Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Nail in the Coffin

Chicago's convention business continues it's slide into irrelevance:
  • McCormick Place is losing a second key piece of its convention business within a week, as the plastics industry trade show has decided to move to Orlando for 2012 and 2015 after nearly four decades in Chicago.

    The announcement this morning comes on the heels of a decision by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society last week to move its 2012 annual meeting to Las Vegas.

    Plastics show officials said they expect the decision to yield up to $20 million in savings for exhibitors and attendees, with about half that coming from savings in travel-related costs.
Imagine that - saving $20 million just by not even showing up in Chicago. If that isn't the saddest commentary on Daley's Chicago, we don't know what is.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

RESTAURANT SHOW IS NEXT TO LEAVE.

11/18/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This wasn't just another convention either. This one called Chicago home for nearly FORTY YEARS!

Daley's Chicago is disintegrating FAST!

11/18/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

All part of of Shortshank's evil plan. Heellllloooooo, casino!

11/18/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

The old National Sporting Goods Show brought millions to Chicago. Ooops, they displayed guns.

The SHOT show brings millions to Las Vegas or Orlando every year.
If the SHOT show came to Chicago the exhibiters would all be in jail.

The SHOT show is closed to the public but sells gund to government and licensed retailers.

The NRA has a Convention every year that brings in millions. Daley would have them all in chains.

Chicago is on life support and needs to be put out of its misery.

11/18/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Kid... I remembers when we would work all years round, ripping off all dem stupid shows blind"...

"What... you had a job more than 2 weeks a year with all dese shiney new cars???

You stupid, "I plug dem cords in real good" morons, had better start getting use to filling out applications at walmart, because your daddy's con days are over.

11/18/2009 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly! Just silly!

11/18/2009 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get on the boat warriors, more furlough days.

11/18/2009 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a new mayor.

11/18/2009 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE REAL dALEY AND HIS SHITCAGO IS COMING TO LIGHT.
I LOVE IT.

11/18/2009 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so sad to sit back and watch what King Daley aka "The great Taxer" is doing to our city. This guy doesn't know simple economics 101. You can never tax yourself into prosparity, but he thinks you can. Someone smart and not corrupt needs to do something FAST!!!

11/18/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY, Destroying Chicago one step at a time.

11/18/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Daley is mostly to blame, the unions at McCormick Place are just as much to blame. Regulations imposed on exhibitors during shows are beyond belief.
How about not being allowed to plug in your own electric cords?
Nope!
Need a qualified union electrician to do it!
Cost?
Up to $500 per day.
How about the shitty food and drink served at these shows.

Nobody in their right mind would continue to put up with this shit.

Adios convention business
Hello, more taxes.

11/18/2009 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replace McCormick place with a Casino.

11/18/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were some great comments in the previous thread on this Chicago union thug scam to bleed corporations dry.

Good for the corporate honchos in abandoning this corrupt city for locations that welcome and treat them with courtesy and gladly provide great value in convention business.

11/18/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what will the 11th ward do now nothing fuck the irishman

11/18/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous The Thinker said...

What if they held a convention, and nobody came?

11/18/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They saved TWENTY MILLION by not having their convention at McCormick Place?
Hell, that's just the going rate for four cases of Diet Pepsi delivered by 96 Teamsters, that's all!

11/18/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked part time security jobs at McCormick Place since the mid 70's. Nothing has changed since then. These complaints were made then about over charging and they are being made now. The democratic party and the unions have know about this for all of this time, no surprise here. But, now the bad economic times have caused many conventions to leave the city, for good.

11/18/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is the next Detroit or better yet Gary.

11/18/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey if I had my choice Chicago, Las Vegas or Orlando. Why in the world would I pick Chicago? We need the casino NOW !!!

11/18/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley is a symbol of all the is wrong in chicago! barry obama is a symbol of all that is wrong in the USA! corruption rules,and barry bowing in front of the chinese how dumb can he be? who is his advisor? oh right oily david axelrod what a stooge!

11/18/2009 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous A Day Late and a Dollar Short said...

We could use the space for Katrina refugees.

11/18/2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this city is going to go ''JACKPOT'' real soon. less than 2 years. the next mayor is gonna poop !

11/18/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait till the 2010 census. You think conventions are the only things leaving this city and county. Good Bye tax base. Good thing is the city won't be able to pay you enough to afford to live here.

11/18/2009 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
While Daley is mostly to blame, the unions at McCormick Place are just as much to blame. Regulations imposed on exhibitors during shows are beyond belief.
How about not being allowed to plug in your own electric cords?
Nope!
Need a qualified union electrician to do it!
Cost?
Up to $500 per day.
How about the shitty food and drink served at these shows.

Nobody in their right mind would continue to put up with this shit.

Adios convention business
Hello, more taxes.

