Chicago Is...LLC


About Chicago Is...LLC

We Deliver the Goods that Hype is Made Of. Chicago Is… began over 40 years ago as one of the first Destination Management Companies. The Founding Owner recognized that large City-Wide Conventions needed additional support and services. Over the decades Chicago Is… continued to be the top choice for Full Event Production in Corporate, Association and Incentive Programs. While the pandemic changed how many businesses function our team continued to offer boutique solutions to our clients during unprecedented times. Employee of ten years, Katherine Kirk Fenech, is now at the helm with lofty goals to drive the business forward and continue the company’s innovative foundation.

What Makes Us Unique

Our approach is unique because our team is one of a kind. While we act as an extension of your team, utilizing our destination expertise paired with exclusive vendor relationships. This combination creates matchless solutions for your program’s individual needs. Our team is here to make every dollar count and help manage the budget while providing unparalleled event solutions. Creative Minds. Solution Focused. Event Magic.

What everyone is saying about Chicago Is...LLC

"I wanted to send you a note to tell you how awesome Katherine, Colleen and the entire staff at Chicago Is… are. Katherine was an absolute pleasure to work with from the site through pre-planning. Colleen did a great job with the transportation (and my many changes). On-site was pretty flawless!"

- Tina - Ferguson, a Wolseley company

Industry Involvement and Awards

Chicago, IL

Chicago indeed makes no little plans – seen through its vast offerings of art, sporting events, music, theater, architecture, outdoor adventures, innovative park space and an evolving restaurant scene! Averaging over 50 million visitors, Chicago draws guests from near and far by showcasing the city’s historic as well as latest attractions.

With its central location and award winning airports, travel to Chicago is geographically a breeze. Once arrived, Chicago dazzles its visitors with 60 museums, unbeatable shopping (The Magnificent Mile district featuring 460 stores), 26-mile lakefront and endless dining opportunities. The Central Business District offers 115 hotel properties with 39,105 rooms, as well as, 11+ new hotel properties slated for construction in the next several years. As Mark Twain said, “She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.”

Key areas around Chicago, IL

  • Chicago
  • O’Hare / Rosemont

Why Chicago, IL?

  • From art lovers, history buffs and science enthusiasts Chicago's 60 museums have something for everyone. Whether in need of a tour or a venue for a special event Chicago has endless options.
  • Home to 5 regional Tony Award®-winning theaters, Chicago takes center stage in all types of productions. From smash musicals by Broadway In Chicago, acclaimed traveling productions, nationally recognized comedy— it's all here with 200 theater companies.
  • Thanks to Chicago’s award-winning O’Hare and Midway international airports getting in and out of Chicago is a breeze. Located in the center of the country, Chicago is accessible from virtually anywhere.
  • From street fare to discerning foodie, Pizza to Bohemian, food fusion in Chicago runs a broad spectrum seen its 4,700 restaurants. Internationally recognized chefs love to call Chicago home in sharing their food passion through their local restaurants.
  • One can’t help but take notice of Chicago’s celebrated skyline, which is decorated with architectural triumphs such as the Wrigley Building, Willis Tower and the Hancock Building.

What's new in Chicago, IL

  • Chicago's flourishing hotel industry offers an array of accommodations, from traditional to modern. Trend forward properties are joining the award-winning hotels close to the downtown attractions.
  • From accolades such as “Best Burger in America” (Daily Meal), “Greatest Drinking City in America” (GQ) and “Coolest City Neighborhood” (Forbes) over the years… Chicago does not disappoint in delivering a tasty treat in the trendiest spot.
  • Chicago’s sports history runs deep in the passion of its patrons. From the 100 years of history at the Chicago Cubs Stadium to the Chicago White Sox 10 year anniversary of their World Series Championship.
  • Chicago is the nation’s leading provider of green space seen in its 8,000+ acres of open space, totaling more than 570 parks, 31 beaches, 50 nature areas, 2 world-class conservatories and host of thousands of special events spaces.