Hello 2015!


Another New Year is upon us!  OTMRA is really excited about the events occurring throughout 2015.  First on our plate is our Annual Dinner.  This is a night for members and their guests to mingle, meet new people, and enjoy great food and libations.  The Annual Dinner also allows OTMRA to give back to the community in the form of donations to various organizations located in Old Town.  Past recipients have included Franklin Fine Arts Center, the Near North Chicago Public Library Branch, and the 18th Police District.


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The 41st Annual Wells Street Art Festival will take place June 13th and 14th.  Once again, visitors will be treated to live music, delicious food, and the artwork of more than 200 artists!  Applications for artists and vendors will be available soon- check back!





OTMRA is also looking forward to the many networking events we host, some are members-only, others are open to the public.  Past events have included nights at several of Old Town’ favorite restaurants and bars, as well as all the great comedy clubs and theatres we have!


Lastly, we are starting the planning process for the ever-popular Business Showcase events, including but not limited to Health and Wellness (2014 Old Town received a visit from WGN’s Ana Belaval!!), Old Town’s own Restaurant and Fashion weeks, and our Specialty Retail Week.  And we always believe in Buy Local to help  Old Town’s businesses continue to thrive!!!

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We hope to see you all at are various events throughout the year, and wish you a great 2015!!


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