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The Haymarket Group helped bring a
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The Haymarket Group is Chicago’s premier public affairs consulting firm. Formed in 1987, it is an organization of professionals skilled and experienced in government, politics, the media, the law, community organizing, public relations and mediation.

Haymarket clients span many industries – high profile elected officials, corporations, non-profit organizations and institutions. They are united in their need to get something accomplished. Haymarket is retained by these clients to provide expertise in the areas of government relations & lobbying, economic development, community relations and campaigns and elections. The strong synergy between Haymarket’s many clients allows for mutually beneficial relationships between our clients.

Haymarket has represented elected officials at virtually every level of government in Illinois since its founding. These clients reflect the broad diversity of the greater Chicago community. Haymarket has strong connections in Chicago’s many diverse communities particularly the African-American, Hispanic and GLBT communities.

With its impressive list of clients and connections, Haymarket is frequently called upon to introduce a client to the political and community leaders in the Chicagoland area.

For over twenty-five years, Haymarket has organized grassroots campaigns for many significant metropolitan Chicago institutions, municipal authorities, utilities, social service agencies, school boards and corporations. Each of these projects has involved the complex management of issues with senior executives involving government, politics, community organizing and the media. Haymarket has:

  • Shepherded new executives and candidates through Chicago’s political scene;
  • Provided leadership training for executives to enable them to overcome a broad complex of community-based challenges;
  • Developed strategies to target specific political and community audiences; and
  • Generated coordinated support for institutional projects, elected and governmental officials, political and community leaders, neighbors and community organizations and both community and metropolitan media.

The range of clients Haymarket has represented, the diversity of Haymarket’s client base, the breadth of organizations and experience in representing elected officials give Haymarket unique advantages. Few, if any, organizations in metropolitan Chicago cross as many ethnic, racial, cultural and geographic barriers. Few organizations have been employed by so many elected officials.


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