Chicago Event Man­age­ment is an event pro­duc­tion com­pany based in Chicago, IL. CEM strives to cre­ate events that are unfor­get­table expe­ri­ences for par­tic­i­pants, spec­ta­tors, and indus­try part­ners. For the past 18 years, CEM has worked closely with com­mu­nity part­ners and lead­ers in event pro­duc­tion to cre­ate world-renowned events in Chicago. While pro­duc­ing events of the high­est cal­iber, CEM works to build last­ing rela­tion­ships with the count­less com­pa­nies and agen­cies that work together in plan­ning and production.

CEM is the orga­ni­za­tion behind one of the world’s largest and most promi­nent marathons. The Bank of Amer­ica Chicago Marathon takes over the city every Octo­ber and is a cel­e­bra­tion for thou­sands of run­ners, twelve thou­sand vol­un­teers and 1.7 mil­lion spec­ta­tors. Using exper­tise cul­ti­vated by their col­lec­tive years work­ing for the Chicago Marathon, the CEM team is the oper­a­tional force behind many rec­og­niz­able events in the City of Chicago, such as the Bank of Amer­ica Sham­rock Shuf­fle 8K, U.S. Soc­cer World Cup view­ing par­ties, Girls on the Run Chicago 5K series, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the J.P. Mor­gan Chase Cor­po­rate Chal­lenge – just to name a few. The man­age­ment of large scale road races and events is both finely detailed and mas­sive in scope – which is why indus­try lead­ers trust CEM with the exe­cu­tion of their event.

Our team includes more than twenty full-time staffers spe­cial­iz­ing in a broad array of areas. These areas include (but are not lim­ited to):

  • Oper­a­tions and logistics
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
  • Pub­lic relations
  • Vol­un­teer recruit­ment and management
  • Hos­pi­tal­ity facil­ity design and management
  • Inter­na­tional and domes­tic travel coordination
  • Sig­nage design and production
  • Par­tic­i­pant pro­gram development
  • Design and mar­ket­ing strategy
  • Sales and sponsorship
  • Event sus­tain­abil­ity programs
  • Com­mu­nity engagement
  • Elite ath­lete management
  • Char­ity pro­gram administration