:10 p.m. January 19, 2021, in memory of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. #BrighterTogether

The National COVID-19 Memorial Service at 6PM on January 19, 2021 - join us in turning off your lights and electronics a...
01/19/2021

The National COVID-19 Memorial Service at 6PM on January 19, 2021 - join us in turning off your lights and electronics and stepping outside. Light a candle and observe a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives to #COVID19. #BrighterTogether

Happy Thanksgiving to the men and women who make events happen.
11/23/2020

Happy Thanksgiving to the men and women who make events happen.

Today, the CFL was proud to join Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, IBEW Local 134, McCormick Place and dozens of other sponsors in holding a Thanksgiving food distribution for union workers at McCormick Place and beyond.

This is what #solidarity looks like!

#beyondessential

11/09/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

#teamupmaskup - Let’s defeat COVID-19 so we can get back to events soon.

No matter who you root for, we are all one home team. Together we can defeat coronavirus if we each do our parts. #TeamUpMaskUp

Since the produce was not feeding convention-goers this season, the McCormick Place Rooftop Farm is giving back to the c...
10/07/2020
Around Town checks out the rooftop farm at the McCormick Place

Since the produce was not feeding convention-goers this season, the McCormick Place Rooftop Farm is giving back to the community. When farmer's markets were still in season, the produce from the rooftop was sold at the South Loop Farmers Market, with its proceeds going to Windy City Harvest programming. All unsold produce was donated to the Lawndale Hope House. Big thank you to the team at SAVOR...Chicago for your effort on this and watch a clip from WGN TV.

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The MPEA is pleased to announce McCormick Place received a GBAC STAR. This is an accreditation by the Global Biorisk Adv...
08/26/2020
McCormick Place GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation - McCormick Place

The MPEA is pleased to announce McCormick Place received a GBAC STAR. This is an accreditation by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council on our efforts to prevent, respond, and recover from infectious diseases.

McCormick Place was one of the first convention centers in the country to announce it was pursuing GBAC STAR accreditation, the gold star for the industry. The Global Biorisk Advisory Council accredited the facility in August 2020.

06/18/2020
South Loop Farmers Market

We welcome the triumphant return of the South Loop Farmers Market! The 2020 season begins June 18 and continues every Thursday until September 24 from 4PM until 8PM AT 1936 S. Michigan Ave.

SOUTH LOOP FARMERS MARKET OPENS TODAY, THURSDAY JUNE 18 FROM 4:00-8:00 PM LOCATED AT 1936 S. MICHIGAN AVE.

McCormick Square is proud to be a part of the global events industry which contributes over $101B to the national GDP an...
06/03/2020

McCormick Square is proud to be a part of the global events industry which contributes over $101B to the national GDP annually. June 3rd is #ExhibitionsDay and we join in the effort to educate policy influencers about our industry that #ExhibitionsMeanBusiness! http://bit.ly/ExhibitionsDay2020

McCormick Square recognizes the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay and strives to do our part to support climate action. We a...
04/22/2020

McCormick Square recognizes the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay and strives to do our part to support climate action. We are committed to reducing, reusing, recycling and providing environmentally friendly programs and energy-efficient practices in our venues: McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, Arie Crown Theater, Marriott Marquis Chicago, and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins Bob Reiter, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, to see progress made on the constru...
04/10/2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot @MayorLightfoot

Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins Bob Reiter, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, to see progress made on the construction of the Alternate Care Facility underway at McCormick Place.

MCCORMICK PLACE CARE FACILITY: Mayor Lightfoot joins Bob Reiter, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, to see progress made on construction of the new McCormick Place alternate care facility.

Calling all Medical Professionals:  The Illinois Department of Public Health (@IDPH) is seeking medical staff and asking...
04/03/2020

Calling all Medical Professionals: The Illinois Department of Public Health (@IDPH) is seeking medical staff and asking them to register at https://illinoishelps.net/ Thank you for your support to this effort.

Stay home, stay safe. To effectively combat the spread of #COVID19 we ask that you comply with the Stay at Home Order so...
04/01/2020

Stay home, stay safe. To effectively combat the spread of #COVID19 we ask that you comply with the Stay at Home Order so we can get back to meetings and events soon! #StayHomeSavesLives

Welcome to the 155th Annual Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, at McCormick Place from February 20 - 22, 2...
02/20/2020

Welcome to the 155th Annual Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, at McCormick Place from February 20 - 22, 2020. #CDS2020

CDS President Terri Tiersky, Program Chair John Hagopian and the Board of Directors cut the ribbon to officially open the Exhibit Hall announcing that the 155th CDS Midwinter Meeting is now officially open for business.#CDS20

McCormick Square welcomes the NBA All Stars to the Wintrust Arena and McCormick Place! Both facilities are the host of v...
02/15/2020

McCormick Square welcomes the NBA All Stars to the Wintrust Arena and McCormick Place! Both facilities are the host of various activities and we're excited to welcome this important event to the area.

#nbaallstar2020 #nba #nbaallstarweekend #nbaallstar #nbarisingstars

NBA Rising Stars Media Day!
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#nbaallstar2020 #nba #nbaallstarweekend #nbaallstar #nbarisingstars

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02/15/2020
The Chicago Auto Show

It's the final weekend of The Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, don't miss out! #CAS2020

It's the final weekend of the Chicago Auto Show, don't miss out! The Daily BUZZ offers parking tips and highlights of both indoor (Ram Truck Territory) and outdoor opportunities (at Ford, Honda and Subaru) to get behind the wheel!

