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USCRA’S MIDYEAR CONVENTION
April 26-29, 2018, in Chicago, IL

Thursday, April 26 – Executive Committee and Circuit Rep Meetings
Friday, April 27 – Board Meeting
Saturday, April 28 – FCRR Exam and Seminars
Sunday, April 29 – Software Training

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | ATTRACTIONS | REGISTRATION

Embassy Suites Chicago – O’Hare/Rosemont
LINK TO RESERVATIONS
5500 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
1-847-678-4000

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 23 – May 1, 2018.
The special room rate will be available until April 11th
or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

$139 suite with king bed  /  $159 suite with two queen beds.

Complimentary internet will be provided in your guest suite.

A reduced rate of $15 for self-parking.

Fly into O’Hare Airport.
A complimentary hotel shuttle leaves the hotel every 20 minutes and picks up at the O’Hare Bus Shuttle Center, door 3.  The hotel is 1.5 miles from O’Hare Airport and two blocks from the Rosemont Blue Line CTA station, taking you to downtown Chicago for numerous sightseeing, dining and shopping options.

Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont completed an $11 million renovation, including guest suites, as of April 1, 2017. Located across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, this contemporary hotel is designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with stained glass windows, wooden accents and skylights.

Begin with a free made-to-order breakfast every morning in a seven-story garden atrium. Lounge in your two-room suite in this 100% non-smoking hotel, complete with a separate living room, refrigerator, microwave and WiFi access.

Enjoy drinks and snacks at the complimentary evening reception. Sample Mediterranean specialties in a casual atmosphere at Basil’s Kitchen, or have snacks and drinks at Basil’s Bar. Maintain your exercise routine at the complimentary fitness center, equipped with brand-new LifeFitness machines, or relax in the heated indoor pool, located on the ground floor.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Executive/Circuit Representative Meetings

Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Board Meeting

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 am to 9:00 am – FCRR Test
Kelli Mulcahy, RMR, CRR, CSR

9:00 am to 11:30 am
SEMINAR 1 – Technology 201 (.25 CEU)
Pam Szczecinski, Tutor4Computers

12:00 am to 1:30 pm
SEMINAR 2 – LUNCHEON SEMINAR – Basics of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
(.15 CEU)
Shoba Pillay, AUSA Northern District of Illinois

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm (.15 CEU)
SEMINAR 3 – Ugly Prey
Emilie Lucchesi

3:30 pm to 5.00 pm (.15 CEU)
SEMINAR 4 – Just One Click
Brenda Fauber, FAPR, RDR, CRR

Sunday, April 29, 2018
CONCURRENT SEMINARS (.30 CEU)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

SEMINAR 5 (Eclipse users) – Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
Joseph Armstrong, FCRR

SEMINAR 6 (Catalyst users) – Work It
Pam Szczecinski, Tutor4Computers

ATTRACTIONS

Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Two-level indoor shopping experience, offering over 130 outlets within
walking distance of Embassy Suites O’Hare.

Parkway Bank Park 
Entertainment and dining complex steps from Embassy Suites Chicago –
O’Hare/Rosemont hotel.

 RESTAURANTS

Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina is the home of the famous sizzling
fajita, offering a variety of delicious Mexican and American appetizers,
entrees and sandwiches. Guests will enjoy live entertainment seven nights-a-
week. There is a cover charge of $5 on Friday & Saturday nights. Also on
special event occasions such as New Year’s Eve. Adobe also has a dress
code in effect that you can find on their website. The fully stocked bar offers
more than 75 tequilas, 30 drafts beers, the ever popular “fishbowl” drink and
64 oz. ‘Mug O Rita’. The covered second-story patio will be open year round,
overlooking Parkway Bank Park. “Adobe Gila’s, come for the food, stay for
the party!”
5455 Park Place, Rosemont, IL
60018
847-233-0080

Bub City is a little slice of the south in the heart of the Midwest. Rosemont’s
destination for BBQ, whiskey and live country music.
5441 Park Place, Rosemont, Illinois 60018
847-261-0399

