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    Business of Sport Speaker Series: America's Pastime and Chicago's Home Run

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Chicago Sports Commission Business of Sport Speaker Series

Upcoming Event: America's Pastime and Chicago's Homerun

Home to two prestigious MLB organizations and a total of six World Series Championships, Chicago has a rich history and competitive spirit when it comes to America’s pastime. Since the early 1900’s the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have been building their teams, brands and fan bases – through recruitment and growth of unmatched talent on the field and in the front office, innovative marketing strategies, and continued investment in their first-class venues and unique neighborhoods. A highlight each season is the annual matchup between the hometown teams known as the Crosstown Cup - which has evolved into a great baseball tradition eagerly awaited by both “North Siders” and “South Siders” alike and will take place this year July 24–27.

Join us on July 26, in the midst of battle for the Crosstown Cup, for a discussion on the business of baseball, highlighting our beloved hometown teams and the impact they have on the city of Chicago.

Guest Panelists: 
Brooks Boyer, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Chicago White Sox
Colin Faulkner, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Chicago Cubs

Dave Eanet, Sports Director, WGN Radio

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Registration begins and buffet opens at 8:00am

W Chicago Lakeshore – Altitude Room
644 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Individual tickets for $45 per person
Table of 10 for $400

Go here to Buy Tickets

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 topics include: Technology & Sports, Sports Medicine, Business of Soccer, Sports Media & Production, and many more. 

Previous Speakers Include:

Jay Blunk, Executive Vice President, Chicago Blackhawks
Stan Bowman, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Chicago Blackhawks
Kristin Fasbender, Director of Championships and Alliances, NCAA
Eric Finkelstein, Director of Event Operations, National Football League
Marilynn Gardner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Navy Pier
Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Sponsorship, AIG
Julian Green, Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs, Chicago Cubs
Michael Kelly, General Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Park District
Atul Khosla, Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Fire Club
Alyse LaHue, General Manger, Chicago Red Stars
George McCaskey, Chairman, Chicago Bears
Dan Payne, Chief Executive Officer, USA Rugby
Brian Remedi, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Soccer Federation
David Robbins, Project Administrator, Chicago Department of Aviation
Terry Savarise, Senior Vice President of Operations, Chicago White Sox and United Center
Kurt Summers, Treasurer, City of Chicago
Tanesha Wade, Director of Events & Entertainment, Chicago Bears

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