Our Chicago conference at the James Hotel turned out to be a great success! Beautiful weather brought out the natives, providing a warm welcome for our staff and attendees alike. Spring in the city is such a beautiful season; its crisp, fresh air and boulevards full of blooms provided a festive undertone to its well-known architecture. A walk down Michigan Avenue would be the perfect ice-breaker.
An alleyway of tradition leads to a contemporary world of culture.
The bust of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the "Founder of Chicago," flanked by a backdrop of skyscrapers on the Chicago River, celebrates the very start of industry in this great city.
One of many magnificent drawbridges, downtown, under the watchful eye of the Sun-Times. Perspective from any source can be an interesting read these days.
In keeping with tradition, our staff was invited to dinner on Saturday evening. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar would provide a wonderful experience that was enjoyed by all. Thank you, HPC!
The artful display of architecture resembles the nature that it cohabitates with. A beautiful example lies in the tiles of this building and the dappled, sunlit surface this young family of ducks serenely floats across.
Magnificent cohesion framed by a firm bank of stone.
In Chicago, there are so many wonderful opportunities to experience the old and the new. On a walk to the Blue Line, one passes under an aging serpentine structure.
A shade of transportation of the past.
It was wonderful to visit the Windy City again! We look forward to next years conference and hope you will join us!