Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine if a Choose Chicago partnership is right for my organization?

If you have a company or organization, are a supplier, or service provider who caters to or markets to business or leisure visitors to Chicago, your organization is a perfect candidate for a partnership with us. For more information on partner benefits, click here.

How is a partnership with Choose Chicago different from other local membership organizations?

Choose Chicago® is the official sales and marketing organization for the city of Chicago. We promote our city to business and leisure travelers in targeted regional, national and international markets. Thanks to our focus on marketing to Chicago's potential visitors and our ability to reach them while in Chicago, our partners have a unique opportunity to reach out of market customers.

How can I maximize my company's presence on

The best way to strengthen your company's presence on our website is through a powerful and creative listing. Through our partner-based extranet, your organization will be able to craft a description of your business, amenity information, display videos and images, special awards and accolades to potential visitors.

Advertising on is another excellent way to increase brand exposure to potential visitors. Our website is tracking to realize three million visitors in 2013. For more information on how your organization can advertise on our website, click here.

What print and digital advertising opportunities are available to partners?

Choose Chicago offers a wide range of print, digital and web marketing opportunities designed to deliver to your organizations specific needs and markets. Choose Chicago reaches three distinct market segments including travel professionals, meeting professionals and leisure travelers. For more information on marketing opportunities, click here.

What social media tools does Choose Chicago use to help promote Chicago as a destination?

Choose Chicago has officially recognized accounts with a business-to-consumer focus for Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Our Partnership Department has a LinkedIn group with a business-to-business focus.

Why should I join the Choose Chicago partners-only LinkedIn group?

Our LinkedIn group provides content pertinent to local, national and international industry trends. Content disseminated through the page also provides partners information on partner news, events and exclusive partner opportunities within our organization. To view our Partnership Departments LinkedIn page, click here.

Can individuals join Choose Chicago or only organizations?

No. At present, we only offer organization-based partnerships.

Can I become a partner if my business is located outside of Chicago?

Yes. Choose Chicago has many partners in the Chicagoland area whose organizations rely on business and leisure travel to the city. Choose is proud to operate on a global level and is open to all organizations that share our vision for increased travel and tourism to Chicago.

Where can I learn about all the opportunities made available to Choose Chicago partners?

We offer a comprehensive breakdown of partnership opportunities on For more information on how your organization can benefit from our services, click here.

How can I submit an event to be included in the "events calendar" found on

To have your organization's event considered for our daily "events calendar" please send listing information to

How can I participate in Chicago Restaurant Week?

Dining partners that are interested in participating in Chicago Restaurant Week should contact for more information.

What types of businesses partner with Choose Chicago?

Our partners range from cultural attractions to industry suppliers.

Do I have to be a partner to be included in Choose Chicago's mobile app?

Yes. The Choose Chicago smart phone application is only available to partner organizations.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding partnership   benefits or opportunities?

For inquiries about partnership benefits or opportunities, contact us via email at or by phone at 312-567-8451.

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