By WARREN WATSON
SABEW Executive Director
The dates: April 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile Hotel, just off Michigan Avenue.
The spring conference is SABEW’s largest and most important event of the year.
“We’re thrilled to be going back to Chicago after a long pause,” said Kevin G. Hall, SABEW president. “The city’s storied past and its place as a financial and commercial hub makes it a perfect venue.”
Although SABEW has held education events in Chicago throughout its 51 years, this will be only the third time the main event will be held in the city. Its first Chicago conference was in May 1976. The organization also did a conference in late April 1992.
But Chicago has made a special place in SABEW history. Numerous regional events covering personal finance, technology and reporting and writing have been held in the city. The most recent was a special symposium on the business of health care in November 2013.
Three Chicagoans have served as president of SABEW, the largest and one of the oldest organizations of business and financial journalists. They included Dick Griffin, Bill Barnhart and Greg McCune, the most recent in 2009-10.
McCune and present Board of Governors member Gail MarksJarvis will be part of as committee to help organize the 2015 event. SABEW is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee, which will organize the content of the conference and some logistics. Please call me at 1-602-496-5186 if you’d like to help.
The host Hyatt is located a short walk from Michigan Avenue, the so-called Magnificent Mile, at 633 North St. Clair. It is one of the busiest and most famous retail areas in the world.
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