Social Events

Thursday, November 14

Moving Through the Decades

Hosted by National Van Lines, Inc.

Buses Depart the hotel and head to NVL Headquarters at 10:30 am

National Van Lines agents are invited to participate in our “Moving Through the Decades” interactive event at the company’s suburban Chicago headquarters on Nov. 14.

Join us for the tour plus a Chicago-style-cuisine luncheon. Enjoy Windy City food faves deep-dish pizza, Italian beef, Portillo’s Famous Chocolate Cake, Eli’s Cheesecake and much more belly-busting fare.

To attend this historical event, make certain your travel arrangements have you arriving in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 13.


Thursday, November 14

Welcome Reception

Hosted by National Forwarding Co., Inc.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cocktail Reception


The opening reception, hosted by National Forwarding Co., Inc., will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel.

We know you want to take the time to get re-acquainted with your fellow agents and drivers, so this cocktail reception will be the perfect occasion!  You’ll have the opportunity to mix-and-mingle, have a great meal and relax after your travels.

Suggested attire – Dressy Casual


Friday, November 15

Blooze & Blues – House of Blues

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Nope. That’s not a misprint. We are, indeed, offering up the Blooze Brothers performing at the House of Blues. Join us for a night of fantastic dinner and phenomenal entertainment featuring Chicago’s most-requested and exciting tribute show. Elwood and Joliet Jake have gotten the band back together and are blasting out your soul and R&B favorites. Yowza! If you’ve never experienced the House of Blues, you’re in for a real treat. You won’t be singing the blues when you taste the House’s fabulous Southern-inspired recipes and enjoy their stellar service. Yum!

Suggested Attire – Casual


Saturday, November 16

Gala Awards Night

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner & Awards Presentation

9:30 pm – ? Dancing


Join us to recognize National Van Lines’ and National Forwarding Co. Inc.’s top performers.  This elegant banquet honors the best of the best with a formal awards ceremony, as well as the finest food and drink presented by the award-winning chefs at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel.  Prepare to honor top agents and drivers, enjoy the feast and then dance the night away.

Formal Attire – Black Tie (cocktail dress/gown or dressy pant suit for women, dark suit or tuxedo for gentlemen)