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    • 06/22/2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Greek Islands, 200 S. Halsted St., Chicago
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    Cuisine: Greek


    Restaurant: Greek Islands


    There are many Greek restaurants in Chicago’s Greektown, but this is one of the best. Free valet parking, comfortable ambiance, informal but traditional and elegant. Above all, large portions of excellent food. Moussaka, shrimp tourkolimano (shrimp baked in a tomato-garlic sauce under a blanket of crumbled feta cheese), grilled octopus, and flaming saganaki cheese (imported Greek cheese flambéed at tableside) are popular.


    RSVP BY 6/18/18. 


    Note: We will meet at the restaurant. Please bring cash.

    • 06/26/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
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    • 06/27/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Monthly Mailing

    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and get to meet old and new members.


    • 06/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, beginning of lawn directly behind seating area. East Entrance - off E. Randolph St.
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    Program: Classical Music Concert - Schubert Symphony No. 3.

    Join us for a summer evening concert with the Grant Park Orchestra playing Schubert: Symphony No. 3, Roussel: Le festin de l'araignee, and Nielsen: Concerto for Flute. Bring your lawn chairs and refreshments.


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE. 6 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:30 p.m. CONCERT 

    • 07/02/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    (See the play before attending the meeting)

    Play: Mies Julie (based on Strindberg's Miss Julie)

    Playwright: Yael Farber

    Theatre: Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    RSVP BY 6/25/18. 10:30 a.m. SHARP.

    • 07/09/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 07/10/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
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    Program: “Tuesdays on the Terrace” 


    Join the MPs as they celebrate Summer while enjoying an evening of jazz -whatever type is offered that day- in the garden of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Blankets and your personal lawn chairs are welcomed. The museum also has a limited number of lawn chairs that can be rented for a small fee. Outside food and beverages are strictly NOT Allowed! Food and beverages are available for purchase from the Garden Space of the Museum of Contemporary Art. (There is no rain date for this event. If it rains, we will try again next year!)


    NOTE: The Museum is free to residents on Tuesdays with Illinois identification.


    • 07/19/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 07/21/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Chicago home of IWA Member, address provided upon registration
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    Literature Program's Annual Pot-luck Dinner/Discussion


    Book: Nutshell

    Author: Ian McEwan

    To contribute food, contact: Jill Lowe, jill.lowe@mac.com

    Note: Change of Date and Time. Guests must have read the book! BYOB (bring your own bottle)


    • 07/24/2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Imperial Lamian, 6 W. Hubbard St.
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    Program: “From Luxurious Xiao Long Bao to Hand-pulled Lamian”


    Celebrating an extraordinary year of Asian Culture and introducing the new CLA program “International Gourmet” we found a great deal (average $50+, only $35 all inclusive for us!) at Imperial Lamian. This gem is known for authentic Chinese dishes with a sophisticated ambiance. Imperial Lamian highlights the best of the Chinese culture, the chef has over 30 years of experience, and Chinese/Indonesian owner, Vincent Lawrence, will provide a pleasant surprise for our 50 guests.


    Cost: Four-course meal for $35, All inclusive (no additional tax, fees or tips needed). Drinks are available for additional cost. Guests are welcome. Please register for payment contact information. Please contact Jingwei at jingweizhang.1116@gmail.com with any questions.


    RSVP BY 7/20/18


    Note: 11:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 12 NOON LUNCH. Limited seating for 50 people. EARLY registration is highly recommended. THIS IS A JOINT EVENT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DINING PROGRAM


    • 07/26/2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Wingspread, 33 E. Four Mile Rd., Racine, WI
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    Program (IN ENGLISH): A free guided tour of the former R.S. Johnson family home Wingspread, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, considered one of his most famous architectural designs.

    Location & Meeting Place details: 33 E. Four Mile Rd., Racine, WI.

    Driving time from Highland Park, IL approximately 80 minutes.

    Carpools can be arranged. Lunch will be served following the tour at the home of an IWA member (5 minute drive from Wingspread).

