FIRST-EVER IDEAL HOME SHOW CHICAGO TO LAUNCH AT MCCORMICK PLACE, CHICAGO, JANUARY 23-25, 2015
The Ideal Home Show Chicago will offer ideas and inspiration from the Chicagoland’s top home and remodeling experts, who will be on-site providing professional advice and demonstrating the latest products and sharing new trends for making the home a more beautiful place. This comprehensive shopping opportunity for buyers for home décor and remodeling ideas will motivate homeowners to start preparing for their remodeling projects for this spring. Featured will be Ahmed Hassan from the original HGTV’s and DIY Networks “Yard Crashers,” presenting all weekend on landscaping and green living on the Ideal Main Stage.
“The opportunity to produce a new, high-quality home show at McCormick Place is something we are thrilled about,” said Grayland Productions Owner, Jessica Boweak. “We look forward to the opportunity to connect home and remodeling companies with homeowners in a face to face experiential marketplace.”
“We are pleased to welcome the Ideal Home Show to McCormick Place in 2015 and wish them great success with their inaugural event, “said David Causton, General Manager of McCormick Place. “This show will be a big draw for those seeking new trends and home remodeling ideas from the area’s best experts.”
The weekend long event will feature a bevy of top practitioners in the home décor industry providing insider tips and advice to attendees. Designers will be on site to answer the toughest design questions, from completing a basement remodeling project to choosing the best paint color to matching kitchen walnut cabinets. Designers Sandy Berendes and Laura Longville will feature a booth called Ask a Designer……and a “Shrink”. They are launching a new book for sale at the expo called “Break Ground Without Breaking Up”. Shelley Young, the Founder and CEO of The Chopping Block, will be speaking on the Ideal Stage on Saturday, January 24, sharing time saving cooking tricks and tips. Lowes’ installation experts will be will be on site at the Ideal Main Stage all weekend giving expert advice on “Do it Yourself” and remodeling projects. Randy Arnold, Barefoot Wine Ambassador, will be sharing his passion for making wine fun on January 23-25.
Sign up for a Fun Friday Night Painting Party with talented artist Derin Baratka sponsored by Barefoot Wine on Friday, January 23rd. For only $20.00, which includes painting, wine and 2 tickets to the Ideal Home Show Chicago, you can tap into your inner artist all while enjoying great wine and company. Need a little R&R? Relax in style at the SLACK Lifestyle Lounge. With its sleek and innovative relaxation Furniture, guests can be sure to find the perfect spot to sit back and unwind. After finding success all throughout the world, Slack will debut their designs for the first time in America at the Ideal Home Show.
For fun with the whole family, check out the Fun & Games at the Kids Zone, Sponsored by XFINITY! Play baggo at the XFINITY booth and enter for a chance to win great prizes. The first 250 Guests each day will receive a swag bag sponsored by Barefoot Wine and Naked Grape.
The Ideal Home Show Chicago’s times are as follows: Friday, January 23, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 24,10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door for Adult Admission, and $8 Online at www.idealhomeshowchicago.com. $7 tickets are available for Seniors 65+ with ID (tickets must be purchased show box office). $5 tickets are available for Military and First Responders (current and former to verify status thru GovX). Wintrust Mortgages is the Ideal Home Show Chicago’s official ticket sponsor. The event is free for children 12 and under.
For the latest information on the Ideal Home Show Chicago, please visit www.idealhomeshowchicago.com.
Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
Hanania writes columns for the Southwest Community Newspaper Group including the Des Plaines Valley News, the Southwest News-Herald, the Regional News and the Reporter Newspapers.