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Our communities are vital now more than ever, and the American Marketing Association is doing its part to keep our marketing community strong. In response to this unprecedented financial crisis, chapter membership is just $149. 

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The city of big shoulders. The second city. The windy city.

From sub-Saharan summers to sub-zero winters. From the Magnificent Mile to the bustling burbs. Steeped in creativity and tenacity, our complex history brings a unique perspective to marketers in the great city of Chicago.

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No other organization connects as many marketers with as many opportunities. AMA Chicago stands 81 years and 1,000 members strong, and we are on course to continue our legacy of serving our city proud.

AMA Chicago Membership

  • We host regular events for networking and connecting with others in the industry to build bridges that help careers grow and thrive.
  • We are passionate about providing distinctive programming that expands knowledge and improves skills and techniques.
  • We are dedicated to providing access to leaders in the field and designing programs that keep marketers relevant in our digital, experiential world.
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Chris McGuire of McGuffin Creative Group values AMA Chicago for learning opportunities and the community.

“When AMA Chicago puts on an event, it is epic!”

Ryan Sarti Director of Marketing and Sales Operations, Sturtevant Richmont

Member perks

  • FREE access to all monthly events. This is a $300+ value!
  • Connex are networking events held the second Wednesday of every other month. Free for members, $10 for guests.
  • Signature Speaker Series events are held quarterly and feature an expert speaker or panel on a hot marketing topic. Free for members, average $30 for non-members.
  • Workshops are smaller events to help you learn new techniques and crowdsource common marketing challenges. These are held 6 times per year. Free for members, average $20 for non-members.
  • Career Connections are held twice a year to equip job seekers and hiring managers with the skills and tools to find the right fit. Free for members, $10 for guests.
  • Discounted registration for our sell-out conferences: BrandSmart and CMO Smart.
  • Access to AMA Chicago’s members-only LinkedIn group to discuss hot marketing topics and connect with fellow Chicagoland marketers.
  • Free profile in the Chicago Marketing Directory, the place to be found as top talent.
  • Extensive members-only resources to advance your career including templates, tools, more than 100 on-demand webcasts and podcasts, award-winning marketing publications, ongoing education opportunities and access to Loop meeting rooms.

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