Saturday, November 5, 2011

Team Update

Our regular meeting spot has been the Filter coffee house in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. This weekend we worked on finalizing our bios and aggregating fun facts about Chicago for our brochure. We've made sure to tie the facts into our own vocations. Some of the interesting ones we are thinking about sharing include:
  • The world’s largest public library is Harold Washington Library Center located at 400 S. State St.
  • The 4 stars on the Chicago flag represent Fort Dearborn, the Chicago Fire, the World's Columbian Exposition, and the Century of Progress Exposition.
  • The first televised U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was broadcast from Chicago’s CBS Studios on September 26, 1960, between John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
  • Since, 1980, more than 750 feature films and television production have been made in Chicago, leaving behind $1.3 billion in the local economy.
  • Chicago is one of the world’s top ten global financial centers and and the second largest business district in the United States.
  • Chicago hosts 12 Fortune Global 500 companies
  • Taste of Chicago is the world’s largest food festival held in Grant Park for the duration of 10 day and draws approximately 3.5 million people with over 70 vendors.
  • The Orthogenic school, where Dana works, was founded by the famous psychologist Bruno Bettelheim.  He was a front runner in changing treatment for mental illness by moving away from procedures used in hospitals and asylums.

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