“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
– Dolly Parton

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Events Held: 375+
New Clients: 27

Big Promotions: 3
Sarah – Senior Publicist to Senior Account Director
Katie – Publicist to Senior Publicist
Megan – Publicist to Senior Publicist
Number of Conference Calls: 1,040
Theatre Productions Opened:
Private Peaceful, The Woman In Black, Our Great Tchaikovsky,  The Rosenkranz Mysteries, Sweet Charity, The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe,  The Man-Beast, Holiday Inn, Shrew’d, Ragtime The Musical, Oklahoma!, Mary’s Wedding, Women in Jeopardy, Murder for Two, Pinkalicious!, The American Revolution, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Waistwatchers the Musical!, Just Dance Live, Still Dance The Stars, Edge of Life
New Restaurants Unveiled:
VU Rooftop, Wow Bao, Hey Nonny, Midnight Pig Tap Room, Dog Haus
Hotels and Properties Opened or Renovated:
W Chicago – City Center, Addison & Clark, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, City Suites Hotel, Willows Hotel, The Majestic Hotel, Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Destinations Traveled To (On Vacation & For Work):
Thailand, Ireland, France, Peru, Canada, England, Croatia, Hungary, Hawaii, South Carolina, Columbus, Boston, Los Angeles and New York City

News: Heron Agency Announces New Clients Sportsmen’s Lodge, Yolk, and more
Read: Hotel EMC2 Highlighted in Forbes

Big Win: Food & Wine’s 50 Biggest 2018 Pop Culture Moments Includes Replay
Watch: Paper Source Featured on The Today Show

Follow us on Instagram at @HeronAgency for the latest news in the entertainment, dining, and hospitality world and frequent giveaways! #HeronAgency

What We Are Most Looking Forward To In 2019

Noreen: My Daughter Ava’s 8th Grade Graduation
Lianne: Spending Time with My Family
Sarah: Finding New Hiking Trails
Kathy: Moving To A New Neighborhood
Anneliese: Trying New Work Out Classes
Megan: Rekindling My Competitive Volleyball Edge in a New League

Katie: Focusing on Self Care
Mary: The Start of the Chicago Cubs Season
Shannon: Visiting Friends and Family That Live Far Away
Gianna: Decorating My New Place
Annie: Traveling Somewhere New
Theresa: Enjoying Summer in The City

Coming Up…

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Offering Chicagoland a glimpse of summer time fun – in the middle of January – the Midwest’s largest indoor boat show, Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show®,  is dropping anchor at McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 9 – 13.


The Progressive Insurance Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, a one-stop shop for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers looking for the best deals on fishing gear, boats, kayaks, travel destinations and more, returns to Chicagoland, January 24 – 27.

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Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park‘s mySpa is offering top-of-the-line spa treatments from cinnamon vanilla brown sugar body scrubs and Tahitian vanilla body moisturizing services to cinnamon honey manicures and pedicures, featured in their extended experience, customizable and scrumptiously sweet packages available through February 28, 2019.


ROOH Chicago, a progressive Indian kitchen and lounge located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, will be opening this spring!

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The iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge has been a home away from home for many old Hollywood stars including Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable. Today, the Sportsmen’s Lodge offers guests full-service accommodations only minutes from the best San Fernando Valley attractions including Universal Studios, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, L.A. shopping and numerous beaches.

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Arbor Lodging is a hotel investment and management company that is driven by innovation, quality and collaboration. Arbor Lodging delivers an exceptional experience for guests and employees at all price points, from select service to luxury, nationwide.

National Hellenic Museum

National Hellenic Museum is hosting its 6th annual NHM Trial Series event The Trial of Hippocrates on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at The Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Drive. The Trial of Hippocrates will be a non-replicable evening of lively and timely debate by reputable lawyers with proceedings and decisions by notable judges and jurors.

Hair Salon

Bentley Hair & Beauty, situated on East Oak Street, the heart of Chicago’s Goldcoast, just off Michigan Avenue, is the city’s top exclusive, luxurious and contemporary Chicago salon. Owner Jennifer and her handpicked professional team are focused on making sure that you have a wonderful experience when you visit. Receive 20% off when you mention code ‘Heron’ when you book your appointment today!


