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Miss MPC's Annual Luncheon? Read the media round-up

In spite of the media feeding frenzy surrounding yesterday's big news—the jury's "guilty" verdict in a string of corruption charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich—MPC's Annual Luncheon managed to snare great coverage from local business reporters. If you missed the event, check our web site soon for an MPC recap; in the meantime, here's what made headlines: 

Luncheon coverage

Walmart exec says Chicago suits chain's growth plans
Chicago Sun-Times (also ran in the SouthtownStar and on AllVoices.com)

Wal-Mart to start minority-supplier program in Chicago
Chicago Tribune (also ran on WGN-TV online) 

Smaller formats targeted for Walmart growth, exec says
The Times of Northwest Indiana (Also ran on Evergreen Investments)

Wal-Mart aims to foster minority-owned business with Chicago program

The MNB Walmart watch
Morning News Beat 

Walmart leader discusses potential Chicago expansion locations
Center Square Journal

Wal-Mart Chicago Expansion: VP Calls Chicago Market 'Critically Important'
Huffington Post

Walmart creates minority supplier program 
Progressive Grocer 

Walmart Exec Discusses New Urban Retail Strategy, Plans to Roll Out Minority 
Hispanically Speaking News 

Walmart's long journey to Chicago 
Illinois Real Estate Journal 

Walmart in the express lane

Burnham Award coverage

Win for Magellan

Luncheon previews

Navy Seeks Buyer for ex-Fort Sheridan Housing
GlobeSt.com (subscribers only)

Walmart U.S. senior executive at MPC Annual Luncheon 6/27/2011
Mindful Metropolis 

Uptown deal eludes ex-mole for FBI
Chicago Sun-Times


  1. 1. Karen Girolami Callam from Evanston on June 29, 2011

    I found the post-luncheon conversations, as people left the ballroom, to be especially interesting -- lots of buzz and energy and mixed emotions, and no shortage of additional questions folks had for Wal-Mart. MPC stirred it up!

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