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Podcasts

Chicago These podcasts provide interviews of experts in various disciplines of the hospitality and tourism industry. The interviews can be downloaded and then played directly from the website. Additional interviews will be added to the list from time to time.

Robert J. Cataldo, President and COO, Hostmark Hospitality Group

Robert J. Cataldo, President and COO, Hostmark Hospitality Group. Hostmark is one of the nation’s leading independent hotel management companies. 

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Keith Murphy

Keith Murphy on Chicago's McCormick Place

Keith Murphy is Director of Sales, National Accounts, for McCormick Place - Convention Center. In this interview he explains the role of McCormick Place in Chicago's hospitality industry.

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Chuck Hamburg

Prof. Chuck Hamburg on the Chicago Restaurant Scene

Professor Chuck Hamburg discusses the hot Chicago restaurant scene and highlights the latest trends and developments in the industry.  Professor Hamburg is a leading restaurant consultant and has taught the Hospitality and Tourism Management for over thirty years.

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Bill Host

Professor William Host on Event Management

William R. Host, MS, CMP, Assistant Professor, Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Principal of HOST Meetings and Events Management, discusses the role of Meetings/Events in the Hospitality Industry.

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PatrickSynder

Patrick M. Snyder II on Tourism Governance

Patrick M. Snyder II, President and CEO of C6 Consulting, and Executive Director of the Illinois Tourism Coalition of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, discusses tourism governance.

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Manfred Steinfeld on the Hospitality Industry

Manfred Steinfeld is a successful entrepreneur whose businesses have provided a major percentage of seating to the tourism industry for decades.  He is the benefactor of the Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Roosevelt  University. He shares the story of his work with the hospitality industry.

Listen to Manny Steinfeld, Part I

Manfred Steinfeld on the Hospitality Industry, Part II

Manfred Steinfeld shares his perspectives on the state of the hospitality and tourism industry in 2007.

Listen to Manny Steinfeld, Part II