International Trade Club of Chicago Celebrates Its Centennial

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    ITCC and Centennial Celebration NA

Karl L. Buschmann
Updated 3/2/2020 11:23 AM

The International Trade Club of Chicago was founded in 1919 to promote trade and commerce around the world with a focus on Chicago. The Centennial Celebration on March 10 at the Merchandise Mart commemorates ITCC's 100 years of service and lays the groundwork for another century of civic engagement.

The theme is "A Second Century of Service."


We are inspired by Daniel Burnham's call for action:

"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency."

Celebrating its past service to Chicago and helping to lay the groundwork for making no little plans in the next century are distinguished guests:

The Honorable Samir Mayekar

Deputy Mayor of Chicago

Theodore R. Krause

Department Head and Theme Leader

Argonne National Laboratory

Marshall Schmitt

President, Rotary Club of Chicago

This is a once-in-a-life time event. Save the date, register today at Contact Karl Buschmann at

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