11/18/2009 07:42:00 AM
Another tidbit from the Plastics show..one exhibitor shipped product to the show from California for $ 1,399.00..The cost to move shipment from McCormick docks to the booth.., 1,300.00 yea shortshanks

11/18/2009 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/18/2009 07:42:00 AM
Another tidbit from the Plastics show..one exhibitor shipped product to the show from California for $ 1,399.00..The cost to move shipment from McCormick docks to the booth.., 1,300.00 yea shortshanks

11/18/2009 01:43:00 PM

IT'S BEEN YEARS SINCE I HAVE BEEN TO ANYTHING AT McCORMICK PLACE BUT I REMEMBER THAT IT COST A FORTUNE TO PARK (30.00) OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. $8.00 FOR A BULLSHIT LUNCH-MEAT SANDWICH(TURKEY). I WON'T DO ANYTHING IN THE CITY OR GO ANYWHERE IN THE CITY AND SPEND A DIME. I WOULDN'T EVEN STOP AND BUY A CUP OF COFFEE. THANKFULLY THAT IS COVERED. I DON'T EVEN GET A HAIRCUT IN THE CITY ANYMORE. WHY WOULD YOU PAY TO PARK FOR THAT? FOR THOSE OF US THAT LIVE ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY,IT'S JUST A SHORT HOP TO THE BURBS AND FREE PARKING. I HAVEN'T BOUGHT GAS IN THE CITY IN YEARS. I CAN'T AFFORD TO GO TO A BEARS GAME. SAME FOR THE SOX AND THAT OTHER TEAM.
IT USED TO BE A NICE CITY. I USED TO ENJOY VENETION NIGHT. SAME THING WITH THE BLUES FEST AND JAZZ FEST. OH WELL,THERE IS ALOT TO DO IN THE SUBURBS AND IT IS CHEAPER AND SAFER.
LIKE I SAID,IT USED TO BE A NICE CITY. SAD.
THANK YOU RICHIE BABA AND YOUR 50 THIEVES.

11/18/2009 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, I want to move to Orlando Florida, too!

This City is sooo toast, on so many levels!

11/18/2009 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There already rumors that the Auto show is going to leave for another city more "flashy city" hint [ maybe Las Vegas or Orlando] for the same reasons that goes on at the "Mistake by the lake"!

Heard it from an inside source that is related to me. He stated from a reliable source from within the organization, the powers that be stated that Chicago is the next Detroit! Just a meaningless pit stop not to spend money in!

You heard it here first!

11/18/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The students playing with laptops during the TARA classes please stop. I have over twenty years on the job and easily annoyed by coppers with less than 5 years on the job being annoying. I really didn't want to go TARA but I will at least pretend that I am listening.

11/18/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cost of those three gallon jugs of coffee and the price of those dozen stale rolls turned my off.

Fats Domino

11/18/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There already rumors that the Auto show is going to leave for another city more "flashy city" hint [ maybe Las Vegas or Orlando] . . .
11/18/2009 03:49:00 PM

I call BS on that. The Auto Show is for retail buyers, not for the industry, and there are lots of potential retail buyers in and near Chicago. But I can see the show going to Rosemont.

11/18/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOA-Restaurant show just cancelled.

11/18/2009 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like some local issues were ignored while the entire political class went to Denmark for an Olympic dream.

11/18/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is outrageously overpriced and Mayor Daley has lost his mind. That is why they are leaving!

11/18/2009 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try being a trucker bringing a load into McCormick Pl. First it cost you $19 to just pull into the marshalling area, then you stand in line to check in, they then give you a target time, which is like an appointment, next they will call you on your cell phone and tell you to pull out into the street and wait, then some teamster pulls up in his SUV and tells you to pull up some more, then when you finally get into the dock area another highly paid teamster tells you which dock to back into, then the fun begins, another teamster( Foreman) approaches and asks for your paperwork, then you wait for another goof to come with the fork truck to unload you, it takes about 35 minutes for him to come back for another skid, then then take a break for about 30 mins, bullshit with each other, then lunch is suppossed to be 30 mins, but is over an hour. they all complain about not having work but they have FUCKED over people because of the teamsters and Daleys pals this is the apyback, now because they followed in their Bridgeport And Grand Ave fathers footsteps they will all be out of jobs soon. Just wait, give it time and Navy Pier will be shuttered. just wait.

11/18/2009 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The students playing with laptops during the TARA classes please stop. I have over twenty years on the job and easily annoyed by coppers with less than 5 years on the job being annoying.

THEN GROW A SET STAR SLEEVED & TELL THEM IN PERSON. OR DID YOU LOSE YOUR SPINE DURING YOUR CAREER AS GO'FER HOUSE MOUSE?

11/18/2009 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There already rumors that the Auto show is going to leave for another city more "flashy city" hint [ maybe Las Vegas or Orlando] for the same reasons that goes on at the "Mistake by the lake"!

Heard it from an inside source that is related to me. He stated from a reliable source from within the organization, the powers that be stated that Chicago is the next Detroit! Just a meaningless pit stop not to spend money in!

You heard it here first!

11/18/2009 03:49:00 PM

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You are so full of crap Mr insider.

The "auto show" isn't exclusive to Chicago. It is already hosted in dozens of major cities throughout the U.S.

Maybe it just won't stop in Chicago.

You heard it here second!

11/19/2009 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be the five year wonder. It is called being nice. Now you can get off your keyboard and add more hair gel.

The students playing with laptops during the TARA classes please stop. I have over twenty years on the job and easily annoyed by coppers with less than 5 years on the job being annoying.

THEN GROW A SET STAR SLEEVED & TELL THEM IN PERSON. OR DID YOU LOSE YOUR SPINE DURING YOUR CAREER AS GO'FER HOUSE MOUSE?

11/19/2009 10:40:00 PM  

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