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                                 Top 10 Green Driving Tips
                                     by Jamie Page Deaton -

  There are lots of ways to stay on a budget. Clipping                      environment. Better fuel economy means less pollution
  coupons and waiting for sales are good ways to stretch                    emitted by cars and less dependence on foreign sources
  your dollar, but let’s face it: Gas will likely never go on sale.         of oil. That’s why these driving tips are doubly green:
  While some stations offer gas coupons or promotions,                      green for the planet and green in your wallet. Find out
  they’re usually too small to really make a dent in anyone’s               more on the next page.
  driving budget. If
  gas       stations                                                        Green Driving Tip 10: The Junk in Your Trunk
  aren’t going to
  put gas on sale,                                                          Your car burns gas for energy. It’s food for theengine,
  you’ll have to.                                                           which is what makes the car run. The more work the car
                                                                            has to do, the more energy it needs. It’s sort of like how a
  No, that doesn’t                                                          marathoner needs to eat a lot more than a couch potato
  mean you need to                                                          (though couch potatoes may beg to differ). This principle
  start selling gas at                                                      is already pretty clear to most people. It’s why large SUVs
  a discount. But by                                                        have worse gas mileage than small cars. The added
  modifying some
  of your driving                                                                                                       (continued next page)
  habits, you can increase your fuel efficiency and use less
  gas, bringing the cost down. So how much can you save?
  With the simple green driving tips we’ve compiled here,
  you could increase your fuel economy (and savings) by
  up to 47 percent. And if you want to decrease your fuel                      Contents                          Page
  consumption even more, you can make some of the
                                                                               Bastille Day Party                 7
  lifestyle changes that we’ve also listed.
                                                                               US Airways News                    10
  The other benefit of cutting back on gas? It’s better for the                ITA Party                          12
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                                                                               Alitalia News                      15
                                                                               Crazy Airport Runways              16
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  weight of the SUV makes the car work harder.                                       contact with the road, which means they encounter less
                                                                                     friction, so the engine doesn’t have to work as hard to
  No matter what kind of car you drive, eliminating weight                           move the car.
  can go a long way toward increasing your car’s fuel
  efficiency. Now, before you take                                                                        To find out how much air should be
  a chainsaw to the bumper, there                                                                         in your tires, check your owners’
  are probably less drastic steps you                                                                     manual, or the inside of the driver’s
  can take. Have a ski or bike rack                                                                       door (where the latch is). Most cars
  on your car? Unless you’re on your                                                                      have a sticker there that explains the
  way to a ski trip or bike ride, take it                                                                 optimal amount of air for the tires. The
  off. That unused rack adds weight                                                                       Environmental Protection Agency
  and wind resistance. And if you’re                                                                      (EPA) estimates that properly inflating
  like most people, you probably                                                                          your tires can increase fuel efficiency
  have some junk in your trunk.                                                                           by 3 percent [source: fueleconomy.
  Clean it out. Sports equipment,                                                                         gov].
  strollers, gym bags and rock salt
  left over from winter driving are                                                                        If you want to get even more efficient,
  all hurting your fuel economy. The                                                                       you can switch from regular tires
  EPA estimates that for every extra                                                                       to low rolling resistance tires. Low
  100 pounds your car caries, it loses 2 percent in fuel                             rolling resistance tires are harder than regular tires,
  economy, so just by cleaning up your act, you can start                            so they encounter even less friction.
  on the road to saving [source:].                                   reports that using low rolling resistance tires can lead to a
                                                                                     6 percent increase in fuel economy [source: Treehugger.
  Read on to find tips that can increase your car’s fuel                             com]. There are some downsides to the tires, however.
  economy by a lot more than 2 percent.                                              They’re a lot harder than regular tires, so your car’s ride
                                                                                     and handling may suffer. Also, don’t run out and buy
  Green Driving Tip Nine: Your Wallet is Riding on Your                              low rolling resistance tires unless you were planning on
  Tires                                                                              replacing your tires anyway. The savings in fuel won’t
  The weight your car is carrying around isn’t the only                              offset the cost of new tires. Wait until you need new tires
  thing that can affect your fuel economy. Your tires can,                           before getting them. Finally, work with your mechanic or
  too. Proper tire maintenance is an often overlooked way                            tire shop to find the proper low rolling resistance tires for
  to increase your fuel economy. The easiest way to use                              your car.
  your tires to save money is to make sure they’re properly
  inflated. Tires that are underinflated negatively affect                           Now that you’ve cleaned out your car and checked the
  fuel efficiency. Imagine trying to roll a bean bag up a hill.                      tires, it’s time to hit the road. Read on to find out how you
  It would take a lot of energy because it droops all over                           can change the way you drive to save gas.
  everything. In contrast, it’s easy to roll a well-inflated
  ball up a hill. Like a ball, properly inflated tires have less                     Green Driving Tip Eight: Limit Your Need for Speed
                                                                                     One of the best ways to improve your fuel economy is
                                                                                     to change the way you drive. Speeding, accelerating
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  cars and energy, you’re talking gas. You can use less           One side effect is that as the car runs, it will smell like
  energy to overcome inertia if you do it slowly. What would      whatever type of oil was used to power it. Biodiesel cars
  make you more tired: pulling a heavy wagon slowly               can give you a mean french fry craving that way.
  from a stop to an all-out run, or pulling the same wagon
  immediately to a sprint? Pulling the wagon slowly lets          Biodiesel has the benefit of being largely free or low-cost
  you build momentum to help overcome inertia, using              (if you have access to large quantities of grease or cooking
  less energy. In your car, you should accelerate slowly          oil) and renewable, since plant oils can be replenished
  from stops, allowing the car’s momentum to help it              by growing more plants and animal oils are a by-product
  accelerate.                                                     of food production. There are downsides, though. There
                                                                  isn’t as much energy in these oils as there is in petroleum-
  Once the car is in motion, you should try to preserve           based oils like gasoline or diesel, so mileage is lower.
  that momentum by avoiding situations where it can be            Also, there isn’t a biodiesel infrastructure in place. If you
  lost. Say you’re driving down the road and see a light          want this kind of fuel, you’ll often have to make it yourself.
  up ahead turn from yellow to red.                                                     There are kits that help you do it, but
  Rather than keep your foot on the                                                     it’s a lot of work.
  gas and brake at the last second,
  you should take your foot off the                                                   A second and more practical gas
  gas and slowly approach the light.                                                  alternative is ethanol. Ethanol is
  Not only will coasting save gas, but                                                fuel made from plant material like
  you might not even have to come                                                     corn or wood pulp. It’s essentially
  to a full stop before the light turns                                               alcohol with a little bit of gasoline
  green again, meaning that your car                                                  mixed in. Not every car engine can
  will have to overcome much less                                                     run on ethanol. General Motors has
  inertia to get going.                                                               several models it designates as flex
                                                                                      fuel capable. That is, those models
  The speed at which you drive                                                        can run either on gasoline or ethanol.
  on the highway, where stopping                                                      Ethanol is also becoming available at
  and starting aren’t likely to be a problem, also impacts        a number of gas stations across the country, making it
  your fuel efficiency. The EPA says that most cars run at        more practical than biodiesel.
  maximum efficiency at 60 miles per hour, and every five
  mph over 60 decreases efficiency by 6 percent. So on            Since ethanol is made from plants, it’s a renewable
  your next road trip, slow down. You’ll make up the time by      resource. It can also be produced in the U.S., which
  not having to stop for gas as often.                            protects the economy from global forces. There are a
                                                                  number of downsides to ethanol, however. It takes a lot of
  Next time you’re driving around and smell some delicious        energy to produce. Because it picks up impurities when
  fried food, don’t look for a restaurant as the source. Some     it travels by pipe, ethanol must be transported by truck
  alternative fuels are going green, but smell golden brown.      and barge -- which is expensive. Finally, so many farmers
  Read on to find out more.                                       have sold their crops to ethanol producers that it has
                                                                  contributed to the rise of food prices across the world.
  Green Driving Tip Seven: Want fries with that
  alternative fuel?                                               Like gasoline, there are downsides to using ethanol as
  Most people exercise to burn off fat, which is excess           fuel. But while a large-scale switch to ethanol may not
  energy stored on the body. With obesity rates in the U.S.       be ideal, ethanol is one way individual drivers can go
  rising, one thing we have plenty of is fat, and it turns out    green and be a part of the overall solution to conserving
  you can run your car on it.                                     resources and easing pollution.

