HIGHLAND PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIPS TO CHINA AT EXCEPTIONAL PRICE Limited Availability – Initial Informational Meeting & Reception, March 3, 5:30pm

Residents from all communities, businesspeople, and civic leaders will have a rare opportunity to experience China’s centuries-old culture, customs and history - all at an incredibly low price - through the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming trips to China.  Following their overwhelmingly successful 2013 trip, a memorable 9-day journey is planned to four of China’s great cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, departing on October 10, returning on October 18, 2014.  As an exciting option, this year travelers may choose a second 9-day itinerary for the same dates, to Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an, the location of the historic Terra-Cotta Warriors.


The all-inclusive 4-city trip is offered at the extremely low price of only $2,899.  The cost includes: Round trip international airfare from ORD; 4 & 5-star hotels; three full meals a day; intra-city air and ground transportation; fluent English-speaking tour guides; luxury coaches, opportunities for shopping throughout the trip; and admission to all tours and attractions.   For those that choose the second trip itinerary, the cost is only an additional $500, and includes all of the same amenities. This chance of a lifetime trip is extremely desirable, and will have limited availability.  Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis; early sign-up is strongly encouraged. Trip prices are per person, based on double occupancy.


“The Chamber is the perfect organization to offer this delegation trip as an opportunity to educate our community on China’s incredible culture, expanding economy, and rich history,” says Ginny Glasner, Executive Director of the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. “I have personally experienced this amazing trip last year, and can tell you that the accommodations are first-class. We were treated as dignitaries representing America throughout the entire trip.” 


In addition to the cultural and tourist experience, there will be a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs to participate in a ‘Meet and Greet’, and learn about the potential of making business connections in China. “The HP Chamber trip to China allowed me to personally visit a factory that I wanted to begin using,” shares Sue Monhait, a participant in the 2013 trip, and owner of The Ribbon Print Company in Highland Park.  “This has been a huge win for both my business financially, and my customers in terms of product quality and pricing.  The relationship I now have with them would not have been possible without this trip.”


Doug and Laurel Hart were travelers on the Chamber’s 2013 trip. Doug Hart says, “This trip was awesome, an experience of a lifetime!  The accommodations were great.”  Laurel Hart adds, “It gave a real overview of China for people that had never been there before. I would absolutely refer this trip to my friends.”    


There will be an initial informational meeting, reception, and opportunity for registration, on Monday, March 3, at 5:30pm, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park.  Peter Liu of Citslinc International, the tour operator, will be present to answer questions and familiarize you with details of the trip. 


Upcoming informational meetings will be held at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, 5:30pm on:

Thursday, April 3, Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, June 12

RSVP’s appreciated.  Visit the Chamber website at www.chamberhp.com for additional information.

Dan Cox February 24, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Ya, go to China and learn how to be even more Socialist than you are now.
Dan Cox February 24, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Take our business to China and sell out for your own personal gain, forget about our economy, just sell out, like your Mom and Dad taught you to. Pathetic.
Puddinghead February 24, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Who are you talking to? Whose Mom & Dad? What socialists? What's wrong with the chamber offering an affordable trip to China for the residents of Highland Park? China does have a history & culture that predates communism.
Dan Cox February 24, 2014 at 08:46 PM
Did you read about the portion of the article that helps you to have China make your goods for sale back here? It is selling out. We need more people like the owner of Weather Guard Floor Liners. Made in America, by Americans in a factory made by Americans with American made materials. Is this concept foreign to you? China had a history before Communism... THEY ARE STILL COMMUNIST!
Puddinghead February 25, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Well duh. It would be great if all US businesses could use products made exclusively in the US with all US labor. But that isn't always available. In fact US exports to China have increased more than imports from China. I'm not an advocate of communism. But you Dan Cox use products every day that were invented by the Chinese...paper, gunpowder, compasses and porcelain to name a few. We can discuss the discoveries in the field of medicine & science if you want, those benefit you as well. There was a discovery in China that may interest you as a plumber...archeologists found a 2000 year old flushing toilet.
Dan Cox February 25, 2014 at 10:21 PM
Highland Park Boycotts the Arizona, over the deportation of Illegal Aliens but embraces a nation that is notorious for human rights violations, WHAT?
Dan Cox February 25, 2014 at 10:25 PM
The lone Chinese man, standing in front of a Tank at Tenamen Square... is still in my mind. Even though he was never seen again, after his arrest.
Jordan S. Zoot February 26, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Dan his name was Wang Dan and he has been seen NUMEROUS times since.
Puddinghead February 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM
He's in my mind too. But I see it differently. He's a Chinese citizen who grew up under communism but that doesn't make him a communist. Until you can prove with 100% surety that the items you use in the course of your business or buy for personal use are made exclusively in the USA and not from countries notorious for violating human rights, then stop holding other people to a standard you yourself don't live by. That would make you a sell out as well.
Dan Cox February 26, 2014 at 06:25 PM


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