End the year on a high note by joining Illinois bankers at this favorite holiday event. This unique event begins early in the morning with a hot and delicious breakfast followed by an industry update and a business meeting with the election of the 2024 Chicago Area Chapter officers. 

2022 Chicago Area Chapter Holiday Breakfast Highlights

2023 Chicago Area Chapter Officers

2023 Chicago Area Chapter Officers


Phil Richard
President & CEO
First National Bank of Brookfield

Vice President

Jeff Debruin
Chief Credit Officer
Municipal Trust and Savings Bank


Courtney Olson
SVP/Managing Director of Business Banking

First Bank Chicago

2022 Featured Speaker

Dr. Chris Kuehl

Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence

Dr. Kuehl provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the economist for several national and international organizations – Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, American Supply Association, Chemical Coaters Association International and others. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies including Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, North Dakota and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years – teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Chris is the co-author of The Flagship and the Strategic Intelligence System - both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for Fabrinomics from the FMA and The Advisor for ASA.

2022 Event Details

Previous Event Details

Hotel Accommodations

Deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Rate: $149++/night


registrar@illinois.bank | 217-789-9340

Fee Per Person

Member $85 | Nonmember $145

Special Offer

Register 8 or more and receive 10% off when you use the promo code "Holiday Table."

Registration Opening Soon!

Location Info

The Westin Chicago Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148

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