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Legislation appealed: How will it affect Chicago?

On March 31st, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman ruled that the Illinois State Legislature had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when they enacted legislation designed to help Chicago’s ailing tradeshow industry. In the lawsuit brought by the...

“Like” your tradeshows

Hello Class, welcome back for another lesson. Today, we are going to take a closer look at social media and how to make it a key component of our marketing strategy supporting events and tradeshows. For the average person, social media has revolutionized how they...

Make every show a fair-trade show

The tenth annual World Fair Trade Day happens May 14, 2011. So what is fair trade and how can our industry support it? Fair trade is a system for the production and distribution of agricultural products and crafted goods from individuals and small enterprises in...

Work as an experience

Who is in charge of your career? Are you in control of where it’s going or are you just along for the ride? Have you ever thought of whether you had a job or a career? And what the difference might be? About 30 years ago when I graduated from college, I interviewed...

“What makes a great designer?”

When you envision a “great designer,” you might picture someone flanked by super models, dressed head to toe in black, wearing sunglasses while flashes pop off around them. Does this sound like anyone you know? Me neither. Realistically, the majority of exhibit...