  Now, before you hook up your car to your hips, it’s not that    Green Driving Tip Six: Time to trade in for a more
  simple. Alternative fuels, like biodiesel, allow an engine      efficient car?
  to run off of natural, renewable fuel sources like plant or     If you’re really serious about driving greener, you can get
  animal oils. These oils, like peanut or vegetable oil, or       a more fuel-efficient car. Like switching from a large SUV
  even leftover french fry grease, have to undergo some           like the Chevrolet Tahoe, which has an EPA-estimated
  processing to turn their fat into energy an engine can use,
  but once they do, they can power a regular diesel engine.                                               (continued next page)

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  combined gas mileage of 16 mpg, to a small car like the        sure you get home.
  Honda Fit, which has an EPA-estimated combined gas
  mileage of 30 mpg.                                             Car pooling isn’t just a good way to drive green and break
                                                                 up a lonely commute; it’s a good way to save a lot of
  You can also go much greener and consider getting a            money. By alternating driving days with another driver,
  gas-electric hybrid car. The Toyota Prius has an EPA-          you’ll cut your gas costs by half. And by not driving your
  estimated combined gas                                                                     car as much, you’ll save on
  mileage of 46 mpg. That                                                                    routine maintenance. Driving
  means switching from                                                                       only half as much will also slow
  the Tahoe to the Prius                                                                     the rate you put miles on your
  could save you nearly six                                                                  car, helping its resale value.
  gallons of gas per week.
  The Prius’ gas mileage                                                                    Want to spend even less time
  is so high because its                                                                    on the road and less money on
  gasoline engine can be                                                                    owning a car? Keep reading to
  shut off at low speeds or                                                                 learn about the benefits of car
  in stop and go traffic. In                                                                sharing.
  those situations, the car
  is powered by an electric                                                                  Green Driving Tip Four: (Car)
  motor, which means no                                                                      Sharing is Caring
  gas is used and no pollutants are emitted.                     Car sharing is another way to drive green that’s gaining in
                                                                 popularity, especially in urban areas. People who may not
  Not ready to buy a new car? How about sharing the car          drive every day but still want a car to run errands or drive
  you have? Keep reading to learn about the green benefits       on weekends benefit most from car sharing. Car sharing
  of car pooling.                                                is usually run by a service like Zipcar, though there are
                                                                 nonprofit and informal car sharing services. Members pay
  Green Driving Tip Five: Car Pooling                            a monthly fee and have access to an entire fleet of cars
  If you really want to cut down on your fuel usage, car         when they need one. The cars are parked in designated
  pooling is a great way to do it. When two (or more) people     spots around the city, so members only need to make a
  buddy up and ride together, the number of cars on the          reservation, and then go to the designated pickup spot.
  road drops and gas is saved. It’s that simple.
                                                                 Car sharing has major environmental benefits because it
  A number of cities and towns have car pooling resources.       lessens the number of cars on the road. Members don’t
  Some heavily congested areas use High Occupancy                drive just because they have a car. They plan trips, and
  Vehicle (HOV) lanes to encourage carpooling. HOV lanes         if they don’t need a car, they don’t use one. Still, a car is
  are lanes set aside for cars that carry a certain number of    available to them if they need to make a big trip to the
  people. Get in the lane with fewer people in your car, and     grocery store, pick someone up at the airport or if they
  you’ll get a ticket. Since most people drive by themselves,    want to go to the beach for the day. Members also benefit
  HOV lanes have fewer cars and less traffic. Car poolers        by having access to a car without any of the headaches
  benefit by saving time, while the cities they’re in benefit    of ownership. They usually don’t have to pay for gas,
  by having fewer cars on the road and less pollution.           insurance or maintenance, and the monthly membership
                                                                 fee is less than a typical car payment. So if you really
  Ride sharing is another car pooling resource many areas        want to go green but aren’t ready to totally give up a car
  have. Ride sharing is a formal program that matches            yet, car sharing may be the way to go.
  interested car poolers together. That can be a big help,
  since you may not live near anyone you work with.              If you still need to get around, but want to go even greener
  Ride sharing programs also sometimes provide central           than sharing a car, share a bus! On the next page, you’ll
  locations for picking up and dropping off car poolers, so      learn about the green benefits of mass transit.
  time isn’t spent driving to all the participants’ houses.
  Some programs also provide help if car pooling plans fall
  through. For example, if the person you rode into work
  with gets sick and leaves early (or if you get sick and
  have to leave early), a ride sharing program will make                                                (continued next page)