    RSVP BY 7/19/18

    Note: Program begins at 11 a.m. SHARP

    • 10/19/2018
    • 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago
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    The 2018 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Program and Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018


    We are proud to announce Shermin Kruse will be our recipient




     CLICK HERE to read Ms. Kruse's Bio


    The Standard Club

    320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago


    11 a.m. VIP Lounge with the Honoree (By invitation only)

    11:30 a.m. General Reception

    12 p.m. Luncheon and Program

    1:30 p.m. Adjournment



    COMING SOON


    Raffle Tickets



    To learn more about IWA Award Events, CLICK HERE


     

    • 11/22/2018
    • 11/23/2018


    • 12/24/2018
    • 12/25/2018


    • 12/31/2018
    • 01/01/2019


Past events

06/20/2018 June 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
06/19/2018 June 2018 New Member Orientation
06/18/2018 Spanish Language: End of the Year Meeting
06/16/2018 Polish Language: "Helping Women and Mother Nature"
06/15/2018 Literature: "Autumn" by Ali Smith
06/14/2018 Hellenic Culture: Planning for 2018-19 Programs
06/13/2018 Modern Professional: Summer Celebration!
06/12/2018 2018 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/11/2018 Beginner Bridge, June 2018
06/08/2018 CANCELED: Turkish Culture: Holistic Health Strategies for MSDs
06/07/2018 June Spotlight, Film Viewing and Discussion: "The Salesman"
06/06/2018 June Chicago Meet & Greet
06/05/2018 French Language: End of the Year "Pique-Nique"
06/05/2018 June IWA Board of Directors Meeting
06/04/2018 Performing Arts: To Catch a Fish
06/01/2018 Knit and Chat, June 2018
05/30/2018 May Monthly Mailing
05/28/2018 Memorial Day (Office Closed)
05/25/2018 International Dining: Mexican, Frontera Grill
05/23/2018 May 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
05/22/2018 Asian Culture: A Taste of Music & Dance in Indonesia
05/21/2018 Spanish Language: Peruvian Mission
05/18/2018 Literature: "Pigs Have Wings" by P.G. Wodehouse
05/17/2018 Bridge, May 2018
05/15/2018 May IWA Board of Directors Meeting
05/14/2018 Turkish Culture: Zeugma Mosaics
05/14/2018 Beginner Bridge, May 2018
05/12/2018 Polish Language: Tatra Mountains, The Tradition, Music and Literature
05/10/2018 May Insider Chicago: Bronze Exhibit Tour
05/09/2018 English-Speaking World: Ten Easy Pieces
05/08/2018 May Spotlight: Joint Hellenic Culture & Modern Professional Program
05/07/2018 May Development Committee Meeting
05/07/2018 Performing Arts: Hang
05/04/2018 Knit and Chat, May 2018
05/03/2018 Film Discussion: "The Man Who Knew Infinity" Viewing
05/02/2018 May Chicago Meet & Greet
05/01/2018 French Language: Book Discussion, L'Enfant aux Cailloux" by Sophie Loubière
04/28/2018 2018 IWA China Fundraising Gala - April 28, 2018
04/27/2018 International Dining: French
04/26/2018 German Language: “Die Geschichte der schwarzen Perlen von Tahiti”
04/24/2018 April China Gala Committee Meeting II.
04/23/2018 April 2018 Insider Chicago: The Medieval World at Our Fingertips
04/20/2018 Literature: "At the Existentialist Café " by Sarah Bakewell
04/19/2018 Bridge, April 2018
04/18/2018 April Monthly Mailing
04/18/2018 Arabic Culture: "The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel"
04/17/2018 April IWA Board of Directors Meeting
04/16/2018 Spanish Language: Travels in Cuba with Catherine de La Chaussee
04/14/2018 Polish Language: The Republic of Mole Hill
04/12/2018 Turkish Culture: The Turks and Troy
04/12/2018 April China Gala Committee Meeting I.
04/12/2018 Hellenic Culture: Artist Diane Thodos
04/11/2018 English-Speaking World: A Westerner's View of Changes in Japan
04/10/2018 Modern Professionals: Private Tour, Chicago Women's Park & Gardens
04/09/2018 April 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
04/09/2018 Beginner Bridge, April 2018
04/06/2018 Knit and Chat, April 2018
04/05/2018 Film Discussion: "The Big Sick" Viewing
04/05/2018 April 2018 New Member Morning Coffee
04/04/2018 April Chicago Meet & Greet
04/03/2018 French Language: The Last Trip of Robert Cavelier de la Salle
04/02/2018 Performing Arts: Mary Stuart
