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Association Forum Announces New Partnership with Blue Plate Catering

By Kat O'Connor posted 02-08-2017 13:59



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Association Forum Announces New Partnership with Blue Plate Catering

CHICAGO (Jan. 4, 2017)—Association Forum is excited to announce it has entered into a partnership with Chicago-based Blue Plate Catering. Through this partnership, Association Forum will make its newly updated and refurbished office and conference spaces available for rent to outside organizations, with Blue Plate serving as the Forum’s official catering partner.

Association Forum recently unveiled its new and improved headquarters space, which features modern and open, collaborative work areas, striking downtown and Chicago River views, and spaces to encourage creativity and dynamic thinking. Among the spaces available for rent are a large conference room, able to host up to 60 individuals; a smaller “Chicago 312” meeting space, ideal for education sessions or gatherings of 18 to 24; and several smaller work areas.

"This partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for all involved," says Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, Association Forum's president and CEO. “It allows Association Forum to showcase and utilize its beautiful, functional new workspaces while providing Blue Plate’s unique flavors and flair to our guests.”

About Association Forum 
Association Forum’s mission is to "advance the professional practice of association management." Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 47,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 37 million members and generate $22 billion in global annual expenditures. For more information, visit

About Blue Plate Catering
At Blue Plate, we’re deeply devoted to our Chicago roots and take great pride in bringing a passion for food and service to the residents of our favorite city. Blue Plate caters at more than 85 of Chicago’s most sought-after venues. From great halls and glittering ballrooms to sleek downtown galleries, we’ll help you set the perfect style and ambiance for your event. For more information, visit

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