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  Green Driving Tip Three: Another One Rides the Bus               switched its workers to a four-day week and expects to
                                                                   save $250,000 this year on energy costs alone [source:
  Whether you own a car, use a car sharing service, or   ]. The state of West Virginia is also considering
  don’t drive at all, mass transit is a great way to get around    making the switch for its workers.
  while staying green. If two people car pooling removes
  one car from the road, the benefits are even greater when        So you want to go down to four days a week? How do
  30 people ride a bus and eliminate all their cars from           you get your boss to agree? Before you even talk to
  the streets. The benefits really add up when you think           your boss, come up with a plan that shows how a four-
  of the hundreds of people on one train. Not only does            day week will benefit the company. Talk to your human
  mass transit ease congestion, it reduces pollution. It also      resources department to see if your company offers
  encourages green development                                                         flexible schedules. Be prepared to
  by promoting greater population                                                      have a trial period. Finally, make
  density around subway stations                                                       sure your productivity doesn’t drop
  and major bus lines.                                                                 off, and be willing to put in 10-hour
                                                                                       days when you’re at work.
  There’s also an economic benefit to
  the riders. Take a typical commuter                                                   What’s even better than an extra
  in the Washington D.C. area.                                                          day of not commuting? How about
  Commuting from suburb to suburb,                                                      not commuting at all? Read on to
  he or she spends roughly $35 a week                                                   see how telecommuting may be the
  on gas, plus an additional $12.50 a                                                   best green driving tip there is.
  week on tolls (not to mention wear
  and tear on the car). That works out to about $9.50 a day        Green Driving Tip One: Telecommuting
  in commuting costs. The local Metro Bus costs only $1 a          If taking one day off from commuting per week is a good
  ride, which means he or she would save $5.50 a day, or           thing, taking five days off is even better. Telecommuting,
  $27.50 a week. Plus, the metro bus can use HOV lanes,            or working from home, is growing in popularity. While
  allowing a commuter to save traffic frustration and glide        not every job advocates telecommuting (you probably
  by, relaxing with a book. The benefits are even greater          wouldn’t want your dentist to do it), many workers can do
  for workers who have to pay for parking. Look into mass          their jobs with just a computer and a high-speed Internet
  transit options in your area to see how much you could           connection.
                                                                   There are a number of different approaches to working
  Want to save even more? Go green by going to work                from home. Some workers do it full-time, while others
  less. It’s not laziness. Staying home can help the               do it a few days a week per month. It’s easy to think
  environment.                                                     of telecommuters goofing off at home in their pajamas
                                                                   while everyone else is hard at work, but a number of
  Green Driving Tip Two: The Four-day Workweek                     companies have found that telecommuters actually are
  It’s likely that most of your time driving is spent going to     more productive than office workers because they have
  and from work. One way to ease congestion, pollution             fewer interruptions and less stress [source: The TeleWork
  and the amount of gas you use is to go to work only four         Coalition].
  days a week. We’re not advocating skipping. The four-
  day workweek is a movement that’s growing so much                The savings of telecommuting are potentially huge.
  that some state governments are considering it for their         Even if people who are able to telecommute did so less
  workers.                                                         than two days a week, 1.35 billion gallons of fuel could
                                                                   be could be saved [source: Green Car Congress]. The
  In a four-day workweek, instead of working eight hours a         potential savings to businesses is great too: They would
  day, five days a week, you work ten hours a day, four days       have lower energy costs and happier workers and have to
  a week. The time at work and the amount of work you get          supply less office space. Best of all, because less energy
  done stays the same, but with one day less at the office,        would be used powering offices and less gas would be
  your commuting costs and pollution go down 20 percent.           used commuting, the environmental benefits would be
  Companies could save money by having four-day weeks,             enormous. The benefits of telecommuting show that the
  too -- their energy bills would be lower because their           best green driving tip is not to drive at all.
  electricity consumption would be less. Marion County, Fl.,

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    UAL Posts
              Loss On Fuel,
     Ramps Up Downsizing
  Reuters July 22, 2008 - United Airlines parent, UAL, on Tuesday
  posted a steep quarterly loss on high fuel prices and said it
  would eliminate nearly 13 percent of its work force as part of a
  major downsizing.

  The job cuts as well as a new target for capacity reductions
  are consistent with a trend among US airlines to shrink their
  businesses in hopes of offsetting their fuel bills. Jet fuel
  prices have risen
  alongside crude oil,
  which touched a
  record high above
  USD$147 a barrel
  this month.

  “Our industry is
  challenged       as
  never before by the
  unrelenting price of
  oil, and United is
  taking aggressive
  action to offset
  unprecedented fuel
  costs and to strengthen the competitiveness of our business,”
  Glenn Tilton, UAL chief executive, said in a statement.

  UAL said it will reduce is fourth-quarter mainline domestic
  capacity by up to 16.5 percent, retire its entire Boeing 737 fleet
  and six Boeing 747s, and reduce its work force by 7,000 jobs
  by the end of 2009. All the major US airlines have unveiled
  similar capacity cuts.

  UAL said its second-quarter net loss amounted to USD$2.73
  billion, compared with profit of USD$274 million a year earlier.