Five Roses Pub is a gastro-pub with Celtic flair featuring burgers, craft beer,
and classic pub cuisine accompanied by warm, attentive, and knowledgeable service.
The pub also boasts an immersive sound and lighting system which
powers a first rate nightclub experience featuring local and headlining DJ’s
every Friday and Saturday night. Combine these with Five Roses Pub’s
inviting “old world pub” atmosphere imported directly from Ireland and you
have the perfect spot for all of your special event needs. Five Roses has
broken the mold and is most definitely… “Not Your Ordinary Pub”.
5509 Park Place, Rosemont IL 60018
847-233-0077

Fogo de chao is located near O’Hare and only a few blocks away from the
DES Convention Center, Rosemont marks our second location in
Chicagoland. The restaurant is part of the new, vibrant entertainment district,
Parkway Bank Park. It’s perfectly situated to serve locals and business
travelers alike. The contemporary, yet warm design welcomes diners.
Whether a party of two or a private event of 100+, our restaurant and staff will
make it a memorable experience.
5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
847-678-7200

Hofbräuhaus Chicago, a family-friendly restaurant and brewery, brings the
classic tastes of Munich to the Chicago area, modeled on the 400-year-old
venue in Munich, Germany. The family-friendly venue will feature traditional
Bavarian specialties, live music, a brewery for the production of the
Hofbräuhaus’ world renowned beer (brewed continuously since 1589) and the
legendary Gemütlichkeit (a friendly, relaxed, convivial environment) that has
made it a must-visit destination for travelers throughout the world.
5500 Park Place, Rosemont IL 60018
847-671-2739

Kings Dining & Entertainment – Rosemont is a 28,000 square-foot, multi-
venue complex with award-winning dining & entertainment at every turn. The
venue features 20 ten-pin luxury bowling lanes, two premium bars and an
award-winning chef-driven scratch kitchen. Kings’ gaming includes 5 billiards
tables, regulation size shuffleboard table, air hockey and foosball. Our bars
offer classic, innovative cocktails, while our restaurant, The Draft Room,
serves an impressive array of American favorites and delicious comfort food.
The venue accommodates 1000+ guests and features 50+ big-screen, high-
definition televisions and projector screens. The Draft Room, which features
Rosemont’s largest bar, is home to 44 draft beer lines with one of Chicago’s
top rated beer lists. The Draft Room’s centerpieces are three 14ft HD LED
screens, making it the perfect place to catch all local and national sports
action. The Draft Room also features garage doors which open up to a beer
garden patio that overlooks Parkway Bank Park, making it the perfect place to
catch everything going on in The Park. Call today and make a ‘Dine then
Bowl’ reservation to experience both concepts; dining in the Draft Room with
gaming afterwards!
5505 Park Place, Rosemont IL 60018
847-233-0099

MacGuffins Bar & Lounge is conveniently located on the second floor of AMC
Theatre.
It’ the perfect place to sit down for a meal or cocktail before, after or during
the show.
9701 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL
60018 847-447-1040

Park Tavern offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving
craft beer and authentic food in a casual, urban lodge setting. It’s the perfect
meeting place for lunch, dinner or unwinding after work.
5433 Park Place, Rosemont IL 60018
847-349-5151

Upon entering Sugar Factory, guests are greeted by a dazzling retail store
and ice cream shop offering a rainbow array of specialty candies, a café
menu and gifts. We are especially excited to introduce our signature Couture
Pops to Chicago! This candy phenomenon is enjoyed by pop culture icons
like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, the Kardashian Sisters, Holly Madison and
other Hollywood trendsetters.
Beyond the retail store the space boasts a crystal chandelier appointed dining
room with a full bar, table and booth seating. Walking through the dining room
space guests find the Chocolate Lounge, an intimate alcove offering indoor
and outdoor dining and drinking space.
Sugar Factory’s culture is a celebrated concept of food and drink menus that
include perfectly executed classics, from eggs benedict and burgers to
housemade flatbreads, savory steaks and pastas. Our more unique
selections include Banana Split Crepes, Rocky Road Fondue and Red Velvet
Pancakes. Sugar Factory also found a way to spike your favorite drinks by
offering signature smoking candy goblets, and specialty martinis and
cocktails, such as the Cotton Candy Cosmopolitan or Cherry Tootsie Pop.
Creative candy-inspired milkshakes and the famous King Kong Sundae round out Sugar
Factory’s inspired menu.
5445 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
847.233.9010