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Support your local farmer

Did you know many local farmers are struggling with drops in restaurant sales, wholesale orders and sales to events? While some have pivoted to online and home delivery efforts with some success, these efforts can be much more labor-intensive. Results from a recent survey of small, independent farmers indicate nearly one-third of respondents are facing […]

14 Ways to volunteer safely

With more and more events being cancelled or turning virtual in 2020, runners aren’t the only ones who are left feeling like they have fewer options. Volunteers looking to give back don’t have to wait until the world returns to normal. In fact, many organizations are offering both remote or small in-person volunteer opportunities. See […]

Composting with CEM: What it really is and how to do it yourself

Compost is a nutrient rich soil amendment made from the natural process of decomposing organic matter. Anything that was once living can be composted, though most commercial composters have guides on what items are acceptable. Last year, Chicago Event Management collected over 12 tons of organic waste at the events we produce. By composting the […]

Six companies going the extra mile during the COVID-19 pandemic

  While the endurance industry feels different right now, with many events facing cancellation and turning to a virtual option, several partners and vendors of Chicago Event Management have provided resources to organizers and their communities to support the challenges. Below are six companies that are going the extra mile during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. […]

Girls on the Run Chicago launches May movement challenge

Girls on the Run Chicago is keeping up their mission of empowering young girls through health and fitness throughout May with their #HereForHer Movement Challenge. To participate, simply set one physical activity goal for the rest of May. For $35, participants will receive a downloadable race bib, 2020 finishers medal and a training plan. To […]

CEM, Bank of America events donate unused food product, compost to local companies

CEM in partnership with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle have donated more than 8,000 gallons of water and 26 skids of unused food product to the Chicago Food Depository. In addition to this, 4.5 tons of nutrient rich soil created by composting cups and other paper products from […]