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JT Manages Good Samaritan Hospital’s 2014 Festival

On November 1st, JT had the pleasure of managing logistics for Good Samaritan Hospital’s 2014 Festival, entitled “Unveiling Our Vision.” The event was  held at the Oakbrook Hilton and more than 400 guests attended the fundraiser to benefit the advancement and expansion of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Guests were entertained by four live acrobatic performances.

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JT Manages SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois Grand Opening of the Roosevelt Square Village

JT was pleased to provide strategic counsel, event management and media outreach services for the SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 28, 2014. This ceremony welcomed Illinois’ third SOS village, which will provide a unique community of 14 individual homes to support up to 84 children in foster care, ages birth …

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Jessica Thunberg Returns to JT as Vice President of Business Strategies

We are excited to announce that Jessica Thunberg has rejoined JT as vice president of business strategies after spending the past year building the community engagement and outreach department for a large suburban education system outside Chicago. Jessica is a smart, savvy communications professional who brings great energy to every project and is able to …

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JT Manages Latino Policy Forum “Latinos on the Move” Policy Breakfast

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the Latino Policy Forum hosted its fourth annual policy breakfast. The event informed hundreds of key civic and corporate leaders about the importance of Latinos in the state of Illinois. The nation’s foremost author on Latino leadership, Juana Bordas, provided the keynote speech with a discourse on how Latinos are …

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JT Hosts International Fellow Sezin Dereci

This month, JT participated in a job shadowing program through WorldChicago and the U.S. Department of State during which an international fellow joined the firm to broaden her professional experience and develop enduring professional ties. We were honored to have Sezin Dereci join us from Istanbul, Turkey through the American Councils for International Education Professional …

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Advocate Children’s Hospital Celebrates 15th Annual Hearts for Hope Halloween Bash

On Saturday, October 25th, more than 300 guests attended the Advocate Children’s Hospital Halloween Bash at Morgan Manufacturing, Fulton Market’s newest event venue. JT was proud to provide event logistics for this event whose proceeds benefited the Special Needs Fund of Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn. The evening featured entertainment by Redmoon Theatre, Pyrotechniq and the …

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Joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer Conversation

JT was proud to work with Susan G. Komen Chicago, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network and Pfizer on a three-city dialogue with patients, doctors, elected officials and advocacy organizations around support and resources needed for those living with metastatic disease. JT stage-managed the Chicago event, drafted materials and pitched media.

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Chicago Innovation Exchange Opens at the University of Chicago

Today marks the grand opening of the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), a new innovation hub in Hyde Park that will provide resources for University of Chicago faculty and students and local entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into real-world solutions. Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Mark Kirk and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were in attendance. JT was pleased …

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Celebrates 2014 “Golden Gala”

On Saturday, October 11th, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital celebrated their 2014 “Golden Gala” at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL. JT provided event logistics for this annual event whose proceeds benefited the Emergency Department expansion at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge. The “Golden” theme was woven throughout the evening …

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JT Provides Strategic Counsel for City Year Chicago Breakfast Event

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, City Year Chicago hosted a breakfast to introduce Arnie Rivera, the City of Chicago’s new deputy chief of staff for education, to executive directors and board members from two dozen Chicago area, education-focused non-profits. The moderated conversation was led by City Year Chicago Executive Director Lisa Morrison Butler, and was …

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Chicago Department of Aviation hosts World Routes 2014

JT proudly provided the Chicago Department of Aviation with event and media support for World Routes 2014, the largest and most prestigious civil aviation event and airline route development forum in the world. More than 3,000 delegates from over 100 countries, 800 airports, 300 airlines and 200 tourism authorities attended. High-profile aviation executives from across the …

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JT provides event logistics for Advocate Trinity Hospital’s 2014 Gala

On Saturday, September 20th, Advocate Trinity Hospital celebrated their 2014 Gala with a “Shades of Pink: The Tapestry of Trinity” theme. JT once again provided event logistics for this annual event, which was held at the Museum of Science and Industry and benefitted breast health initiatives at Advocate Trinity Hospital. The theme of “Shades of Pink” …

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Advocate Condell Medical Center Celebrates 2014 Gala

On Saturday, September 20th, Advocate Condell Medical Center celebrated their 2014 Gala with an “Under the Big Top” theme. JT provided event logistics for this annual event, which was held at the Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, IL. The proceeds benefitted the growth and enhancement of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The “Under the …

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JT Manages Good Shepherd Hospital’s Annual Fundraising Gala

On Saturday, September 13, JT proudly managed Advocate Charitable Foundation’s annual fundraising gala for Good Shepherd Hospital at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg. The “Game Night” themed event raised money to benefit the hospital’s historic modernization project.

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JT Manages 2014 UIC Urban Forum

The 2014 UIC Urban Forum is an annual symposium whose themes reflect challenging contemporary problems confronting cities and regions. This year’s them was “The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy” and featured featured keynote addresses from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer and a special presentation by Lindsey Rose and several of her students from the Bradwell School of …

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“Blessings in a Backpack Day” Movement Addresses Childhood Hunger

JT worked in partnership with Blessings in a Backpack to plan and implement “Blessings in a Backpack Day,” a national movement to address childhood hunger. From Atlanta to Chicago, Miami to Sacramento – mayors across the country joined forces to pack bags full of food for local schoolchildren. Events were held in 55 cities in …

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Sinai Health System Hosts End of Summer Soirée to Benefit Community Health Programs

On September 6, Sinai Health System and Cinespace Chicago Film Studios hosted the 2014 End of Summer Soirée, benefiting Sinai’s wellness outreach programs that improve the health of the individuals and communities it serves on the West and Southwest sides of Chicago. The event took place at Cinespace – the largest U.S. film studio outside of Hollywood— which has …

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JT Manages 150 North Riverside Groundbreaking

On July 24, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Brendan Reilly, O’Donnell Investment Company CEO John O’Donnell and William Blair & Company President and CEO John Ettelson broke ground on 150 North Riverside, a new office tower being built in the West Loop. The project will create more than 1,500 construction jobs, 150 permanent jobs and 1.5 …

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JT works on behalf of Polk Bros. Foundation as they announce $20 million gift to Navy Pier

On Thursday, July 17, JT was proud to work on behalf of the Polk Bros. Foundation as they announced a $20 million family legacy gift made to Navy Pier . The gift – the single largest private gift ever made to Navy Pier in its nearly 100-year history – will support the transformation of Navy Pier’s …

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JT Manages Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Presidents & Partners Gala

On Wednesday, July 16, JT managed Advocate Charitable Foundation‘s Presidents and Partners Gala at the Field Museum. The World’s Fair themed event, benefitting Advocate Health Care hospitals, programs and communities, was attended by more than 600 of the Foundation’s supporters and employees.

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