Today is Women's Day at The Chicago Auto Show! Throughout the day, attendees can attend panel discussions, award ceremon...
02/11/2020

Today is Women's Day at The Chicago Auto Show! Throughout the day, attendees can attend panel discussions, award ceremonies and networking events. As a bonus, females receive a discounted entry into the show at $8. #CAS2020 #WomensDay

Today is Women's Day at the show! Throughout the day, attendees can attend panel discussions, award ceremonies and networking events. As a bonus, females receive a discounted entry into the show at $8. #CAS2020 #WomensDay

Welcome to Chicago Auto Show 2020! The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, o...
02/08/2020

Welcome to Chicago Auto Show 2020! The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, opened to the public today. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day on Monday, Feb. 17, when it closes at 8 p.m. For tickets and show information, visit https://www.chicagoautoshow.com/. 🚘 #cas2020 @ McCormick Place

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS FOR THE 112TH EDITION  The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, he...
02/07/2020

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS FOR THE 112TH EDITION

The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, opens to the public Saturday, Feb. 8 and runs through Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 17. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show when it closes at 8 p.m.

The Chicago Auto Show features nearly 1000 vehicles on display and hosts dozens of interactive and engaging displays. Special days, discounts and celebrity appearances make every day at the show special.

All of this and more awaits you at the Nation's Largest Auto Show. Why not come in from the cold take a trip through Chicago's automotive wonderland! More information and tickets are available at https://ChicagoAutoShow.com.

The Chicago Auto Show prepares to open its doors for the 112th edition!

The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, opens to the public Saturday, Feb. 8 and runs through Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 17. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show when it closes at 8 p.m.

The Chicago Auto Show features nearly 1000 vehicles on display and hosts dozens of interactive and engaging displays. Special days, discounts and celebrity appearances make every day at the show special.

All of this and more awaits you at the Nation's Largest Auto Show. Why not come in from the cold take a trip through Chicago's automotive wonderland! More information and tickets are available at https://ChicagoAutoShow.com.

McCormick Place hopes to see you there!

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will conduct a Hiring Event for P/T Traffic Attendant on Wednesday, Febru...
01/31/2020

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will conduct a Hiring Event for P/T Traffic Attendant on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 10am - 4pm, in the McCormick Place West Building, located at 2301 S. Indiana, Chicago IL, 60616.

We are thrilled to announce that Larita Clark has been appointed CEO of the MPEA. Larita is the current acting CEO and l...
01/28/2020
MPEA Announces Larita Clark as CEO

We are thrilled to announce that Larita Clark has been appointed CEO of the MPEA. Larita is the current acting CEO and long-time CFO of the Authority and has been with the Authority since 1984.

MPEA extends its sincerest congratulations to Larita as she transitions into her new role as CEO. We are confident Larita will work hard to further the mission and goals of MPEA and its campus entities in 2020.

MPEA Appoints Larita Clark as CEO Position effective today, Clark was formerly CFO for the Authority January 28, 2020 – The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) announced today Larita Clark has been appointed CEO of the Authority. Since October, Clark has ser...

This is a great addition to the Wintrust Arena and Arie Crown Theater, which are now #SensoryInclusive: Teaming up with ...
11/11/2019

This is a great addition to the Wintrust Arena and Arie Crown Theater, which are now #SensoryInclusive: Teaming up with KultureCity, this new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and gans with sensory needs.

KultureCity

09/09/2019
Chicago Police Department

Thank you to the Chicago Police Department for your service and support to the McCormick Square campus as we welcome guests from around the world!

As convention season begins to ramp up, the dedicated members of the Chicago Police Department will play an essential part of your experience in the city. With uniformed Police Officers detailed to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, as well as specialized Officers assigned to large conventions held at McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena and throughout McCormick Square, you can be confident that the safety and security of all convention-goers is our priority.

The women and men of the Chicago Police Department look forward to seeing you here in Chicago.

McCormick Place Parking Lot C; Fort Dearborn Drive between 18th and 31st will close this weekend, July 20 - 21, for even...
07/18/2019
McCormick Place

McCormick Place Parking Lot C; Fort Dearborn Drive between 18th and 31st will close this weekend, July 20 - 21, for event-related activity.

Headed to ComplexCon, Humana Rock ‘n Roll Race Expo, VenueConnect 2019 or catching the Chicago Sky at the Wintrust Arena? Please note, no vehicle or pedestrian access to the Lakeside Center, Parking Lot C or Fort Dearborn Dr. (Between 18th and 31st) over the weekend. Please consider using public transit. Learn More:

South Loop Farmers Market
07/18/2019

South Loop Farmers Market

Today, Thursday July 18th at South Loop Farmers Market we are open from 4-8PM at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Take a FREE tour of McCormick Place roof farm. Walk-ups are welcome, check in at market at 4:30PM, tour leaves at 5PM. Live Brazilian music from the fabulous Dill Costa and fun kids activities from Tiny Tunes Studio (5-7PM). Enjoy great farm fresh food and ready to eats like Sfera Chicago and their delicious arancini. Yoberri Gourmet will be popular on this warm summer day... All are Welcome!

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