Marcel Media's Kelly Cutler to Lead Chicago Entrepreneurs’ Organization

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First woman elected to rein the Windy City’s young entrepreneurs group.

“It is my distinct honor to lead the Chicago Chapter of EO. This organization has been a key to our business’ growth and success. It will be a remarkable opportunity to assume this role and give something back to those who have helped me", stated Cutler.

Marcel Media, an interactive marketing firm, announced today that its co-founder and CEO, Kelly Cutler, has been named president-elect of the Chicago Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is the premier peer-to-peer global community for young entrepreneurs celebrating its 13th year of providing networking, education and resources to business owners across the globe. Co-founding Marcel Media in 2003 with colleague and fellow EO member Ben Swartz, Cutler will become the first woman entrepreneur to lead the Chicago Chapter of EO since its charter in 1994.

EO members come from all walks of life and run companies of every type and structure – 7,300+ in over 120 chapters in 42 countries, with an average age of 40. The global organization is known for embracing the young, adventurous spirit of its membership worldwide.

At age 35, Cutler is in her fourth year of membership and is representative of EO’s young, adventurous spirit. Celebrating seven years leading Marcel Media to success in the world of interactive marketing, Kelly Cutler and her firm were among the first to introduce search engine optimization and online marketing services to the business community. “It is my distinct honor to lead the Chicago Chapter of EO. This organization has been a key to our business’ growth and success. It will be a remarkable opportunity to assume this role and give something back to those who have helped me", stated Cutler. “Marcel Media has grown significantly in size and we have achieved many of our goals as a result of the EO experience. The valuable resources, expert speakers and networking provided by EO have had a large impact on our company."

The EO Chicago Chapter recently had an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of local, family owned electronics giant Abt Electronics. The chapter frequently features high-profile speakers during its monthly chapter and regional meetings, hosting such recent notables as Jack Daly, Cameron Herald and Jack Welch. In the coming year under Cutler’s direction, the chapter plans to gain unprecedented access to locations such as the new Tesla electric car dealership, Ravinia and The Second City. Cutler is focused on bringing the Chicago members an extraordinary opportunity to learn and grow their businesses, in the true entrepreneurial spirit that EO represents.

In addition to networking and peer-to-peer education within the Chicago business community, EO members have the opportunity to meet, learn and exchange with members from around the world at its annual conference. This year’s gathering will be held in May in New Orleans, LA. Further, the organization regularly hosts multi-day learning forums, or “Universities” where members can learn from a variety of nations and industries worldwide. Upcoming Universities include April in Orange County, California, featuring keynote speakers Richard Branson and Guy Kawasaki.

About Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - for entrepreneurs only - is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,300 business owners in 42 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.

About Marcel Media
Marcel Media is an Inc. 5000 ranked, Chicago-based, strategic interactive advisory firm that specializes in search engine marketing, web development and custom web integration, social networking, and online marketing. Since 2003, Marcel Media has worked with clients such as Ryland Homes, Hub International and NorthShore University HealthSystem to achieve their online marketing goals, delivering award-winning campaigns. For more information visit: marcelmedia.com or call Kristina Campos at 312.255.8044.

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