  UAL took a USD$2.6 billion charge against second-quarter
  earnings, including a USD$2.3 billion write-down for the
  impairment of goodwill. Other airlines, such as US Airways,
  also have taken hefty charges related to the writing off of

  UAL said operating revenue increased by 3 percent in the
  quarter to USD$5.37 billion. The company paid USD$1.85
  billion for fuel, an increase of 53.2 percent.

  The company ended the quarter with an unrestricted cash
  balance of USD$2.9 billion and a restricted cash balance of
  USD$655 million.

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                            France’s Bastille Day Party
  The Air France Bastille Day Party began in 1983 with          move it to their new location in Rosemont. This was
  a kegger and a Weber. It was inspired by a BA DTW             really upscale but our idea was a free party and theirs
  party and first christened the Bastille Day BBQ. Some         was a revenue we parted company after
  fifty people were invited to the old AF warehouse in the      2 years.
  Continental building. It was raining with thunderstorms
  prowelling the area. However, once the O'hare Chaplain,       Off to the old Hamilton House on Thorndale and I355
  Father Jaminki (sic) arrived at 5pm, the skies cleared.       (now the xxxxxxx). This was far and away our biggest
  The O'Hare Chaplin has always been the only guest who         turnout easily surpassing 1000 people. The hotel ran
                                   is actually invited.         out of everything edible or potable that night.

                                  The Bastille Day party        Next stop.......Busse
                                  was conceived as an in-       Woods forest pre-
                                  dustry open house rather      serve. We couldnt
                                  than a French event. We       find anyplace big enough to hold us. But soon we had
                                  held traditional waiters'     our own warehouse in South Cargo and in 1992, Bas-
                                  races in the early days.      tille Day came back to the airport. In the early 90's, our
                                  The event rapidly grew.       budget was cut. We had no money to stage the event.
                                  For years it began at 5       So, we went to our vendors and customers and asked for
                                  and never had an ending       cash donations. We raised enough money to keep the
                                  time.     Consequently, it    party going each year until our budget was restored.
                                  became impossible to do       .As many guests have stated over the years........"this is
                                  any business at the Con-      the only chance i have to see my old buddies in the in-
                                  tinental Cargo Bldg due       dustry".
                                  to the congestion. Ru-
                                  mor had it that "Butch",       And as we all age and move on, it is gratifying to see
                                  the CO Bldg mgr, was          that the younger generation is willing to embrace our idea
                                  always "off" on that day      of fun.
  to avoid the hassles. Truckers blocked in traffic would
  park their rigs and come over for a brat!!                    Twenty five years of memories........never rained out/
                                                                postponed once/ never an altercation/ attended by over
  Each year we added something new.........a DJ, then           15000 customers/ colleagues/ competitors/ vendors and
  a band. Some new food items. Hired people to cook.            friends from all over the world.
  Held Waiters' races .......a raffle. Pretty soon the event
  outgrew its venue (we were asked to leave!!). The air         Thanks to the O'Hare Cargo Community for making it all
  freight industries largest "block party" left the airport!    possible !!

  The new Sofitel had heard of our party and asked us to             Photos from Event on Next Page!

                                                                    Community Center
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                  Photos from
                  Bastille Day

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  US Airways Expects Second-Quarter Charges
  US Airways said on Monday it expects to report a second-quarter non-cash accounting charge of USD$622 million to
  write off goodwill.

  In a regulatory filing, US Airways
  said the charge is the result of a
  goodwill impairment test it car-
  ried out due to record fuel prices
  that have hurt its business.

  The company also said it expects to record a non-cash accounting charge of USD$18 million in the second quarter
  related to a decline in fair market value of spare parts associated with its Boeing 737 fleet.

  US Airways said it will record more accounting charges in future quarters related to capacity reductions, including
  severance and costs associated with fleet reductions. It said it is currently unable to estimate the amount and timing of
  the charges.

  On June 12, US Airways said it would reduce its work force by 1,700, cut more capacity than planned and introduce
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  Consumer victory: Spirit reverses its “web convenience fee”
  Air travelers have been taking a number of hits lately, but one of the most egregious was Spirit’s recent “web conve-
  nience fee,” whereby they charged an extra $10 for booking a roundtrip ticket online.

  For roughly a week, Spirit was charging a $5 "convenience" fee to all bookings
  except those made at Spirit's airport locations. It seems the fee wasn't so conve-
  nient after all, at least not for Spirit, because the airline dropped it early on July 22.
  Finally, some good news!

  Apparently the fee was hurting demand for tickets, and considering the policy
  affected nearly all of its customers, I would imagine the "hurt" was pretty painful.
  Whatever the case, Spirit gave up an easy $5 on most of its sales, so I imagine
  the fallout was significant.

  Is this a ray of hope for passengers? Possibly—it's a glimmer at the very least,
  and a reminder that, to a certain extent, customers wield a fair amount of power over the airlines. Without customers,
  airlines like Spirit have no business, plain and simple. Sure, we need the airlines so we can travel where we'd like, but
  it doesn't mean we have to swallow every new fee the industry tries to feed us. We can speak with our wallets.

  So I applaud customers who didn’t accept the $5 fee, and I also applaud Spirit for having the common sense
  to eliminate its “convenience” charge. Both the airline and its passengers are clearly better off without it.

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    Tel: 773/725-1106                                      Fax: 773/725-2294


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                                                 Invite you to a special:
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                              INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SOCIAL
                               CRUISE & FIREWORKS DISPLAY

                             Enjoy three hours of fun, great food, lively DJ entertainment, and international
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                             Explore all four decks of the ship; dance to the music or simply watch the beautiful
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                                                    NAVY PIER
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                           $80 per person; $75 for two or more – in advance, please.
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     Tel: 773/725-1106                                                 Fax: 773/725-2294
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      A reservation is an obligation to pay: reservations not canceled 48 hours prior to the meeting will be billed.

