• Kathleen Henson soared at the 2014 PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards Gala, held at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) June 10, where she received the award for PR Professional of the Year. • Hats off — or graduation caps, rather — to grocery store giant and Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano, who received an honorary doctorate degree from DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business following his June 15 commencement speech at the college. • Macy’s puts shoppers in the know with its brand-new official Chicago Visitor Information Center (111 N State). Packed with the latest in interactive technology, including touch-screen kiosks that provide information on attractions, dining and nightlife for tourists exploring the city, the center is set to open June 25 with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony from 8-10 a.m. Send us your cheers! If you have good news to share — or if you’d like your wedding featured — send a note to Splash@suntimes.com.
Dear readers, you may remember my earlier post about my childhood fascination with all things Miss Piggy. She certainly would’ve been tickled pink by The Color Run crowd’s happiness and va-va-voom energy.
In case it’s escaped your attention, the last few years have seen a boom in organic spirits — but it’s refreshing to find a label that was ahead of the trend, one that’s been churning out organic and handcrafted alcohol since before the rush. Meet Prairie Organic Spirits, the Benson, Minnesota-based brand that’s been doing this for the better part of a decade (the proof is in the pudding: It takes Prairie three years just to prepare the organic corn fields).