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Creative Minds.
Solutions Focused.
Event Magic.


Welcome to Chicago Is..., your premier Event Agency and Destination Management Company. With over 45+ years of industry experience, we are a boutique, independently owned, full-service provider specializing in creating personalized programs for corporate, association, and incentive groups. Our expertise in the Chicago area allows us to offer unique, tailored experiences that showcase the best of the Midwest.​

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"It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago—she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time."

-Mark Twain

Our Expertise

Elevate your program with our bespoke event design and seamless operations

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Our Business

Founded in 1976 as one of Chicago's first Destination Management Companies, we play a crucial role in the event development and planning process aiming to create memorable programs. With our deep understanding of local landscapes and vendors, we offer resources for designing bespoke events, developing  full event production, and logistics.​


Creative Solutions

Our seasoned team looks forward to delivering exceptional expert services to streamline your planning process and enhance your guest's experience. We thrive on innovative, "outside-the-box" thinking while grounding our approach in the fundamentals that ensure a successful event—on time, on budget, and of quality. We are committed to providing tailored solutions that meet your diverse needs.​


Meaningful Impact

Our goal is to lead by example, fostering a culture committed to innovative and responsible practices that leave a positive impact on the environment, people, and our company.

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We transform your vision into unforgettable experiences

You can take our word for it, but our client accolades truly underscore our exceptional service.​

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“The Chicago Is... team was very responsive, accommodating, flexible and communicative. We have several attendees comment that they felt well taken care of throughout the program, especially during their travels.”

Event Director  |  2023

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“The proposal, communication and execution were fantastic! Though I was not onsite, my colleagues raved about this and the client said they've never had this level of awesome execution. Katherine's team is great. Can't wait to work with you again!”

Program Director | 2023

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"Their event expertise coupled with their collaborative and innovative spirit resonated with clients to create seamless events. They were able to manage complicated programs and difficult clients with ease. They are detail-oriented, organized and always open to constructive feedback, making our business relationship both effortless and pleasant."

Client Experience Director | 2022

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Katherine was absolutely amazing to work with. She made it all happen within an impossible time frame, and my client couldn't have been happier. Absolutely would recommend Chicago Is... for any event in the area!

Project Account Manager  |  2023

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We always say, “You can fit pizza in a box, but you can't fit Chicago in one.”​

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Partnerships & Associations

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