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                                                                  Community Center
  Matt McInerney is now the vice president of global              desire to improve our employee benefits enable all of us to
  sales. McInerney began his career at Phoenix as an              sleep at night”, said Rambaud. Buckley provided Phoenix
                                   operations clerk in 1996,      with outside legal
                                   before moving to Italy         counsel before joining
                                   for three years of route       the company as HR
                                   development         sales.     director in 2000.
                                   McInerney then served          In 2004 she was
                                   as the Chicago sales           promoted to general
                                   manager until his 2007         counsel and director
                                   move to run Phoenix’s          of human resources,
                                   New York and New Jersey        and         appointed
                                   offices. His most recent       corporate secretary
  role was that of northeast regional manager. “My objective      by Phoenix’s board
  is to create accountability, goals, and clear expectations      of directors. “My
  all throughout the Phoenix global sales infrastructure. I       objectives are to continue to make the HR department
  will work closely with our branch, country, and regional        evolve to meet the needs of our growing population and
  managers to identify, motivate, and nurture sales talent,       continue to make Phoenix an employer of choice. We have
  help them focus on company objectives, and implement            been growing a Phoenix culture that has contributed to
  uniform systems of measurement to track our progress”,          business results. Specifically, our US turnover has been
  said McInerney.                                                 cut in half since 2000 and we were recently recognized
                                                                  by Crain's Chicago as one of the best places to work in
  Drew Felling was promoted to vice president of marketing        Chicago”, said Buckley.
  and development. Felling joined Phoenix in 1995 as a
  sales representative in its St. Louis office. After being
  promoted to St. Louis sales manager, Felling then served
  as the corporate director of marketing for nine years. “Drew
  has worked hard over the years to create standards with
  regards to our sales force and our image. I look forward
  to Matt and Drew accomplishing wonders in designing
  products focusing on trade lanes and impacting our
  growth worldwide”, said Phoenix’s president and CEO,
  Stephane Rambaud.

  Tom Sweet is now the vice president of overseas
  development. Sweet’s first position at Phoenix was as
  an operations clerk in 1990, before gaining invaluable
  experience in sales, air export and branch management
  capacities. He was promoted to director of overseas
  development in 1998. “I am very excited about this
  promotion and the challenges that lay ahead. The agent
  network is one of the growth engines that will enable
  Phoenix to reach the one billion dollar revenue goal in
  2009. I feel honored to work for such a fine company
  and be responsible for such an important group”, said

  “Last but not least, Lori Buckley will now be general
  counsel and vice president of human resources. Lori is
  an extremely important part of the management of this
  company. Her work ethic, legal strength and constant

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               An open letter to all airline

              Last week, crude oil hit an all-time high of $146, and the skyrocketing cost of fuel is
              impacting our customers, our employees, the communities we serve, and the economy as
              a whole. United, and the majority of other major U.S. airlines, are asking our most loyal
              customers to join us in pushing for legislation to add more transparency and disclosure in
              the oil markets. Please see the attached open letter from the leaders of the U.S. airline

                An Open letter to All Airline Customers:

                Our country is facing a possible sharp economic downturn because of skyrocketing oil and
                fuel prices, but by pulling together, we can all do something to help now.

                For airlines, ultra-expensive fuel means thousands of lost jobs and severe reductions in air
                service to both large and small communities. To the broader economy, oil prices mean
                slower activity and widespread economic pain. This pain can be alleviated, and that is why
                we are taking the extraordinary step of writing this joint letter to our customers. Since high oil
                prices are partly a response to normal market forces, the nation needs to focus on
                increased energy supplies and conservation. However, there is another side to this story
                because normal market forces are being dangerously amplified by poorly regulated market

                Twenty years ago, 21 percent of oil contracts were purchased by speculators who trade oil
                on paper with no intention of ever taking delivery. Today, oil speculators purchase 66
                percent of all oil futures contracts, and that reflects just the transactions that are known.
                Speculators buy up large amounts of oil and then sell it to each other again and again. A
                barrel of oil may trade 20-plus times before it is delivered and used; the price goes up with
                each trade and consumers pick up the final tab. Some market experts estimate that current
                prices reflect as much as $30 to $60 per barrel in unnecessary speculative costs.

                Over seventy years ago, Congress established regulations to control excessive, largely
                unchecked market speculation and manipulation. However, over the past two decades,
                these regulatory limits have been weakened or removed. We believe that restoring and
                enforcing these limits, along with several other modest measures, will provide more
                disclosure, transparency and sound market oversight. Together, these reforms will help cool
                the over-heated oil market and permit the economy to prosper.

                The nation needs to pull together to reform the oil markets and solve this growing problem.

                We need your help. Get more information and contact Congress by visiting

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                                                                  Community Center
  Italy Close To Solution For Alitalia
  Italy is close to finding a solution to rescue near-bankrupt   He has previously said the so-called "Marzano" law would
  airline Alitalia, Industry Minister Claudio Scajola said on    need to be modified if it were to be applied to Alitalia.
  Wednesday, without ruling out the
  possibility of placing it in extraordi-                                                Extraordinary administration is a
  nary administration.                                                                   form of bankruptcy protection for
                                                                                         troubled firms in which a special
  "I think that a solution is near that                                                  administrator is appointed by the
  will be able to relaunch a company                                                     government to run the company.
  with Italian capital," Scajola said,                                                   The Marzano law regulates such
  adding it would be "significant, use-                                                  special administrations.
  ful" for Italy as a whole.
                                                                                         Last week, two investors, Luxem-
  Asked whether Italy would place the                                                    bourg-based private equity firm
  state-controlled carrier in extraordi-                                                 Equinox and holding company
  nary administration, Scajola said:                                                     Miro Radici Finance, voiced inter-
  "The instruments still must be de-                                                     est in Alitalia's cargo assets.
                                                                 In cargo, Alitalia employs a fleet of five MD-11 freighters.
  Alitalia was put up for sale at the start of 2007 by the       The airline has 179 aircraft in total.
  previous government but attempts to find a buyer for the
  state's 49.9 percent stake failed.

  Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government embarked
  on the latest effort when it took office in May.

  It picked Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo as sale adviser and
  Berlusconi has consistently said he would find an Italian
  buyer for the airline. Its combative unions helped scupper
  a deal earlier this year with Air France-KLM.

  Italian newspapers have carried speculative reports about
  what a future Alitalia will look like.

