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Heat Wave Hits Chicago!


All things are relative, right. It’s going to be in the 40s in Chicago during PIE. It looks like another year in the unending record of never snowing on PIE in Chicago. The weather is looking good for parking pros in the windy city.

O’Hare should be running like a well-oiled machine. The exhibitors are shipping and the support companies are receiving. Marcy, Astrid, Jordan, and Kelley are tending to last minute details. Excitement is building.

I am receiving Powerpoint renditions of the seminars and trust me, they are world class. Dale Denda has asked me to craft a story line to go with his presentation, and I am telling the heart rendering saga of George, Gracie, John and Mary.

Jordan tells me that the food and beverage orders are in and parties, breakfasts, exhibit hall lunches, and all, are set. She is ensuring that the food is the best evah.

I just came from a meeting and can assure you that the welcoming ‘newbie’ seminar at 11 on Monday is going to be spectacular. Astrid likens it to the Algonquin round table. It will be fun for all.

New this year are the Parking Today Awards. Over bacon and scrambled eggs, four organizations and one individual will be singled out for their outstanding work in the parking industry. The surprise MC is Andy Van Horn. He was kind enough to volunteer to help out. His boss said OK but told him to be sure we didn’t lure him back into the parking industry. He told me he is looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

PIE 2019 will be one for the record books. See you there.

JVH

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