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Read more of the article: "Community unites for MLK Day of Service"

Community unites for MLK Day of Service

Posted 3 months ago

3 MIN READ – As a membership organization for Loop businesses, Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) offers valuable networking opportunities that enhance the experience of doing business downtown. But beyond business connections, CLA also takes pride in...

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Read more of the article: "EQ Office brings interactive art installation to facade of Willis Tower"

EQ Office brings interactive art installation to facade of Willis Tower

Posted 3 months ago in Arts and Culture

3 MIN READ – On Tuesday, January 12, EQ Office revealed Atmospheric wave wall, a new cultural landmark created by globally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson. The first public art installation in...

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Read more of the article: "How to honor Black History Month in the Loop "

How to honor Black History Month in the Loop 

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Family Friendly, Arts and Culture

3 MIN READ – The beautiful thing about Black history is that it’s still being made every day. Check out what these Loop businesses and organizations have to offer, and find a way to honor...

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Read more of the article: "6 Loop activities to beat the winter blues "

6 Loop activities to beat the winter blues 

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Things to Do

3 MIN READ – The holidays are over, and even if they weren’t exactly what you’ve come to expect from the most wonderful time of the year, there was still some...

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Read more of the article: "How Loop businesses operated amid the pandemic in December"

How Loop businesses operated amid the pandemic in December

Posted 3 months ago in Trending

2 MIN READ -- Since July, Chicago Loop Alliance has been collecting monthly survey data from its member businesses and stakeholders to track operations during COVID-19, and today released its...

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Read more of the article: "The best moments #BackInTheLoop — through your eyes"

The best moments #BackInTheLoop — through your eyes

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Loop List

1 MIN READ – While the COVID-19 pandemic has meant many Loop lovers have been staying at home, you also shared with us your favorite moments of getting #BackInTheLoop. You...

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Read more of the article: "January Loop Employee of the Month: Sandra Thompson "

January Loop Employee of the Month: Sandra Thompson 

Posted 3 months ago in Trending

4 MIN READ – For over 30 years, Sandra Thompson has been the person at the Art Institute of Chicago whom her colleagues can come to—to problem-solve, to confide in, to vent,...

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Read more of the article: "Your 2021 Loop bucket list is here"

Your 2021 Loop bucket list is here

Posted 4 months ago

3 MIN READ – We can all likely agree that 2020 is not a year we’ll miss. While public health regulations continue to change, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has us feeling...

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Read more of the article: "Word on the Street: Harold Matthews"

Word on the Street: Harold Matthews

Posted 4 months ago

3 MIN READ – Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance highlights a different Street Ambassador who provides enhanced hospitality services, fosters a consistent pedestrian experience, and keeps State Street safe, clean, and beautiful...

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Read more of the article: "Resources for economic assistance"

Resources for economic assistance

Posted 4 months ago in Trending

3 MIN READ – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are seeking support and financial relief. Check out the following list of resources and opportunities.

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