Emerging Leaders

Join the MCA of Chicago Emerging Leaders Group on Tuesday, January 30 as we kick off the first Emerging Leaders event of 2018!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Meet at Brickhouse Tavern
3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

During this event, guests will have a chance to:

  • Tour the Hotel Zachary. A new addition to Wrigleyville, this boutique hotel is named after the original architect of Wrigley Field and is scheduled to open in early 2018.
  • Network with peers and enjoy appetizers and beverages at the Brickhouse Tavern.
  • Show off your ice skating skills at the outdoor ice rink at the Park at Wrigley.

Please dress comfortably, casually and warmly! Closed-toe, sturdy shoes are required to tour Hotel Zachary. Ice skate rental is available for $10.

Parking is available for a fee in the garage located at 808 West Addison St, or at Red Top Parking at 3707 N Clark St.

Free to attend! Parking and skate rental fee extra.

Share the Warmth:
Help MCA of Chicago, the Emerging Leaders Group and One Warm Coat #ShareTheWarmth and #WarmAMillion by donating gently used winter coats during the January 30, 2018 Emerging Leaders event at Brickhouse Tavern. From 2:00pm—5:00pm, all coats will be collected on site and donated to a verified Chicagoland non-profit location. For more information or to make a donation online, please visit our One Warm Coat event page.

Want to donate but unable to attend the event? Contact kyoungblood@mca.org to arrange for a donation alternative.

Register online here. The registration deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018.



Want to see a snapshot of what the Emerging Leaders are all about?

Watch the February 10, 2017 Emerging Leaders Town Hall, moderated by Sarah Sladek of XYZ University.
Together, we asked and answered:

  • What is the best way to motivate us so we want to work to our full potential?
  • How can we best manage those that are older than us?
  • How do we gain the trust and respect of older generations while building our credibility?
  • How can we best communicate our insights and thoughts to get our point across effectively?

About the Emerging Leaders Section
The Emerging Leaders Section is comprised of MCA of Chicago members and selected Trusted Industry Partners who are 45 or under and who wish to play a key role in shaping how our industry will transform. Those who participate in the Emerging Leaders Section will have a passion for discussing industry problems and devising potential solutions, will be interested in sharing and adapting new technologies to revolutionize the state of the industry, and are comfortable networking with others in similar roles across different companies.

Why should I participate in the Emerging Leaders Section?
The Emerging Leaders Section is a chance for younger industry professionals to enhance their capacity to work strongly and smartly. You will:

      1. Learn more about our profession in a comfortable environment.
      2. Network with people your age in the business.
      3. Connect with established industry leaders.
      4. Design and access educational opportunities for your career stage.
      5. Engage with relevant cutting-edge products and services.

Who is eligible to participate in Emerging Leaders Events?

      • If you are an employee of an MCA member company and are 45 or under, you are automatically invited to participate! Get on the list and sign up for event updates by emailing emergingleaders@mca.org.
      • In an effort to build long-lasting networks and foster an exchange of ideas between young industry leaders and suppliers, individuals who meet our Emerging Leaders criteria and hail from industry supplier companies may be considered for inclusion as a Trusted Industry Partner (TIP). To be invited to participate, a potential TIP must be first recommended by an MCA member whom they know and trust. Potential TIPs will then be considered and notified if approved to join.