THE ECONOMIC CLUB OF CHICAGO
- Board Development
- Education & Literacy
Location33 N DEARBORN ST STE 1700CHICAGO, IL 60602 United States
Foster meaningful connections among Chicago leaders to encourage dialogue on important economic and social issues and to cultivate the next generation of civic leadership.
The Economic Club of Chicago was founded in 1927 by Lucius Teter, president of the Chicago Trust Company. Teter and his co-founders wisely understood that simply listening to speeches did not stimulate and encourage leadership. Rather, they wanted to provide a venue for experienced leaders to meet future leaders so they could pass on their business and civic ideas and ideals.
Ultimately, they invited 800 rising young executives and 200 of Chicago’s senior business leaders to join the Club. Together, they invited the foremost authorities on contemporary economics and business to join them for debate and discussion