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Chicago Sports Commission Business of Sport Speaker Series

Upcoming Event: The Puck Drops Here

Home to one of the Original Six, Chicago is a city of passionate fans steeped in hockey tradition. The six-time Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks have led the NHL in highest average attendance for the past nine seasons, with a roster of some of the most recognized stars in the game. With both the NCAA Frozen Four and NHL Draft coming to Chicago for the first time in 2017, all eyes will be on the United Center as professional teams scout the collegiate squads and make their selections - all on home ice.

Join us February 23rd for a discussion on the business of hockey, and how hosting the NCAA Frozen Four and NHL Draft will benefit Chicago. 

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Special Guest Panelists:

Jay Blunk, Executive Vice President, Chicago Blackhawks
Stan Bowman, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Chicago Blackhawks
Kristin Fasbender, Director of Championships and Alliances, NCAA
Tom McGinnis, Chairman, NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Committee
Andy Slaggert, Associate Coach Men's Ice Hockey, University of Notre Dame

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Registration begins and buffet opens at 8:00am

Location: Ivy Room
12 East Ohio Street, Chicago IL 60611

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About the Business of Sport Speaker Series:

The Chicago Sports Commission Speaker Series showcases the business side of the sporting world by bringing together leaders of Chicago’s sports and professional communities. The series provides compelling content and invites knowledgeable panelist to discuss a variety of current business trends in the industry.

Past and Future Topics Include: Previous Speakers From:
Technology & Sports Chicago Bears
Business of Golf NBC Sports
Sports Medicine LPGA
Venue Safety Sportvision
Olympic Sport Chicago Blackhawks
College Athletics Chicago Cubs
Sports Media & Production  NFL

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72 East Randolph Street 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
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For Event Inquiries and RFPs:
Kara Bachman, Executive Director
Katie Yarber, Events and Operations Manager
Roxanne Steinhoff, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Amanda "Mimi" Ramirez, Administrative Coordinator

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