Learn more about the progress of the Obama Presidential Center
Learn more about the progress of the Obama Presidential Center
CCAC Update
November 2021
In-Person Monthly Membership Meeting: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Lori Healey and Roark Frankel Present an Obama Presidential Center Update

The November monthly membership meeting will be in-person! Join us at the offices of The Lamar Johnson Collaborative for a special update on the progress of the Obama Presidential Center.  

Lori Healey, Sr. Vice President and Obama Presidential Center Implementation Lead, and Roark Frankel, Director of Planning & Construction with the Obama Foundation, will lead a conversation full of the latest news about where the project stands. Attendees will be able to see the 3-D model of the future Obama Presidential Center up close and in-person.

Read more about the groundbreaking ceremony and plans for the Center here and here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11:30 to 1:00 pm, lunch will be served

At the offices of The Lamar Johnson Collaborative
35 E. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

City of Chicago Health and Safety procedures will be in place.

To register, click here on rsvp@ccac.org and send your RSVP email. Be sure to include your name and CCAC member organization. Please note, this is a CCAC members-only event.
8th Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness in Brief Review
We hope you enjoyed the Alliance for Regional Development's 8th Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness. Attendees enjoyed 10 hours of remarks from leaders across the Chicago megaregion on topics ranging from the Future of Work to Infrastructure and the Regional Economic Outlook. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot all provided remarks that highlighted our need to work together across our area.

Miss some of the Summit and want to catch up on some of the sessions? You can view all of them on the Alliance for Regional Development's YouTube page.

Be on the lookout for more regular programming from ARD throughout the year. There has never been a more important time for our region's future. 
Perkins & Will picks new leaders for Chicago studio!
Perkins & Will
CCAC member Perkins & Will Architecture has named a new leadership team for its Chicago office and moved the studio’s longtime head into a global marketing role.

Lindsey Peckinpaugh, has taken over as managing partner of the Chicago office, succeeding Chief Marketing Officer Gina Berndt, who has run the office since 2013. The firm also promoted Bryan Schabel, to co-design director of the Chicago studio, a role he will share with longtime Chicago design head Ralph Johnson. Congratulations Gina, Lindsey and Bryan.
Read more about this in Crain's Chicago Business | Story
Holidays in the Loop | Chicago Loop Alliance 
Start making your plans for the most wonderful time of the year! The Loop is where Chicago's holiday traditions are made, and it's never too early to start planning for a joyful and safe holiday season. 

Witness the transformation of the city's official downtown into a winter wonderland, featuring ice skating, holiday performances, shopping, dining, Santa visits, and countless activities and attractions to get you in the spirit of the season. Check out all of the details from our friends at the Chicago Loop Alliance as they celebrate 'Holidays in the Loop'
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