A Powerful Past and Promising Future
With the Commission celebrating nearly half a century of contributions to the region, keynote speaker, Geoffrey Baer, Producer/Host at WTTW Channel 11 who is known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style and contagious enthusiasm, presented the compelling manufacturing history of the Calumet region. An audience of nearly 200 were treated to an engaging exploration of the crucial role that the region played in the growth of Chicago, the Midwest and a young nation. In attendance, financial and manufacturing industry leaders, along with public policy experts, developed a keen appreciation of the previous two centuries even as they guide and lay the groundwork for the 21st. The luncheon, benefiting from the exemplary service by Beverly Country Club, was an unqualified success.