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Aussies in Chicago - Update

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Chicago, IL
G'day everyone, both existing and new members of the Australians in Chicago group.

I wanted to reach out to everyone to provide an update of upcoming events and networking connections with other Aussies in and around Chicago.

(1) The next event is the AFGL Grand Final Party on the 28th September at 9pm at 


3937 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The event is sponsored by the Chicago Australian Footy Association­ and the cost is $20, which gets you into the party and enables you to drink special all night whilst the game is playing. There will also be a half time raffle with the grand prize of two tickets to Australia flying Qantas. The proceeds from the raffle go towards the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It really is a great cause. 


(2) I urge everyone to join the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce - Midwest Chapter.­­

The benefits of this organization is that it provides information and assistance that will help develop economic, educational and cultural relations between Australia, New Zealand and The United States of America. This is a great way to stay connected with the Australian and New Zealand Expat community in the Midwest of the US and develop both social and business networks.

The organization regularly holds events including Thirsty Third Thursday which is a social event held on the 3rd Thursday of every month and is a great social networking opportunity. There is also the “My Story” Luncheon Series. The series – featuring C-level Australian and New Zealand executives who are based in the Midwest – will highlight the personal and professional journeys of some of our most successful human exports. Please visit the website for more details. 

I have provided a link below for becoming a member, individual membership is $50, and I have outlined the benefits below­

Specialized Benefits:

  • Invitations to a New Member reception, targeted workshops, and events for visiting Australian and New Zealand business and government representatives.
  • Participation in our strategic alliance with partner organizations (organizations TBC) including access to partner organizations’ events at member-rates.
  • Access to the Chamber’s LinkedIn Group for members only, where you can start making connections and having discussions with fellow ANZACC Midwest members.
  • Two (2) email blasts annually, upon request, to fellow members about your company’s offerings.
  • Join a committee.
  • Host a company showcase networking event or sponsor the first drinks at one of our Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT) networking events.
  • Share your expertise by conducting a seminar for fellow ANZACC Midwest members.
  • Increase visibility through sponsorships.
  • Promote your services and products to ANZACC Midwest member companies on the ANZACC Midwest Website. All you need to do is offer a discount and/or premiums to fellow members to be listed in the Membership Discount Section; or take advantage of available discounts.
  • Connect with other members, when you are traveling or doing business outside the Chicago area.
  • ANZACC Midwest Quarterly eNewsletter.


(3) a great website to stay connected with is­ 

Ustralian is a website dedicated to Aussie life in the USA. We write about Aussie personalities, stories and businesses in the USA, and keep an extensive list of all the Aussie events happening across the country.


I hope this has been helpful, and look forward to connecting with you at future events.



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