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    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Northeast corner of Cermak and Wentworth in front of the Chinese Pavilion
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    Show Me Your Neighborhood - Chinatown Tour

    Tuesday, April 23 from 2:00-4:00 pm

    Capacity is limited and registration is required


    Other tour guide organizations offer Show Me Your Neighborhood programs where guides take other members on walking tours highlighting what makes their areas special. The Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association (CTPA) periodically offered these programs before 2020, and we would like to make it a regular occurrence!

    Learn about Chinatown on a walking tour from the founder of the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Z.J. Tong, a long-time member of CTPA. He developed the original Chinatown tour 20 years ago and is recognized for his expertise on the area. Attractions featured on the tour include Historical Commercial Wentworth Avenue, Chinatown Gate, Nine Dragon Wall, Landmark On-Leong Merchants Association (Pui Tak Center today), Chinese Buddhist Temple, St. Therese Catholic Church, Chinese Zodiac Square, Chinese Marble Lions, Four Greatest Inventions of ancient Chinese, Chinatown Mural, and Ping Tom Memorial Park. The tour starts at the northeast corner of Cermak and Wentworth in front of the Chinese Pavilion 

    For CTPA Show Me Your Neighborhood tours:

    • The cost is $5 per ticket with all of the proceeds going to the guide,
    • CTPA members can register non-CTPA guests to join them on the tour,
    • The waitlist is automatically activated if the tour reaches its 25-person limit,
    • Registrants can get their tickets fully refunded if they cancel their own registrations on the CTPA calendar page with 48 hours notice, and
    • CTPA members can email CTPAofficers@googlegroups.com if they would like to host their own Show Me Your Neighborhood tour.

    We hope you can join this Chinatown tour and that there are many other Show Me Your Neighborhood experiences throughout the year!

    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual, Zoom
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    Best Practices & Tools of the Trade Virtual Event

    Hosted by the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association (CTPA)

    Tuesday, April 23 from 7:00-8:30 pm CST


    As we are all getting ready for the upcoming tour season, CTPA members Ronnie Frey and Nancy Kalchbrenner will lead a discussion on:

    • "It’s not just about the info”the logistics, time management, and etiquette aspects of guiding. 
    • Using social media (e.g., Instagram) as a marketing and visibility tool.


    If you would also like to present on another topic during this virtual session relating to being a professional tour guide, please email Cristina Mazza Piccolo (cmp@tourlang.com) with the topic you would like to share. Non-CTPA members are invited to attend and/or present, and up to 100 participants can join the Zoom meeting.


    Here are the Zoom login instructions:


    We hope to see you at this virtual discussion!

    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 899 S Plymouth Ct. party room
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    CTPA Quarterly Meeting (In-Person)
    Wednesday, June 5 from 5:00-7:00 pm
    899 S Plymouth Ct, mezzanine level

    Dennis McClendon's condo building's party room

    This is a placeholder for the 2nd quarter Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association meeting. This event description will be updated as the agenda is finalized, and if you have ideas for any quarterly meetings, please email CTPAofficers@googlegroups.com. You will also be able to attend this meeting via live-stream, and that separate event registration is forthcoming.

    There are several parking lots nearby on State Street and Wabash Avenue, and the cheapest options are generally found on SpotHero. The doorman will let you into the building, but in case someone is not there when you show up, you can also call the Party Room to be buzzed inside. If you registered for this event and can no longer attend it, please cancel your own registration on either the CTPA website's calendar or the WildApricot app.

    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 899 S Plymouth Ct. party room
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    CTPA Quarterly Meeting (In-Person)
    Tuesday, September 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm
    899 S Plymouth Ct, mezzanine level

    Dennis McClendon's condo building's party room

    This is a placeholder for the 3rd quarter Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association meeting. This event description will be updated as the agenda is finalized, and if you have ideas for any quarterly meetings, please email CTPAofficers@googlegroups.com. You will also be able to attend this meeting via live-stream, and that separate event registration is forthcoming.

    There are several parking lots nearby on State Street and Wabash Avenue, and the cheapest options are generally found on SpotHero. The doorman will let you into the building, but in case someone is not there when you show up, you can also call the Party Room to be buzzed inside. If you registered for this event and can no longer attend it, please cancel your own registration on either the CTPA website's calendar or the WildApricot app.

    • 10 Dec 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 899 S Plymouth Ct. party room
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    CTPA Holiday Party
    Tuesday, December 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm
    899 S Plymouth Ct, mezzanine level

    Dennis McClendon's condo building's party room

    This is a placeholder for the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association holiday party. This event description will be updated as the agenda is finalized, and if you have ideas, please email CTPAofficers@googlegroups.com.

    There are several parking lots nearby on State Street and Wabash Avenue, and the cheapest options are generally found on SpotHero. The doorman will let you into the building, but in case someone is not there when you show up, you can also call the Party Room to be buzzed inside. If you registered for this event and can no longer attend it, please cancel your own registration on either the CTPA website's calendar or the WildApricot app.

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