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Chicago by Bike

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With miles of bike paths along Lake Michigan, beautiful park trails, and eclectic neighborhoods, Chicago is an eco-conscious and bike friendly town. Chicago is home to exciting bike tours, cool bike shops where you can find rentals, and year-round bike events, including the annual Bike to Work Rally on Daley Plaza, that celebrate the city’s […]

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How Chicago does Holiday Food Drives

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It’s official – we’ve decided to hold a food drive to benefit the poor & the homeless in Chicago. The most obvious way to get this going was to partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository who really does make it easier than ever to help the hungry. We chose to hold a Virtual Food […]

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Slam! Poetry at Open Books

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One of the great things about being in the heart of downtown Chicago is being near so many great attractions, restaurants, and organizations. One of our favorite organizations is Open Books, our neighbor and longtime partner! They’re a great nonprofit in Chicago aimed at promoting literacy among Chicago’s students. (See a more comprehensive outline of […]

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Acn You Raed Htis? – Open Books Fights Illiteracy

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Last week our staff took the day off.  Well…sort of.  Instead of business as usual, we headed over to Open Books, just blocks from our hotel in downtown Chicago.  We picked a day to volunteer with our nonprofit partner at one of their regular Creative Writing Workshops. On a Mission Open Books provides these workshops […]

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Open Books and Glee at This Year’s Revelry

Best Western River North Hotel; downtown Chicago hotel

What’s The Deal? Imagine a night of wonderful food, conversation, cocktails and sophistication, and games and prizes. Now add to that a great nonprofit that’s benefiting from all the fun you’re having! That’s exactly what you’ll find at Revelry, Open Books’ largest annual fundraiser. Open Books, of course, is a nonprofit in our own neighborhood […]

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Best Western Bookers & Chicago’s Open Books

Best Western River North, Downtown Chicago Hotel, Nonprofit Chicago

Our hotel, Best Western Plus River North, most recently celebrated September as National Literacy Month through our ongoing partnership with Open Books, a nonprofit organization in our own neighborhood aimed at promoting literacy in Chicago. Open Books is a used bookstore that utilizes its profits for providing creative writing field trips and literacy events.  They focus on improving children’s […]

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Re-Purposing With A Purpose

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In designing and planning our guest room renovations we kept onestatement in mind; “Webelieve in creating a relaxing and comforting environment for our guests”.The Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House Foundation shares that vision.Seven days a week, 365 days a year, the Guest House provides family and friends of patients receiving treatment at Chicago area […]

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River North Reaches Out

Volunteering at Open Books

Best Western River North Hotel is committed to making a positive impact in the community.In the past, we’ve partnered with area organizations like the Anti-Cruelty Society and Toys for Tots.But most recently, we’ve joined forces with local non-profit Open Books to help spread literacy throughout Chicago.After having established a complimentary “Open Bookshelf” in our lobby […]

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Thought of the Day

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Navy Pier

Historic Navy Pier® is Chicago’s lakefront playground. And it’s the Midwest’s #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8.6 million visitors a year. Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on […]

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