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Chicago Corporations Team on Developing Best Practices for Reopening

Aon, with U.S. headquarters in Chicago, is leading a coalition of major Chicago corporations to draw up safe standards for restarting the city’s economy from the coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Tribune reported. The goal is to create best practices for companies and communities to function, as isolation measures are being eased while development of a vaccine is still in the future.

The coalition includes some of the Chicago area’s biggest and best-known companies, such as McDonald’s, United Airlines, Walgreens, Allstate, Hyatt Hotels and Exelon, along with JLL and Sterling Bay.

“There is zero playbook that exists,” said Aon’s Bridget Gainer. “As the economy begins to open up, we have the opportunity as a business community to step up and work together. More information is going to make that recovery stronger and faster.”

The group is working in consultation with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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