2016 Summer Olympic Decision Day

October 02, 2009

chicago-illinoisYou probably remember well where you were on September 11, 2001, when you first heard of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers. Depending on your age (we won’t ask), you may also remember exactly where you were to watch the moon landing, or maybe you remember the place where you heard the news of President Kennedy’s assassination.  A Chicagoan may remember today in a better way as the seemingly inevitable Olympic announcement.

So today’s big question: Where will you be when you hear that Chicago got the Olympics?  We don’t mean to jump the gun, but the folks at Oddschecker think the 2016 Olympic Games are coming here, and we’re running with it. President Obama helped give Chicago the final push hoped to give the city the 2016 Summer Olympics early this morning in Copenhagen, which for reasons unknown to us, should help Chicago’s bid.

If you want to be somewhere actually broadcasting the announcement, the Chicago Tribune provides a list of locations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games . In some places, festivities start as early as 9 a.m. in preparation for the 11:30 a.m. presentation by the IOC.   Skip out of the office for the live 11:30 AM local announcement set for today and help celebrate should Chicago win.  ESPN radio is broadcasting live with many other local and national news outlets waiting to hear if Chicago and beat it’s reported rival Rio de Janeiro, the purported top contender.

Of course, you can count on those of us at Chicagoland Real Estate Forum to break the news as well, just as we report on Chicago’s real estate news every day. Stay tuned.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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