Why Food & Beverage?
The size and breadth of the food & beverage industry in Chicagoland make it a critical piece of a growing and vital local economy.
It takes all kinds
The magic of CFBN happens when diverse food industry professionals collaborate in one room. Our membership represents the city and suburbs, large international manufacturers, mid-sized regional brands, small startups, ingredient companies, agricultural inputs and food- adjacent companies including banking and finance firms, law offices, marketing companies, and consultants.
To leverage the power of the food & beverage industry in Chicagoland to grow the industry and the local economy. We bring industry players together, provide a forum for collaboration and support, and better connect the 4,500 companies in the industry across Chicagoland to drive innovation and growth in the region. We’re like an Industry Association, but with a higher purpose to address big issues like employment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood revitalization.