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Toronto-Chicago Business Mission: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Will Address Business Leaders Sept.19, 2012

David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada
David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada

This is an update to my previous blog Mayor Ford’s Business Mission: September 2012 Renewal of 1991 Chicago-Toronto Partner City Agreement .

United States Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, has agreed to address business leaders from Toronto and Chicago during a luncheon that will take place on September 19, 2012, regarding:

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Mayor Ford’s Business Mission: September 2012 Renewal of 1991 Chicago-Toronto Partner City Agreement

This video presents “Sister Cities”:

  • “Since its inception, Sister Cities has built bridges between the people of Chicago and our international neighbors to achieve greater mutual understanding and to strengthen our civic, economic and cultural ties”

Many cities in the world have entered into relationships or partnerships with other cities called sister cities.

  • Sister city is the term commonly used in the U.S.
    • Sister Cities International organization is the national headquarters for these partnerships in the U.S.

When two cities form a sister city partnership:

  • they share information on various topics with one another
  • committees made up of city officials and citizens are set up to support the partnerships
  • official visits to each city occur
  • “a formal set of goals and sister city projects are decided prior to formally becoming sister cities”

Chicago Sister Cities International is part of Sister Cities International organization: