Rahm Emanuel to Speak at Housewares Show; Exhibit Space Nearly SO
Feb 10, 2011
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Former Obama administration chief of staff and current Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel will be the featured speaker during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show.

The Chicago mayoral election is scheduled for Feb. 22, 2011, and

Emanuel's has held a significant lead in the poles throughout the campaign and is seen as the clear frontrunner in the election, making it likely that he will be the Chicago Mayor-Elect by the time he speaks at the March 8 Housewares Show breakfast.

Emanuel served as the White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama. He resigned in Oct. 1, 2010, to run for Mayor of Chicago following the announcement by Richard M. Daley that he will not seek another term. As Chief of Staff, Emanuel helped orchestrate the passage of milestone legislation including the Economic Recovery Act, Wall Street reform, and health care reform. Prior to his role in the administration, Emanuel served three terms as U.S. Congressman from Chicago’s 5th District.

In addition to Emanuel’s presentation, International Housewares Association Chairman Bruce Kaminstein, CEO of Casabella Holdings LLC., will briefly outline the Association’s accomplishments in the past year and its objectives for the future. Information on tickets for the Industry Breakfast is at:

Exhibit space at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show is nearly sold out, with 1900 exhibitors committed. This includes more than 400 first-time companies and exhibitors returning after a brief absence. The Housewares show takes place March 6-8, 2011, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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