How Bar Music Affects Your Guests — And Your Staff

By Cara Strickland, Tales of The Cocktail What if there was a free, easy way to promote cooperation among your employees or coworkers? If you ask Dr. Kevin Kniffen, Assistant Professor at Cornell University and one of the authors of a recent study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, music just [...]

September 12th, 2016|

Chicago Tourism Had Another Record High In July

BY RACHEL CROMIDAS IN NEWS Chicago might have trouble getting people to stay here, but it's doing a pretty good job of attracting visitors, according to new tourism numbers released by City Hall. The Mayor's Office announced Sunday that tourism was at a record high this past July with a [...]

September 12th, 2016|

Another year, another Chicago tourism record

By DANNY ECKER. Crain's   Chicago enjoyed more visitors from around the country in 2015 than in any year before, according to new numbers released by the city. Domestic visitation to the city totaled 50.97 million people last year, a 4.5 percent jump over 2014's record performance and the first [...]

April 27th, 2016|

For The First Time, Over 50 Million People Visited Chicago In A Year

BY EMMA G. GALLEGOS IN NEWS Chicago had a bangin' year for tourism: over 50 million domestic tourists visited in 2015. (Thankfully Spike Lee's Chi-Raq didn't scare everyone away.) The tally hasn't quite been finalized, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago Board Chair Desiree Rogers announced that 50.97 million [...]

April 26th, 2016|

Why Warby Parker Bought A Customer A Round Of Drinks

By: Harry Bradford Become a fanHarry.Bradford@huffingtonpost.com, HuffPost Tess Johnson was pretty upset when she showed up at a Warby Parker in Atlanta last Tuesday to pick up her new glasses frames. Her car had been stolen earlier that day, and she found herself sharing the tale with the retail employees in the [...]

February 28th, 2015|

How Three Brothers Took Celeste From Secret to Sophisticated Hotspot in One Year

By: Daniel Gerzina , photos by Marc Much  @DanielGerzina, Eater  Welcome back to One Year In, a feature in which Eater sits down for a chat with the chefs and owners of restaurants celebrating their one year anniversary. Five years ago, brothers and real estate investors Nader, Rafid and Fadi Hindo purchased the historic three-floor building [...]

February 27th, 2015|