The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s newest initiative, Mid-Market Chicago is designed to create a business-friendly environment for the middle market through programs, customized education, cultivation of networks, and research in partnership with the National Center for the Middle Market.

What is the Middle Market?

The National Center for the Middle Market defines mid-market as a firm with sizeable annual revenues, ranging from $10 million to $1 billion.

About Mid-Market Chicago

Launched in 2016, Mid-Market Chicago is a program that focuses on growing and supporting middle market companies (defined as $10mil - $1bil in annual revenue) across the Chicagoland region through educational programming, networking events, and other resources.  

According to a 2017 survey by the Chicagoland Chamber and the National Center for the Middle Market, this segment of the region’s business community is a workhorse for jobs and economic vitality. It comprises just 1.5% of all Chicago-region companies, yet provides jobs to 26% of the region’s private sector employees, and generates 22% of all business revenue in the region. The survey shows strong 2017 growth in jobs and revenue, and an outlook for additional growth in 2018.

We’re excited to partner with our 2019 sponsors to provide impactful programming to Chicago’s middle-market companies!

Mid-Market Chicago Events 

Events feature thought leadership panel discussions and educational roundtables around high-level topics pertinent to middle market companies. Topics include doing business in Chicago, marketing and technology, talent, succession planning and foreign economies. The Chamber hosts more than 20 educational and networking events targeting the middle market each year. Register for an upcoming event to learn valuable information and make connections to grow your business.


We have multiple opportunities for any member organization to sponsor. Sponsorship range depends on your goal in reaching this audience. For more information, please contact Joey Mak.

Mid-Market Chicago Steering Committee

James DeNapoli, Regional Business Development Director, BDO USA, LLP
Stephen Schwab, Partner, DLA Piper LLP

Jim Carris, Executive Managing Director & Market Leader, Colliers International

Your Mid-Market Team

Joey Mak
Vice President, Programs