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PRESS RELEASE: The Magnificent Mile Association Elects Richard "Rick" Simon Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

April 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                       February 10, 2016


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The Magnificent Mile® Association Elects Richard “Rick” Simon Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

CHICAGO, IL – The Magnificent Mile® Association elected Rick Simon Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors during the association’s Annual Meeting on February 9 at the Westin Michigan Avenue. A longtime leader in Chicago’s business community, Simon brings 50 years of experience in the hospitality and service industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick Simon as our new Vice Chairman,” says John McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Magnificent Mile Association. “Between his business acumen and his vast experience in non-profit leadership, I am excited to work closely with Rick during this decisive time in Chicago’s tourism industry.”

As an active contributor to Chicago’s business and tourism industry, Richard has served and currently serves on many prestigious boards. He has been an active member of The Magnificent Mile Association for five years. As a board member of our association, he has made significant contributions by (did he preside on a committee?). Simon currently serves on the boards of Gateway Green, Friends of the Park, The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association. Richard Simon has also been an active member of Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau since 1980. He also has served as their chairman and in various board positions throughout the years. Throughout his career, he has been recognized by his industry and peers with numerous awards and was named by Tradeshow Week as one of the most influential people in the trade show industry.

Simon is the president and CEO of Chicago-based United Service Companies. He has been with United Service Companies since its founding in 1965. He rose through the ranks to become its president and CEO in 1985. Under his leadership, United Service Companies has blossomed from a few small accounts in Chicago to thousands of accounts from Washington D.C. to Honolulu, Hawaii. His commitment and passion for service have made United Service Companies one of the fastest growing cleaning, staffing and security companies in the United States. In fact, United National Maintenance is now the largest cleaning contractor of trade shows, conventions and special events in the country.

The Magnificent Mile® Association
The Magnificent Mile® Association is a private, non-profit membership organization with a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing one of Chicago’s most unique, multi-use neighborhoods. In addition to international marketing and planning popular consumer programming year-round, the Association also serves its 750+ members with district planning and beautification and incomparable networking opportunities. Members include real estate properties, retail shops, hotels, restaurants, entertainment establishments, institutional and residential properties and various professional services. For more information, visit




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