03/30/2018 RESCHEDULED Turkish Culture: Holistic Health Strategies for MSDs
03/29/2018 International Dining: Thai
03/28/2018 March Monthly Mailing
03/27/2018 March China Gala Committee Meeting II.
03/27/2018 Asian Culture: Chinese Cuture and Dining Etiquette Session
03/26/2018 European Culture: Fire Safety & Preparedness
03/22/2018 German Language: "Morgen spielen wir Schwestern"
03/21/2018 Arabic Culture: The Book of the Dead Lecture & Exhibit Tour
03/20/2018 March 2018 New Member Orientation
03/20/2018 March IWA Board of Directors Meeting
03/19/2018 Film Discussion & Spanish Language: "Wild Tales"
03/16/2018 Literature: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
03/15/2018 March China Gala Committee Meeting I.
03/15/2018 Bridge, March 2018
03/14/2018 English-Speaking World: Idioms & Other Oddities of the English Language
03/13/2018 Modern Professionals: Fashion At Auction
03/12/2018 March 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
03/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, March 2018
03/10/2018 MARCH SPOTLIGHT Polish Language: Kosciuszko Bicentennial Exhibit
03/08/2018 March 8th - International Women's Day Celebration!
03/08/2018 Hellenic Culture: Dr. Ted Anton, The Search for Longevity
03/07/2018 March Chicago Meet & Greet
03/06/2018 French Language: "Marcel Proust, from snob, to lover to artist"
03/05/2018 March Development Committee Meeting
03/05/2018 Performing Arts: Blind Date
03/02/2018 Knit and Chat, March 2018
02/28/2018 February Monthly Mailing
02/27/2018 February 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
02/27/2018 February China Gala Committee Meeting II.
02/26/2018 European Culture: Civic Orchestra of Chicago
02/23/2018 International Dining: Ethiopian
02/22/2018 German Language: Anselm Kiefer Presentation
02/21/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing, Part 3
02/21/2018 Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt (Documentary)
02/20/2018 Turkish Culture: Yenikapi Byzantine Sunken Ship Project
02/20/2018 February IWA Board of Directors Meeting
02/19/2018 Spanish Language: Tango Time!
02/19/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing, Part 2
02/16/2018 Literature: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance
02/15/2018 Bridge, February 2018
02/14/2018 ESW & Turkish Culture Joint Program: The Sultan & The Queen
02/13/2018 Modern Professionals: Women in Leadership
02/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, February 2018
02/12/2018 February 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
02/10/2018 Polish Language: Tuning Forks
02/09/2018 Insider Chicago: A Jean-Louis Haguenauer Concert, "Tribute to Debussy"
02/08/2018 Chinese New Year Celebration
02/08/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing
02/08/2018 Hellenic Culture: National Hellenic Museum Visit
02/07/2018 February Chicago Meet & Greet
02/06/2018 February China Gala Committee Meeting I.
02/05/2018 February Development Committee Meeting
02/05/2018 Performing Arts: "All My Sons"
02/02/2018 IWA Executive Board Meeting
02/01/2018 Film & French Joint Program: "Elle"
01/31/2018 International Women's Day Planning Meeting
01/31/2018 January Monthly Mailing
01/30/2018 CLA Chairs Meeting
01/29/2018 JANUARY SPOTLIGHT: Arabic & Turkish Culture Joint Program
01/26/2018 International Dining: Ukranian
01/25/2018 German Language: “Deutschland Aktuell”
01/25/2018 China Gala: Auction Sub Committee Meeting
01/24/2018 January 2018 New Member Welcome
01/23/2018 January China Gala Committee Meeting II.
01/23/2018 Asian & French Joint Program: "When French Pastries Meet Chinese Teas"
01/22/2018 Nominations Committee Meeting
01/22/2018 January 2018 Membership Committee Meeting
01/20/2018 Sushi & Sake 101, Gala Sign Up Event, Spots are Available!
01/19/2018 Literature: "Willful Disregard" by Lena Andersson
01/18/2018 Bridge, January 2018
01/17/2018 Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt, Part 1
01/16/2018 January 2018 New Member Orientation
01/16/2018 January IWA Board of Directors Meeting
01/15/2018 Spanish Language: Choco-Charla
01/13/2018 Polish Language: Polish Ballads with Zbigniew Plicinski
01/11/2018 Philanthropy Sub-Committee Meeting
01/11/2018 January China Gala Committee Meeting I.
