What do PCC members do?

Every level of PCC membership provides you with discounts for PCC events, access to the complimentary Media Studio Tour series, and occasional invites to special programs. What does that translate to? Here's what we've done so far just in 2024:


Complimentary Media Studio Tours

-*NewsNation Tour featuring conversation with:

Andy Gipson, NewsNation: Rush Hour Executive Producer

Nick Smith, Morning in America National Correspondent

Kelsey Kernstine, Morning in America National Correspondent

Marni Hughes, NewsNation Live Anchor

Alex Caprariello, National Correspondent

Carla Kariott, NewsNation Live Executive Producer

-*Crain’s Chicago Business Tour featuring conversation with:

Ann Dwyer, Editor 

Jim Kirk, Publisher


Event Series

-Communicating Mental Health: Best Practices and Beyond

-*Networking at the Des Plaines Theatre

-*Networking at the Italian Village’s Bar Sotto

-Speed Pitching with the Media at Guaranteed Rate Field


Occasional Special Invite

-*Talk to PCC members about our semi-secret event in March; the event was so special we can’t put it in writing

*Indicates the event was complimentary. Member tickets for the Communicating Mental Health panel were $10.

All of these pro­grams are pro­vided through our mem­bers pro­vid­ing their time and exper­tise on the PCC Board of Direc­tors and com­mit­tees; serv­ing as speak­ers, pan­elists, and awards judges; engag­ing in our online com­mu­ni­ties and events; and much, much more.

Estab­lished in 1941, PCC and its mem­bers are Chicago’s pub­lic rela­tions com­mu­nity. If you’re not a mem­ber, we invite you to become a PCC Member today.

Member Testimonials

As someone who goes back to the old Dateline print days, I love PCC’s new email newsletter. It has just
the right amount of Club news and events, media updates and job opportunities! The writing is crisp and
succinct and the visuals enhance the reading experience. Bravo PCC!

Jill Stewart

StewComm Consulting

PCC has been my go-to organization for networking, professional development and celebrating our
industry. I encourage all my employees to take advantage of their exciting and innovative programming.

David Zapata

Zapwater Communications / 24-year Member