The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The CCTB is the sales and marketing organization that promotes Chicago’s world-class assets to global leisure travel and convention business to ensure the economic vitality of the City and its member business community. Founded in 1943 as the Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau to serve as Chicago's primary sales agent for conventions and trade shows, the Bureau merged with the Tourism Council of Greater Chicago in 1970 to form the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.

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Centennial Activities

Chicago: "Think Big"

Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

As part of its "Make Big Plans: Choose Chicago" campaign, the CCTB produced this promotional video using only the words of Daniel Burnham as its script. Burnham's inspirational and enduring quotes are brought to life by some of Chicago's most famous figures—from Bears legend Mike Ditka and restaurateur Charlie Trotter, to actor John Mahoney and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan—who highlight the icons that make Chicago one of the nation's top destinations. [MORE]

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