  La Stampa daily reported on Wednesday Intesa San-
  paolo is aiming for a merger with a domestic player and
  then "a maxi-alliance with... Lufthansa or Air France-KLM
  or British Airways."                                                        You can now
  La Repubblica reported that, given the likelihood of job                   browse or post
  cuts, the government might delay any showdown with
  unions until the start of September to avoid strikes over                job listings on the
  the busy summer travel season.                                             IACAC website!
  In a sign that a move towards extraordinary administra-
  tion may not be imminent, Scajola said he did not believe
  the cabinet would review the law governing such opera-
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                                                                   Community Center
  Airline Industry Wants Feds to Tap National Oil Reserve
  WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. government
  should tap the national                                                             Others have said a release would be
  petroleum reserve to                                                                only a temporary fix and could slow
  relieve ailing airlines                                                             the momentum for alternative fuels like
  that have been stung                                                                second-generation biofuels made from
  by soaring oil prices,                                                              substances other than corn.
  the industry's leading
  trade group told law-                                                               So far, the White House has refused
  makers on Wednes-                                                                   requests to tap the emergency stock-
  day.                                                                                pile, saying the reserve's 706 million
                                                                                      barrels of oil are intended only for
  "History shows us                                                                   severe supply disruptions.
  that even a temporary
  increase in supply will                                                         The stockpile, which was created by
  immediately lower oil                                                           Congress in the mid-1970s after the
  prices," James May,                                                             Arab oil embargo, holds oil at four un-
  president and chief executive of the Air Transport Asso-        derground storage sites in Texas and Louisiana.
  ciation, told the House of Representatives Select Com-
  mittee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

  Three major U.S. airlines reported second-quarter
  losses on Tuesday of more than $3.3 billion, blaming
  skyrocketing fuel costs.

  May testified as the House is expected to vote Thursday
  on legislation to release millions of barrels of light sweet
  crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and
  swap it with heavy sour crude in an effort to calm the

  The government has tapped the SPR before to control
  prices, notably after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 shut oil
  output from the Gulf of Mexico.

  May said the U.S. economy is now suffering more from
  high oil prices than it did during Katrina. Oil was trading
  at about $127 a barrel Wednesday after hitting $147 per
  barrel earlier in the month. It cost about $70 a barrel in
  late 2005.

  Airlines have also been lobbying for Congress to crack
  down on speculation on oil markets which they blame
  for pushing up prices.

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                                                     – Tim O’Donnell of GCG Financial, Inc.
       The family business - the bedrock of the American                              2. How would you support yourself if you chose to
       economy - rarely survives the transition from one                                 walk away from the business in “X” years?
       generation to another. Possible reasons are many,
       yet any working list will reflect an underlying                                The variable “X” might relate to a general age or a
       problem: dealing with transition issues often leads to                         specific year. This line of questioning focuses on
       a plethora of other problems that many families                                choosing to leave, rather than the potentially
       simply prefer to avoid.                                                        unsettling consideration of early death or retirement
                                                                                      due to disability.
       When you think about it, the problems a business
                                                                                      3. After your death, what responsibilities do you
       must overcome to survive beyond one generation are
       indeed formidable. A short list might include                                  see your children having in the business?
       psychological factors affecting the founder, dealing                           Do any or all of them take the reins? If so, who will
       with children, sibling rivalry, and external forces                            lead? If not, how will the business be sold? The only
       such as competition.                                                           way to find answers to these questions is to talk
                                                                                      honestly with your children.
       Let’s add dimension to our picture by considering a
                                                                                      By focusing on how the business will run after the
       specific problem: the “lifecycle phenomena.” The
                                                                                      owner’s departure rather than on succession,
       lifecycle of a business is inevitably tied to the
                                                                                      strategies can be developed in a way that is more
       lifecycle of its founder. As the founder ages,
                                                                                      comfortable for all parties.
       inevitably a slowdown occurs. The reduction in
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                                Flight Cuts Pile Up for LAX
  Los Angeles International is facing a big hit to its flight     that cuts at LAX are piling up faster than at other "so-called
  schedules as airlines cut flights and reduce capacity           international gateway airports," such as New York JFK, San
  there in response to soaring fuel costs. The Daily Breeze       Francisco, Miami and Seattle. Jack Kyser, chief economist
  of Torrance, Calif., writes the spike in fuel has "prompted     of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.,
  the airlines to use smaller jets, cut routes and increase       suggests         facilities
  ticket prices, leading to a reduction of more than 1,900        could play a role.
  weekly takeoffs and landings at LAX by late fall, according     "It's not that L.A. has
  to scheduling data released Friday by Atlanta-based             become less popular,
  Innovata, one of two airline industry databases." That’s        but I think a lot of
  a 16.4% drop in flights when compared with the same             airlines are avoiding
  period a year earlier, according to Innovata.                   LAX because the
                                                                  facilities are viewed as
  The Daily Breeze says Innovata's data shows American,           old and unattractive,"
  United and Delta -– three of LAX's four top carriers -–         Kyser says to the
  "have announced the most significant flight reductions          Daily Breeze.
  at the airport." Despite the cutbacks, however, LAX
  spokeswoman Nancy Castles tells the Daily Breeze that           Regardless of the reason, there was more bad news for
  "the current picture is mixed. Domestic flights are declining   LAX on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Times (free registration)
  nationally, and will do so to some extent at LAX. But even      writes that United, "citing slowing demand and high fuel
  in the midst of that decline, we are being advised by some      costs," said that "it would slash about 20% of its Southern
  domestic airlines that they intend to increase flights."        California schedule, or about 40 flights a day, this fall. That
                                                                  would include eliminating nonstop service to Frankfurt,
  Castles points to new flights planned by Virgin America         Germany, and Hong Kong." The Times adds: "With the
  (to Chicago O'Hare) and Horizon Air (to Mammoth, Calif.)        service cutbacks, area travelers can expect higher fares,
  as examples. She also notes Emirates will add nonstop           more stopovers and driving farther to catch flights that
  service to Dubai this fall. However, the Daily Breeze adds      may no longer be available at a nearby airport."