01/10/2018 English-Speaking World: "International Adoptions"
01/09/2018 Modern Professionals: "Persistent Pain"
01/09/2018 January Development Committee Meeting
01/09/2018 IWA Name Badge Sale, Winter 2018
01/08/2018 Beginner Bridge
01/04/2018 Film Discussion: "Julieta"
12/21/2017 German Language:"Eine Weihnachtsfeier bei Hildegard"
12/21/2017 Bridge, December 2017
12/20/2017 Insider Chicago: The Great Fermentation
12/18/2017 Spanish Language: Musician Club Women's Concert
12/16/2017 European Culture: Holiday Performance, A Dream of Avon
12/15/2017 Literature: "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood
12/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: Dr. Laura Calamos Nasir
12/13/2017 Arabic Culture: The Suez Canal
12/12/2017 Modern Professionals: Cultural Business Etiquette at Social Events
12/11/2017 Beginner Bridge, December 2017
12/09/2017 Polish Language: Christmas Celebration
12/07/2017 Film Discussion: "45 Hours"
12/06/2017 IWA Annual Holiday Party 2017
12/05/2017 French Language: Potluck Holiday Party
12/04/2017 Performing Arts: "Marie Christine"
11/30/2017 Pre-Gala Evening Gown Order Wine Reception
11/29/2017 Insider Chicago: "In the Hood" Exhibit at the Jackson Jung Gallery
11/17/2017 Asian Culture & Literature Joint Program: "Monkey: Folk Novel of China"
11/16/2017 German Language: Fire and Earth
11/16/2017 Bridge
11/13/2017 Beginner Bridge
11/10/2017 Turkish Culture: Remembering Atatürk
11/08/2017 Arabic Culture & ESW Joint Program: Stories of Refugee Women
11/07/2017 DONATIONS to 2017 WEX
11/07/2017 WEX RAFFLE TICKETS
11/07/2017 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2017 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Kimberly Jung
11/06/2017 Performing Arts: "A View From The Bridge"
11/03/2017 Insider Chicago: "Then They Came for Me" Exhibit
11/02/2017 Film Discussion: "A Man Called Ove"
11/02/2017 French Language: From Animal Skins to Haute Couture
11/01/2017 IWA Name Badge Sale, Winter 2017
10/31/2017 Spanish Language: Visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art"
10/27/2017 Sponsor Member Afternoon Tea
10/27/2017 OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM: French Language & Insider Chicago
10/26/2017 German Language: Neue Ideen, Neue Programme
10/24/2017 Asian Culture: "Let's Roll the Korean Way!!"
10/23/2017 European Culture: "Let the Sunshine in" Film Viewing
10/20/2017 Patron & Founder's Circle Afternoon Tea
10/20/2017 Literature: "Hero of the Empire" by Candace Millard
10/19/2017 Bridge
10/16/2017 International Dining Program: Indian Lunch Buffet
10/13/2017 Turkish Culture: Noah's Pudding
10/12/2017 Hellenic Culture: Tour of the American Writers Museum
10/11/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Film Screening Presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema
10/11/2017 English-Speaking World: Nina's Best Exotic India Memories
10/10/2017 Polish Language: Power of Identity
10/10/2017 Modern Professionals: Members Story Showcase & Pre-WEX Event
10/09/2017 Beginner Bridge
10/06/2017 International Gourmet Program Presents “Olé! Viva España!”
10/05/2017 Film Discussion: "Brooklyn"
10/04/2017 Knitting Program-NEW!!!
10/03/2017 China Gala Pop-Up Program, Ceramic and the Silk Road
10/02/2017 Performing Arts: "The Audience"
09/28/2017 German & Polish Language Joint Program
09/25/2017 European Culture: Pot-Luck Lunch
09/22/2017 Insider Chicago: GEMS World Academy Chicago Tour
09/21/2017 Bridge
09/20/2017 Arabic Culture: "The Two Million"
09/18/2017 Spanish Language: "How Do You Do?"
09/15/2017 Literature: "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias
09/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: "Thinking About Women and Gender in Athenian Drama"
09/12/2017 Modern Professionals: "The Body Message"
09/11/2017 Beginner Bridge
09/08/2017 Turkish Culture: Picturesque Istanbul
09/07/2017 Asian Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "A World Without Theives"
09/05/2017 French Language: Bring a Bibelot
08/19/2017 Literature: Potluck Dinner Meeting
08/17/2017 European Culture: Saints & Heroes, Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
08/07/2017 Performing Arts: "Ah, Wilderness"
