Indiana Society of Chicago to host dinner and business networking event

Mark your calendars for Dec. 7, when the Indiana Society of Chicago will host its annual dinner and business networking event in Chicago's downtown Streeterville neighborhood.

The 114th annual dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Loews Chicago Hotel at 455 N. Park Drive and honor "some of the most consequential Hoosiers in Indiana’s history." Gov. Eric Holcomb and first lady Janet Holcomb will attend the event.

“We are excited for this year’s event, where we can celebrate the contributions of three extraordinary Hoosier individuals and institutions who have been at the forefront of Indiana’s history, character and success,” said Scott Bove, president of the Indiana Society of Chicago. “The society looks to build upon recent success in attracting new members, providing high-energy musical entertainment, and streamlining the program while maintaining many of our time-honored Hoosier traditions.”

The social organization that celebrates "all things Hoosier" was founded more than a century ago by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist John T. McCutcheon, federal court clerk Edward M. Holloway and acclaimed writer, playwright and "Stories of the Streets and of the Town" columnist George Ade, whom Purdue's football stadium is partly named after.

This year, it will honor Indiana University as the 2019 Hoosier Institution of the Year "for its vast contributions to Hoosier students and the Indiana economy, along with its significant discoveries and achievements in every field of academia."

Other honorees include mall magnates The Simon Family and the late Purdue superfan Tyler Trent.

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