Cultivating Community and Opportunity Through Conversation.™

Our mission to impact the lives of the people and businesses who call Chicagoland home begins with a new approach to community. Through our exclusive platform [NOT PAY-TO-PLAY] we champion Chicagoland based influencers who exemplify our city's best qualities- hard working, charitable and uphold strong values. Through our podcasts we initiate meaningful dialogue to influence the change we desperately need.

Our Community
192 Influencers

Podcasts Produced
30 Unique Shows

Events Produced
10 per month

Community Followers
3,121,189 Cumulative

Website Unique Visitors
22,000 Monthly

Website Page Views
81,000 Monthly

Demographic
60% Women 40% Men

Average Member Age
36

Living in Chicago (city)
57%

Median Income
$270,000

Owns Home
79%

Dines Out
4x per week

When we invest in our youth, we invest in our future. That's why our advertising and event revenue go directly towards scholarships and opportunities for students in underserved areas. 

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A PROVEN PROCESS

Our unique approach has been tried and tested at the highest level in business and higher education.

As the most successful career program to date at Columbia University [NYC], and designed in part with Harvard University, our unique approach to building community is fueled by curating our influencers' personal brands and producing engaging content with each. Our strategy is the catalyst required to change the narrative of Chicago's most underrepresented neighborhoods; and our own. By adhering to a stringent selection process for those chosen to be a part of our community, we've cultivated a spirit of love for ourselves and one another. 

This is our formula... 

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WE SHARE

The Face of Chicago Business community begins with the individual. Through our podcast, we have a chance to share the stories of hundreds of pros across Chicagoland. Those that make it in our Guide to Chicago's Top Influencers represent the  Top 10 and Top 50 Influencers in their industries.

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WE CREATE

The conversations we have on our lineup of shows from Business to Cannabis to Fitness, and everything in between, are the foundation of our community. True relationship begins with those who share similar passions. True change begins with meaningful dialogue between Chicago's top leaders. 

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WE LEAD

The idea of giving back is not a secondary prerogative for us, it's a primary focus. We simply believe it's our purpose - and yours, too. That's why we host events in which the sole aim is to give back the people who  need it most. The best part is, you don't have to be featured to participate. 

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WE DEVELOP

We don't subscribe to the idea of work-life balance: There's only life. That's why our content and events are designed not only for our professional development, but also our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and interpersonal development.

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WE CULTIVATE

Our eclectic network of influencers means we're able to align our brand with a wealth of community, experience and expertise unlike ever before. We skip the small talk and connect with one another on a meaningful level.

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WE UPLIFT

Our mark as leaders in the community will be remembered by the youth we mentor and prepare today. That's why we  provide scholarships, to The Future of Chicago Business, to students in Chicago's most underserved communities.

Influence begins with vulnerability.  Our influencers share their stories of successes, failures, hardships and triumphs. It's real, it's vulnerable and it's the dialogue needed to build meaningful relationships and communities. 

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BUILDING INFLUENCE

People will always research others when trying to build a relationship with them. We make it easy by providing our audience with content that builds instant trust and likeability with our influencers.

TFOCB Top Influencers

Restaurants have "The Michelin Guide." now we have The Face of Chicago Business' "Guide to Chicago's Top Professionals." This book represents the top influencers across various industries. 

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The Face of Chicago Business Lineup of Shows

The ultimate value we provide is to initiate dialogue with others in our community. Our substance fueled content not only become must-see, it also elevates our influencers to celebrity status.

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Our New Magazine features Chicago's most influential pros in the most illustrious way, keeping our community connected and top of mind long after its published.

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CULTIVATING COMMUNITY

Staying social are key to cultivating community built on meaningful relationships. Our monthly events bring us together in the most organic way and are exclusive to our influencers and their communities. 

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We dread the typical networking event, which is why we've elevated ours to deviate as much from the norm as possible. They're elegant, yet provide the perfect atmosphere for true connection. With over 30 industries coming together under one platform, we're the most diverse and exclusive community anywhere. 

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Our Influencer House, Studio Madison, has  1,700 square feet of event and studio space and can accommodate anywhere up to 100 guests. Equipped with full service kitchen, private event room, state of the art audio + visual technology, plus our executive video production studio, it's the starting point for all things community. 

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Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, but now more than ever our community needs leaders and influencers to emerge and their collective voices be heard. We are committed to doing our part, in the safest, most health conscious way possible to ensure we stay the course. 

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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The Face of Chicago Business is exclusively for those who value meaningful relationships, community and most importantly - giving back. It's for those who have overcome adversity and strive to be better each day. We believe those professionals should be championed and celebrated.

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