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  An IATA examination is given at the conclusion of the seminar.

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                                                                  Community Center
  American Airlines and Google settle lawsuit
  DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has dropped its lawsuit against Google over its search engine directing some users
  to advertisements for the airline's competitors.

  American sued the search giant last year seeking unspecified dam-
  ages for trademark infringement. Last week, a federal district court
  judge in Fort Worth dismissed the lawsuit.

  Each side agreed to pay its own legal fees, and American recovered
  nothing from Google, according to an order signed by Judge John
  McBryde. Spokesmen for Fort Worth-based American, a unit of AMR,
  and Google said in identical statements that they were pleased to
  "resolve these claims on mutually satisfactory terms."

  The airline said the results could confuse consumers and divert customers from its own website.

  Google compared its policy to grocery stores that give shoppers a coupon for Minute Maid orange juice if they buy
  Tropicana, or magazines that publish a Ford ad on the page opposite from a story about Chevrolets.

  "Of course they are seeking to 'hijack' or 'divert' consumers who have indicated an interest in their competitors' prod-
  ucts," Google lawyers wrote in a motion seeking to dismiss the lawsuit. As long as the companies don't falsely identify
  a product or service, it's legal, they said.

  The Internet company has settled similar cases brought by other U.S. companies, including those brought by insurer
  Geico and retailer American Blind & Wallpaper Factory, but lost cases in France.

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Where: White Pines Golf Club
       500 West Jefferson St.
       Bensenville IL 60106
       Phone 630-766-0304

When: Tuesday August 26th, 2008
      Check in at 9:00 am
      Tee Off at 10:00 am ( Shot Gun Start )

Cost:   $110.00 Entry Fee
        (Includes Box Lunch, Four Drink Tickets, & Buffet Dinner)

        $ 30.00 for Buffet Dinner Only.
        Cash prizes for Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin.
        Registration is limited to First 144 Golfers

        Contact Herman Ruiz ( or 630-694-0890

        Make checks payable to International Air Cargo Association of Chicago
        Fax completed registration to Herman Ruiz at 630-694-0890
        or via mail at I.A.C.A.C • P.O. Box 66573, AMF O’Hare • Chicago, IL 60666

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  much when...                                                       commensurate with skill sets, personable, self starter
                                                                     preferred. Respond to –
  You see the same flight attendant twice in the same day
  on different flights.

  You go to the movie theater, sit down and reach for the
  seat belts. The theater seats have more room.
                                                                    You Know You’ve Booked a
  You see airport codes in car license plates (i.e. BNA =
                                                                    Really Cheap Flight When...
  Nashville, MCO = Orlando).                                        As you board the plane, you notice the co-pilot is frowning
  You hear a syndicated radio show in New York, fly west            and wearing an "I'm with Stupid" T-Shirt.
  and listen to the same show hours later because it's tape
  delayed                                                           The Captain announces over the intercom the Flight is
                                                                    delayed while he looks for his keys.
  The flight attendants recognize you & know your name
                                                                    The Ground Crew are seen using pennies to check tyre
  Your frequent flyer statement is two pages long                   wear
  You call the waitress at the restaurant a flight attendant
                                                                    A man with an oily rag hanging from the back pocket of
  You don't mind riding coach to Europe because it's a              his dirty coveralls, and sadly shaking his head, turns out
  short flight                                                      to be the airline's C.E.O.

  You rent 3 cars on the same day in different cities               A voice on P.A. system warns you to keep your heads
  All of your pens & notepads at home have different hotel          and arms inside the aircraft at all times, while the plane
  names on them                                                     is in motion.

  You get frustrated when on an escalator in the department         The air sickness bags have the Lord's Prayer on them.
  store when others don't move to the 'stand' side so you
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                                                             Events in the Industry
         ENFORCEMENT ENVIRONMENT. Seminar sponsored by: U.S. Commercial Service; JPMorgan; Baker & McKenzie; Illinois
         District Export Council. Participants will receive: an overview of the players, policies and processes of U.S. export controls &
         compliance; insight into minimizing exposure, liability and risk; ethics in trade compliance; recent State Department changes
         & trends, brokering, voluntary disclosures, directed audits, mandated measures, third-country/dual nationals, d-trade, merger
         & acquisition due diligence. 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Meadows Club, 2950 West Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL. Fee: $250
         (deadline: August 8). For information & registration, please call Robin Mugford at 847/327-9082 or see:
  Aug. 17 INTRODUCTION TO CHINA’S SAFETY AND SECURITY MARKET. Webinar sponsored by Artisan Business Group. Topics
          include: Overview of China’s Safety and Security Market; Opportunities for U.S. Business and Exporters; Best Prospects
          for U.S. Companies; Market Entry Strategies; Cultural and Legal Issues; Introduction to China’s Regulators and Industry
          Associations; Business Resources. 2:00-3:30 p.m. CDT. For information & registration, please see: www.midwestusachina.
         Economic Development Council’s Technology Commercialization Task Force; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Illinois
         Global Partnership; The Boeing Company; Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association; Consulate General
         of the Netherlands; UK Trade & Investment; U.S. Commercial Service/Illinois; and others. Reflecting the increased global
         awareness and demand for cleaner technologies, this event will bring together local, Midwest, and international entrepreneurs,
         practitioners, and policy makers to share best practices and discover new synergies for collaboration, cooperation, and
         commercialization. Participants will hear the latest policy views from global leaders through Panel Discussions on Economic
         & Public Policy and Science & Technology Commercialization. Later, they will have an opportunity for in-depth discussions and
         networking in the Sectoral Breakout sessions including: Sustainable Water & Land Management; Solid Waste & Recycling;
         Architecture & Design; Renewable Energy; and Biomaterials & Green Manufacturing. Participants will have the opportunity
         to see table-top exhibits of clean technologies, products, and services related to the breakout sectors. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
         Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois. At the conclusion, buses will be available to
         take participants to McCormick Place for a special guided tour of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).
         Members and clients of sponsoring organizations - $100; International participants - $100; Non-members - $125. For
         additional information on sponsorship opportunities, exhibiting or registration, please see: www.ChicagoCleanTech2008.
         com; or contact John Stutts at 312/423-9008; or e-mail:
  Sep. 25 CHINA: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY. Seminar sponsored by National City Bank and the United States of America – China
          Chamber of Commerce. Presentation by Alfred Ho, Vice President and Director of China Advisory Service, International
          Division, Global Trade & Supply Chain Solutions, National City. 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., National City Bank, One North Franklin
          Street, 24th Floor, Chicago. First registrant - $175; additional registrants from same company - $125. For information &
          registration, please see:
  Sep. 25 IMPORTING 2008. Seminar sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. For new and experienced importers, this
         program will provide a thorough understanding of the major areas of concern under the Customs laws. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00
         p.m., Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., 225 West Washington Street, Chicago. Fee: $370. For information & registration,
         call 312/641-0000 or e-mail:
  Sep. 26 NAFTA QUALIFICATIONS, COMPLIANCE & RECORDKEEPING. Seminar sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg,
         P.A. Gain a clear understanding of NAFTA, including the critical Rules of Origin as well as compliance and recordkeeping
         requirements. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., 225 West Washington Street, Chicago. Fee: $370.
         For information & registration, please call 312/641-0000 or e-mail:
  Oct. 5 PROFITABLE AND EFFECTIVE SOURCING FROM CHINA. Webinar sponsored by Artisan Business Group. Topics include:
          Overview of the China Supplier Industry; Developing an Effective Sourcing Strategy; Selection of Reliable Factory and Partner;
          Chinese Factory Practice and Management; Quality Control and Assurance; Suppliers Compliance Auditing; Intellectual
          Property Right Protection; Arrangement of Your Visits in China; Logistics and Payment Issues; Q &A. 2:00 – =3:30 p.m.
          CST. For information & registration, please see:
  Oct. 7 -BIOENERGY DELEGATION TO GERMANY. The German American Chamber of Commerce of the 9 Midwest, together with
           the German Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Office for Foreign Trade, is organizing a bioenergy
           delegation to Germany. Participation is open to U.S. companies involved in: engineering or construction of bioenergy systems;
           bioenergy development or management; production or sales of bioenergy-related systems or components. Ten companies
           will be chosen to participate in this delegation; the application deadline is July 31. For information & an application, please
           call Hans Royal at 312/644-2662 or e-mail:

