FAQ - City Club of Chicago

FAQ

Event Locations and Times

Where and when are Public Policy Breakfast Forums held?

Maggiano’s Banquets
111 W. Grand Avenue (Clark Street and Grand Avenue)
Reception begins at 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast service begins at 8:00 a.m.
The presentation begins at 8:30 a.m., and everything wraps up no later than 9:30 a.m.

Where and when are Public Policy Luncheon Forums held?

Maggiano’s Banquets
111 W. Grand Avenue (Clark Street and Grand Avenue)
Reception begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch service begins at 12:00 p.m.
The presentation begins at 12:30 p.m., and everything wraps up no later than 1:15 p.m.

Membership

How do I become a member of the City Club?

If you are interested in becoming a member and/or giving the gift of City Club of Chicago membership to someone else, visit our Membership page to start the process. The City Club of Chicago office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer any questions about membership or to take payment over the phone (312-565-6500).

What benefits do I receive as a member?

Every level of membership comes with the following:

  • Book now, pay later registration 
  • Member priced ticket(s)
  • Seating and wait-list priority

Additional benefits are guaranteed for members who sign up for a level of membership higher than Individual.

How long does my membership last?

Your membership lasts one year from the date the payment is received. Email info@cityclub-chicago.org, call (312) 565-6500, or log into your City Club account to verify your membership start date.

When do I renew my membership?

You will receive reminders for membership renewal about two weeks before your membership expiration date. Email info@cityclub-chicago.org, call (312 565-6500, or log into your City Club account to verify your membership expiration date.

Can members bring guests to events at a discounted rate?

Depending on the membership level selected, you may bring guests to events at the member rate ($35). You may bring more guests than the amount below, but each non-member ticket would be at the non-member rate ($50).

  • President's Club: City Club event discounts for 5 persons (member + 4 guests)
  • Corporate: City Club event discounts for 3 persons (member + 2 guests)
  • Business: City Club event discounts for 2 persons (member + 1 guest)
  • Individual: City Club event discounts for 1 person

Are my Membership Dues Tax Deductible?

Yes, as a 501(c)(3) organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code, your dues and contributions to the City Club of Chicago are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Can I attend a City Club of Chicago event as a non-member?

Yes, anyone can sign up to attend City Club of Chicago events. Non-members must pay upfront and will be charged at the non-member rate.

Reservations and Payments

Does the City Club accept credit cards for membership dues or events? 

Payment for membership dues or forum reservations can be made online or over the phone (312-565-6500). The City Club accepts VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Credit cards are also accepted for payment on-site at events.

Do I need to make reservations for City Club events?

Yes, all seating for City Club of Chicago events is arranged according to prior registration. To make a reservation, visit www.cityclub-chicago.org/events or call (312) 565-6500 to speak with a City Club staff person who will gladly assist you.

May I cancel my reservations?

You must cancel your reservations two business days prior to an event by noon in order to receive an account credit. Should you fail to cancel two business days in advance, you will be responsible for the full amount due. Send an email to info@cityclub-chicago.org or call (312) 565-6500 to cancel.

Must I pay for reservations prior to the event?

We strongly encourage all members and non-members to pay in advance, as this allows for a less hectic check-in process.

Members may pay with check or cash at the event while non-members must pay upfront with a credit card. VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and or American Express are also accepted online or over the phone (312-565-6500)

Do I receive tickets for my reservations?

No, all reservations are held at the door. There are no physical tickets for City Club events. Guests should check in under the last name of the person who made the reservation or under the organization that made the reservation.

Do I receive seating assignments prior to the event?

Seating assignments are made available at check-in on the day of the event. You may requests seat preferences on the online form prior to the day of the event. We will make every effort to accommodate special seating requests but can not make any guarantees.

Speakers

May I suggest potential speakers to the City Club?

Yes you may. Speakers are selected based upon the timeliness of the issue, interest to the membership and date availability. Please contact the Executive Director, Amanda Agosti, at aagosti@cityclub-chicago.org with the name of the speaker(s), the topic of the speech, and any other information that may be helpful.

Sponsorship Opportunities

How can I sponsor an event?

As an individual or company, you may underwrite the cost of an event. As an underwriter, you are entitled to a table of ten persons at the event (preferred seating), a table sign with the individual or company name, and the name of the individual or company on the Sponsor Flyer that is placed on every chair and at the check-in desk. Sponsor Tables are $750.