08/02/2017 A 95th Birthday Celebration for IWA Founder, Doe Thornburg
07/27/2017 Asian Culture: Annual Dinner Celebration
07/23/2017 The International Gourmet Program “A South African Braaivleis” (Barbecue)
07/21/2017 Literature: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich
07/20/2017 European Culture: Post-Gala Lawn Party at Ravinia
07/11/2017 Modern Professional & Pre-Wex Program
06/27/2017 Asian Culture: Yearly Planning Breakfast
06/22/2017 German Language: The German Harmonica & African-American Blues Culture
06/21/2017 European Culture: Classical Music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
06/19/2017 Spanish Language: Planning Meeting
06/16/2017 Literature: "Citizens of London" by Lynn Olson
06/14/2017 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/13/2017 Modern Professionals: Women in Architecture (CANCELLED)
06/10/2017 Polish & Spanish Joint Program
06/09/2017 Turkish Culture: Live Classical Music & Raki Night
06/07/2017 IWA Woman Extraordinaire "Getting to Know You" Evening Event at Frontier
06/06/2017 French Language: Dinner at Chez Moi
06/05/2017 Performing Arts: "Great Expectations"
06/01/2017 Film Discussion: "Trumbo"
05/30/2017 Poetry, General Reading and Writing Salon
05/23/2017 Asian Culture: Private Tour of Ai Weiwei's Photo Activism
05/22/2017 European Culture: "My Life as a Diplomat"
05/20/2017 Insider Chicago, Goose Island Brewery Tour
05/19/2017 Literature: The Mersault Investigation
05/18/2017 German Language: May Program
05/17/2017 Arabic Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "The Square"
05/12/2017 Turkish Culture: Post-Gala Program on Language
05/10/2017 English Speaking World - Oldest World Cuisines
05/09/2017 Modern Professionals: Career Mobility
05/06/2017 Polish Language: Polish Constitution Day Parade
05/05/2017 TICKETS TO THE Gala ~ Suomi Finland 100 ~ Celebrating Together
05/02/2017 French Language: Café Conversation (in French)
05/01/2017 Performing Arts: "Linda Vista"
04/19/2017 Pre-Gala Event, A Finnish high-tech success story: SWAP.COM
04/12/2017 English Speaking World - Literacy Chicago
04/11/2017 Modern Professionals - Creative Power of Women
04/07/2017 IWA Name Badge Spring Sale
03/27/2017 IWA Briefings: Lurie Children's Hospital
03/14/2017 Modern Professional - Int'l Parental Child Abduction
03/10/2017 Turkish Interest - Handmade Turkish Jewelry
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Celebration
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Raffle
02/25/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Lapland to Helsinki, Finland
01/11/2017 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Winter Luncheon from Normandy"
12/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Winter Sale
12/07/2016 2016 IWA Annual Holiday Party
11/29/2016 Insider Chicago “Working in America Exhibit” Private Tour and interactive discussion
10/25/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/25/2016 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/07/2016 Spotlight Program, “The New Science of Cancer” at Northwestern Hospital
10/01/2016 Pop-Up Program ArtPrize International Art Festival
09/28/2016 Open House Celebration at Our New Office and Volunteer Fair!
08/28/2016 The International Gourmet Program invites you to the Annual IWA Summer Picnic
06/15/2016 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
05/13/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for IWA Gala 2016, "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, IWA Gala 2016 "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 TICKETS TO THE IWA Annual Gala "Celebrating Germany"
04/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event II
04/06/2016 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Celebration of the New Season, AN EARLY SPRING PASTICHE"
03/31/2016 Insider Chicago, "Dressing Downton!"
03/08/2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at Intercontinental Chicago
02/05/2016 Insider Chicago, "IWA visits SAIC!” IWA MPG and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
01/25/2016 IWA New Year Open House...Goodbye Suite 1800...Hello 2016!
01/15/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event
08/09/2015 2015 Gourmet Picnic
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