The Exchange is the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s annual member-showcase. It draws 600 attendees and 100 showcasing businesses, from all industries, of all sizes. The Exchange is an exchange of ideas, of business cards, and ultimately of business. It’s for Chicago region businesses to show one another what they’re doing, how and why they’re doing it, and the value it provides to clients.

3:30 - 4:00 PM Check-in and Registration

4:00 - 5:00 PM Keynote Panel - Maximizing a Multigenerational Workforce

5:00 - 7:30 PM Tradeshow, Networking, and Breakout Sessions

4-5pm Keynote Panel: Maximizing a Multigenerational Workforce

Never in our history has there been a five-generation workforce – and a labor market requiring every part of it – 18 and 80-year-olds working, training and competing alongside each other.  

Managers and leaders are increasingly grappling with managing generational differences within their organizations. From what works to what’s failed, experts from a wide-range of backgrounds and industries will tell our business audience about best practices to know, pitfalls to avoid, and emerging trends to prepare for when managing this workforce.

New this year! Breakout Sessions on trending business topics that apply to every organization including:

Session 1 Social Selling 101: How to Convert LinkedIn Connections to New Business

Dean DeLisle, Founder & CEO, Forward Progress, Creator of Social Jack™
It’s proven that sales reps who use social media as part of their sales techniques outsell 78% of their peers! In this dynamic workshop you will learn how to optimize your social media profile, attract new prospects, leverage your connections and increase your targeted referrals – all through social media. 
Attendees will receive 30 days of online LinkedIn Social Selling and Influencer Development classes, worksheets and a chance to win other great prizes!

Session 2 Creating a Multigenerational Talent Strategy

Karrie Chitwood, Director, Consulting Services, Advanced Resources
This session focuses on developing talent as a collective whole. Create strategies for solving business challenges and achieving objectives by drawing on the unique perspectives and strengths inherent in a multigenerational workforce. 


Session 3 Managing Up and Down the Generations

Jessica Thunberg, Senior VP Business Strategies, JT Strategic Communications
Rebecca Fyffe, Director of Research, Landmark Pest Management
Diane Webster, Partner, Litigation, Hinshaw & Culbertson
Andrew Dodge, Vice President Enterprise Business Development, Quantum Corporation

This panel focuses on managing teams of millennials and Gen Z direct reports, while also building relationships with C-suite leaders. Panelists will share personal strategies that have and have not worked, and larger trends to be mindful of when working with all generations.

Keynote Panel: Maximizing a Multigenerational Workforce


 Ryan Chiaverini  Windy City Live, ABC7 Chicago


 Dr. Gwendolyn Brown, Associate Faculty, University of Phoenix

 Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart, Owner & President, KOVAL Distillery

 Rich Diaz, President, Advanced Resources

 Ron Zinnerman, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Aon

Why should you attend Exchange 2019? Hear from previous attendees:

What should you expect from your Exchange 2019 experience? Networking, networking, networking! Check out photos from Exchange 2017:


Exhibitor Table - Members $500
 Exhibitor Table - Non Members $750
Individual Ticket - Members $40
Individual Ticket - Non-Members $75
Bronze Sponsor $2,500
Silver Sponsor $5,000
Gold Sponsor $7,500
Panel Sponsor $8,000 
Platinum Sponsor (Limit 2) $10,000
Full page (5.5" x 8.5") $500
Half page (5.5" x 4.25") $300
Quarter page (2.75" x 4.25") $250
Back Cover, Full page (5.5" x 8.5") $1,000
Final artwork must be a hi-res .pdf or .jpeg file with .25" bleed, full color - Must be received by March 22

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Current Participating Exhibitors (4/5/19)