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12 months
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The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby, Presented by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause

September 7-8, 2013–The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby raised $200,000 for the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation.

Just an hour north of downtown Chicago in Antioch, Illinois, are the open fields and rolling meadows of Annali Farm. This picturesque destination was the setting of the 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby on September 7 and 8.

The event, now in its fifth year, featured the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by ABBA Vet Supply and the main event, the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Canadian Pacific.

12 months
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Luxury Home Preview

September 14, 2013–On September 14th, the Lincoln Motor Company and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage opened a fabulous downtown home listed by Chaz Walters for an evening of fun. Attendees were the first to preview this exceptional home before it went on the market and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music as well as test driving the new Lincoln MKZ. Lincoln made a generous donation to the Coldwell Banker Foundation on behalf of each test drive.

1 year
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More from 2013 Best of Chicago

August 7, 2013–More than 700 guests gathered with Chicago magazine at Venue One to celebrate the “Best of Chicago” winners featured in the August issue. Guests mixed and mingled throughout the night and perfected their poses at the photo station provided by Four Winds Casino. Attendees also enjoyed refreshing signature cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres provided by select 2013 “Best of Chicago” winners.

1 year
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2013 Best of Chicago

August 7, 2013–Chicago magazine hosted an event at Venue One in the West Loop to honor the winners from the August issue’s “Best of Chicago” editorial feature. Attendees enjoyed beer courtesy of Stella Artois and signature cocktails from Ketel One, Don Julio, Bulleit Bourbon, Tanqueray, and Ciroc. Guests snapped their best shot at the photo booth provided by Lincoln Motor Company. Jennifer Tanaka, executive editor, congratulated the winners in attendance.

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Stella Summer Music Series 2013 at Flo & Santos

August 14, 2013–Chicagoans joined together for Chicago magazine’s third Stella Summer Music Series event at Flo & Santos, which featured a special acoustic performance by Gina Venier. Guests enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois and music.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala

May 17, 2013–More than 400 attendees joined The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Fairmont Millennium Park for the culminating gala of LLS’s annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. In the 10 weeks leading up to the gala, local leaders in the business and philanthropic communities competed to raise the most money for LLS. After an evening of dinner, auctions, inspirational messages from two young blood cancer survivors, and more, Ryan Van Pelt and Barbara Bernick were announced as the 2013 Illinois Man & Woman of the Year for their fundraising achievements. Together the 13 candidates raised more than $775,000 for cancer research and patient support services.

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Stella Summer Music Series 2013 at Estate Ultra Bar

July 17, 2013–Fun-loving Chicagoans joined together for Chicago magazine’s second Stella Summer Music Series event at Estate Ultra Bar, which featured a special performance by Reels Green. Guests enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois and live music.

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Exploring a Secluded Lake House with Chicago Architecture Foundation

July 13, 2013–The Chicago Architecture Foundation and AIA Chicago opened a secluded beach house in Indiana for an afternoon tour. This cozy home is situated on Lake Michigan sand dunes and features sustainable, local materials. Participants in this “At Home” program heard from the homeowners and the architect, John DeSalvo, while enjoying refreshments. Afterward, they toured the home and relaxed on the sun-drenched roof deck.

1 year
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GE Monogram “Kitchens in Paradise” Challenge

July 10, 2013–The GE Monogram Design Center hosted an evening of cooking demonstrations to celebrate its grand opening. Guests dined on delectable dishes by chefs Paul Virant of Perennial Virant, Brett Vibber of Roka Akor, and Jared Van Camp of Nellcôte, RM Champagne Salon, and Old Town Social.