Trusted in the Industry

We work closely with restauranteurs, chefs, dealers, designers, and ultimate end-users of our product lines to ensure that they receive the best service, quality, and follow-through on their orders. We pride ourselves on all aspects of customer service, realizing that our own success depends on the level of service which we provide.


Furniture

We got you covered, from restaurant dining tables and chairs to hotel room, patios, conference room, booth and banquette seating.

Table Top

Let us help add that extra flair to your table top presentation, from fine china, glassware, and silverware to unique presentation pieces.

Culinary

A chef's best friend is their quality cookware and tools. We offer products that include: pots, pans, utensils, time and temperature equipment.

Buffet

Show off your hotel or restaurant food presentations with buffetware, carts, and drink service items.

Our Lines

Our goal has always been to represent the finest manufacturing companies that have both unique products and a reputation for outstanding quality are of utmost importance, as well as the sales representatives and specifiers who sell our product lines.


Customizable banquet and restaurant furniture

www.mtsseating.com

Expansive selection of indoor/outdoor furniture

www.garproducts.com

American's leading manufacturer of all-weather furniture

www.amtradeco.com

Manufacturer of all-weather hospitality and outdoor furniture furniture

www.artiehospitality.com

Auto-adjusting table bases and signature FLAT equalizers

www.flattech.com

Industry leader in bedding support products for the hospitality industry

www.hollywoodbed.com

Outdoor living furniture for cafe, bars, resorts, and lodging

www.homecrest.com

Customizable banquet furniture including portable power and induction heating

www.lwbanquestfurniture.com

Wooden commercial & restaurant furniture

www.olddominionfurniture.com

Handmade, customizable restaurant tables

www.tabledesigns.com

German porcelain and bone china. Stainless steel silverware and hollowware

www.arthurkrupp.com

German porcelain china

www.arzberg-porzellan.com

Contemporary tableware & unique glazed stoneware traditionally crafted in France

www.jarsceramistes.com

Renewable & sustainable disposable containers & tableware

www.kanaknaturals.com

Handmade Mexican glassware, hammered luxury stainless steel, and rustic stoneware

www.oriontrading.com

Hotel and restaurant dinnerware and glassware

www.rosenthal-hotel-restaurant.com

Stainless steel and silver-plated flatware, buffetware, hollowware, trolleys, and serving trays

www.hotel.sambonet.it

Tableware collection with a core philosophy of accessibility, quality, and design

www.serax.com

Virtually unbreakable polycarbonate beverageware and tableware

www.strahlbeverageware.com

Upscale disposable tableware

www.tablemateusa.com

U.S. manufacturer of cookware

www.all-clad.com

Thermometers, timers, and scales

www.cdnkitchen.com

High-quality ceramic cookware, bakeware, tableware, and counter-ware

www.emilehenryusa.com

High quality silicone cookware, bakeware & kitchenware

www.lekueusa.com

Copper and stainless-steel cookware and tableware

www.mauvielusa.com

Commercial Coffee & Tea Brewers

www.newcocoffee.com

Culinary equipment, cookware, utensils, pastry and baking supplies, and buffetware

www.world-cuisine.com

About Us

​JMA Marketing represents a number of manufacturers in both the hospitality and contract furnishings industries. Incorporated in 2004 as John Manson & Associates, we proudly serve Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana.
We've had the pleasure of working with some of Chicago's and the nation's finest restaurants and hotels who have selected dinnerware, flatware, furniture and accessories from offerings on display in our 2500 sq. foot Wicker Park showroom.


John Manson

Principal, Head of Sales

John is a lifelong, 4th generation Chicagoan who has been in the Foodservice and Hospitality Sales industry since 1986. After graduating from the University Of Illinois Chicago with a marketing degree, John worked as a sales representative with the largest restaurant supply and equipment distributor in the country for 8 years, followed by 2 years as an Equipment and Supply Specialist for the largest foodservice distributor in the U.S. In 1996 he joined a Manufacturers' Representative firm, becoming their VP of Sales and later a partner. He established his own firm, John Manson & Associates (JMA Marketing), in 2004 and opened his showroom in a renovated industrial building the following December in Chicago's bustling Wicker Park neighborhood.
John is the proud father of two grown daughters, and now resides in the near north suburbs with his wife Liz. He enjoys spending his weekend time with food & wine, gardening, and restoring his vintage home.

john@johnmanson.com

Cara Anderson

Design/Sales Specialist

Cara has been in Chicago for 12 years, during which she has gained experience on both the design and sales side of the industry. With a B.A. in Merchandising & Marketing, she has further developed her inherent skillset of design and business acumen by styling properties and merchandising showrooms throughout the city. She grew a passion for the hospitality sector while working at a design studio which also represented custom furniture, lighting, and textiles lines. Cara loves being able to help bring design ideas to life and is thrilled to be part of the JMA team.
In her spare time, Cara stays current with the newest restaurant and bar design trends – from small, boutique spots to large, multi-functional venues. When she isn’t scouting the latest happenings in Chicago, you can find her out running on the lakefront.

cara@johnmanson.com

Natalie Marshall

Office & Showroom Manager

Natalie made the move to Chicago from Michigan in the fall of 2010 to attend the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago where she graduated with a B.A. in Fashion Marketing and Management. During her education she interned aside the Creative Director of a popular menswear boutique in Chicago, building and creating visual content for their ecommerce site. She attributes this experience for her critical eye and attention to detail. Natalie grew a great passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry through her 4 years with Lettuce Entertain You and has expanded her knowledge wonderfully since joining the JMA team in 2015.
Natalie enjoys spending most of her time in the kitchen—preferably with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a kitchen table full of friends! She currently resides in Chicago's North Center neighborhood with her husband and their dog, Holiday.

natalie@johnmanson.com

Lisa Christensen

Assistant Showroom Manager

Lisa is a native Chicagoan who has been with the JMA team part-time for a total of 2 years. After studying Studio Arts with a concentration in printmaking, she developed an eclectic background producing lithographic materials before becoming a commercial screen printer for 4 years. Lisa has been around the hospitality sales industry all her life through her father John, and having worked at one of her favorite Mediterranean restaurants in Berwyn, IL. She's excited to move forward with JMA, where she can utilize her creative eye and work with great products in an exciting industry.
In her free time Lisa performs with her band, deejays her vinyl collection, and accumulates & sells mid-century modern vintage. She currently lives in Chicago's sunny Pilsen neighborhood with her husband and their giant cat, Lennon.

lisa@johnmanson.com

Contact Us

Have something in the works?
Message us to schedule an appointment at our Chicago showroom, request a quote or receive a manufacturer catalog.
Please fill out our form below and we will respond in 1-2 business days *


1545 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

info@johnmanson.com

+1 773 278 8260
M-F, 9am-5pm

*JMA Marketing is open to the industry only.
We do not sell directly to the public.

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