“It’s All Here!” exclaims Rosemont’s catchy slogan, with the Chamber of Commerce clearly paying tribute to the area’s mega quantity of tourist attractions, entertainment venues, cultural hot spots, corporate headquarters, sporting event facilities, and tradeshow exposition complexes.
Indeed, Rosemont—a small village in Cook County—is well known by locals and visitors for its overflow of social treasures and attractions, the least of which is a 20 minute driving proximity to downtown and a five-minute drive to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Located immediately west of the boundaries of the City of Chicago, the village (as per the 2010 U.S. Census) has a population of only 4,300 residents; though, annually, it allures an average of 75,000 visitors—per day!—to its venues and attractions. Naturally, this unusual—albeit ingenious—geographical concept creates an intriguing scenario for Rosemont’s residents, businesses, and visitors alike.
Due to its proximity to several major highways, O'Hare and the Windy City, Rosemont has emerged as a significant entertainment district, offering ample corporate and office space, over 50 restaurants, more than 15 hotels, and—of course—the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a complex with nearly one million square feet, home to over 200 tradeshows and conventions annually, which are attended by 1.35 million visitors; consistently, the center is ranked among the top convention centers in the United States.
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is—of course—home to The Chicagoland Cooperator’s very own annual Chicagoland Spring Expo, taking place Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The show features educational seminars, thousands of exhibitors, and an opportunity for property managers and board members to mingle with relevant vendors and service providers in the region. Additional information about the show is available online at spring.ilexpo.com.