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 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.


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


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

Our Lines

It is our goal to represent the finest manufacturing companies who carry unique products and maintain a reputation for outstanding quality, as well as the sales representatives and specifiers who sell their product.

Expansive selection of indoor/outdoor furniture

Indoor and outdoor restaurant furniture products

Wide selection of outdoor chairs, tables and lounge items stocked in PA.

Auto-adjusting table bases and signature FLAT equalizers

Industry leader in bedding support products for the hospitality industry

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

Wooden commercial & restaurant furniture

Hand-crafted and American-made wood furniture

Handmade, customizable restaurant tables

German porcelain and bone china. Stainless steel silverware and hollowware

German porcelain china

Contemporary tableware & unique glazed stoneware traditionally crafted in France

Renewable & sustainable disposable containers & tableware

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

Hotel and restaurant dinnerware and glassware

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

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

Virtually unbreakable polycarbonate beverageware and tableware

Upscale disposable tableware

U.S. manufacturer of cookware

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

High quality silicone cookware, bakeware & kitchenware

Copper and stainless-steel cookware and tableware

Commercial Coffee & Tea Brewers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact Us

1545 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

+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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