Chicago’s hottest new rooftop destination, VU Rooftop Bar, located 22 stories above McCormick Place at 133 East Cermak, offers delectable dinner menu offerings, along with a full cocktail program for Chicagoans to enjoy year round.


Join in Latinicity’s Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4 – 6 p.m. Featuring Wansas tequila shots for $3, $4 select beers and a slew of cocktail pitchers, Latinicity is the perfect spot to unwind after work.

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Explore the city and its vibrant neighborhoods with ease from Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago‘s central location, just steps from many of Chicago’s transportation hubs. Premium amenities make guests feel welcome including 24-hour fitness center and 2,500 sq. ft. of event space. The options are endless when you stay in the middle of the action!

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Hotel EMC2‘s 120-seat contemporary American restaurant, the Albert, offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring Eggs Benedict, Summer Quiche Roasted Vegetables, Pancake Souflee, Avocado Toast, Cheddar Herb Muffin and more.


Spa@theWit is excited to offer new spa treatments, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and luxuriate in the city including the Ultimate Hydration Facial, Dew Drop Manicure & Pedicure and the Winter Warming Massage.


Come on in and stay awhile! State and Lake Chicago Tavern offers $5 select beers, $10 select wines and small bites Monday – Friday from 4 – 6 p.m.

Wine and cheese

Geja’s Café is continuing its popular 39th Annual Champagne Festival featuring champagnes and sparkling wines from France, Italy, Spain and California. The three-month long festival, which includes two events and offers guests a chance to sample a majority of the Charles and Piper Heidsieck portfolios, runs through Thursday, February 28.

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Replay Lincoln Park offers themed trivia every Thursday at 7 p.m., with themes like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Friends and The Office! Guests enjoy more than 60 free vintage arcade games, $4 Bells Oberon, $4 Bells Two-Hearted and $4 Founders All Day IPA!

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Rosemont’s newest hotel, The Rose Hotel, featuring 165 rooms, 6,000 square feet of high tech meeting space and an engaging first floor bar and gathering area is now open!

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Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar is inviting both Chicago residents and visitors alike to cozy up this Windy City winter with a special outdoor activation that will be running all season long. This buzzed about rooftop destination has decked out its outdoor area with lush blankets, pillows, trees and greenery to bring an urban glamping experience to Downtown Chicago.

Newcity Mall

NEWCITY located in the heart of Lincoln Park at Halsted and Clybourn, is Chicago’s newest lifestyle and entertainment destination with top retailers including Saks Off Fifth, Evereve, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Mariano’s, Yard House, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar and more.


Addison & Clark brings a dynamic, high-quality retail, dining and residential destination to one of America’s best-known corners. Open now!


Lucky Strike Entertainment will debut its latest creation, Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville in the energetic Chicago neighborhood this winter 2019. Lucky Strike Social is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience and a new destination for Northsiders with time to spare!

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Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, has you covered with fun crafts and decorations to boost your confidence and help you attain your New Year’s Resolutions!

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With 50 Chicagoland locations, Orangetheory® Fitness, hailed by The New York Times as “the best one-hour workout in the country, is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout that uses intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Join today and receive a free heart rate monitor*. Check with location for more information.

Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation’s most diverse orchestra, presents its signature annual MLK Tribute Concert, featuring the conducting talents of two graduates of the orchestra’s industry-leading Project Inclusion professional development program on January 20 and 21.

There’s a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on with the smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, running January 16 through March 10, 2019 at the Marriott Theatre. Inspired by a true story, this rockin’ tribute captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-lifetime event where four of music’s best talents came together.

It has thrilled over eight million people worldwide and received a 3 1/2 star, rave review from The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones. The original London production of The Woman in Black is running in Chicago! Starring Chicago actors Bradley Armacost and Adam Wesley Brown, book now at the Royal George Theatre…if you dare. Use discount code GHOST to save $10.

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Stage 773‘s 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is taking place January 10 through 20, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Since its inception in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to be the largest festival of its kind, with over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually from around the world.

Ensemble dressed as Star Wars characters

First Folio Theatre presents ALL CHILDISH THINGS, a witty and comedic mystery about a group of life-long friends and Star Wars fans written by Joseph Zettelmaier, running January 23 through February 24, 2019.

Puppet Show

Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the extension of Avenue Q through November 4, due to popular demand! The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q.

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