Letter from the President: January/February 2019

By Dan Uslan | January 7, 2019 | People

The latest from Michigan Avenue's President, Dan Uslan.

Congratulating the legendary Mario Tricoci on a decade of his Mario, Make Me a Model talent competition at the event’s runway finale at Northerly Island. (Photo by Layne Dixon)

As we embark on yet another new year, I’m reminded that the media industry travels at warp speed. It’s part of the fun, though, that comes with building brands and developing long-lasting partnerships. Although every year of creating and delivering Michigan Avenue seems to move at a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace, our 10th anniversary year last year took the cake.

We’re excited to embark on a new year of connecting, captivating and celebrating our terrific community. My resolutions include pushing our brands further, delivering an ever-improving series of products; innovating in order to strengthen relationships with our valued supporters; and meeting our mission of bringing to life what is luxurious and wow-worthy in Chicagoland. To start off 2019 with a bang, we’re delighted to partner again with Choose Chicago at First Bites Bash, the annual kickoff to Chicago Restaurant Week, Jan. 25 to Feb. 7. We’ll be celebrating once again with Chicago’s leading restaurants on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6PM at the Field Museum! For more information, go to choosechicago.com.

My resolutions require that I maintain my high energy and enthusiasm throughout 2019. More than 10 years after being tapped to launch Michigan Avenue, I’m even more passionate about our quality today. My mind’s eye is already looking toward our future, because I so firmly believe in our mission and ability to carry it out successfully. While we may have blown out the candles on our 10th anniversary year, there are many more soon to be lit!

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