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                                                            Events in the Industry
  Oct. 12 ATTRACTING ASIAN INVESTORS TO U.S. EB5 INVESTMENT PROJECTS. Webinar sponsored by Artisan Business Group.
           Topics include: Overview of Asian Outbound Immigration Investments; Major EB-5 Projects Available in Asian Market; the
           Characteristics of Asian Investors; Asian Investors’ Decision Making Process; Developing Effective Marketing Strategies;
           Partnering with Asian Marketers; Cultural and Legal Issues, Q &A. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CST. For information & registration,
           please see:
          Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., provides a comprehensive overview of the various U.S. export laws and regulations, with a general
          introduction to the different agencies that exercise jurisdiction over certain financial transactions and the export/re-export
          of commodities, software and technology. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., 225 West Washington
          Street, Chicago. Fee: $370. For information & registration, please call 312/641-0000 or e-mail:
  Nov. 13 PREPARING FOR U.S. CUSTOMS FOCUSED ASSESSMENT. Seminar, sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.,
          analyzes the compliance-related elements of the Mod Act and offers concrete advice on preparing for and surviving a Customs
          focused assessment. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., 225 West Washington Street, Chicago. Fee:
          $370. For information & registration, please call 312/641-0000 or e-mail:
  Nov. 14 MANAGING CUSTOMS VALUATION. Seminar, sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., focuses on the strategies
          and techniques companies use to lower Customs duties and to support planning, pricing and value declarations. 9:00
          a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., 225 West Washington Street, Chicago. Fee: $370. For information &
          registration, please call 312/641-0000 or e-mail: Investment. The OTI motto of offering assistance
          to the business community by being “State Focused – Globally Connected” is accomplished through a three-tier international
          network consisting of: International Trade/NAFTA Opportunity Centers regionally located throughout Illinois to provide local
          export training; Statewide counseling and assistance provided through the OTI Chicago headquarters’ staff; and foreign
          State of Illinois Regional Trade Offices providing in-country assistance for Illinois businesses. To contact the OTI of DCEO,
          please call 312/814-2828 or visit:

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                   A Monthly Publication of
                   The International Air Cargo Association of Chicago
                   P.O. Box 66573 - AMF O’Hare - Chicago, IL, 60666-0573
                   Tel: 708-643-8938 - E-Mail: - Website:
                   IACAC Hotline: 708-643-8938

         Editor-in-Chief:     Brian Walsh (    Insty-Prints of Palatine     (847) 963-0000
         Contributing Editor: Dennis Speck (      Atlantis Transportation      (773) 992-0801
         Advertising:         Mike Cohen (          Global Consolidators         (847) 860-0233

         Chairman         Dennis J. Speck (2008)               Atlantis Transportation            (773) 992-0801
         Vice Chair       John Conway (2008)                   Singapore Airlines                 (773) 462-1200
         Director         Donna Rozehnal (2008)                DLR International                  (630) 350-7990
         Director         Julie Hudek (2008)                   Rocket Expedited                   (847) 427-0830
         Director         Herman Ruiz Jr. (2009)               Garrison CFS Inc.                  (630) 694-0890
         Director         Timothy E. O’Donnell (2009)          GCG Financial                      (847) 457-3081

         President        Ellen Murphy (2009)                  Polar Air Cargo                    (847) 957-2222
         Treasurer        Mike Cohen (2008)                    Global Consolidators               (847) 860-0233
         Secretary        Matthew Chmel (2008)                 Avalon Risk Management             (847) 700-8080
         Asst Sec.        Robert Macher (2008)                 Avalon Risk Management             (847) 700-8081
         Vice Pres        Christina Aguirre (2008)             Spectran                           (847) 640-8181

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         transportation in the Midwest Area of the United States.
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