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Chicago Southland Convention And Visitors Bureau

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After 10 years, congrats to Cal-Sag Trail Coalition

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After 10 years, congrats to Cal-Sag Trail Coalition

A new 3.7 million-square-foot all-natural health club started construction recently and promises free access to the 1.5 million people who live within 15 minutes of it.

June 18, 2014 1:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lansing strong, getting stronger

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lansing strong, getting stronger

Lansing is moving in the right direction, getting stronger day by day.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland hospitality efforts paying off

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland hospitality efforts paying off

The value of tourism in Illinois is over $1 billion of direct spending by the 100 million visitors this past year. The tourism industry added 6,700 jobs, with one in 10 jobs directly or indirectly related to tourism. Tourism means business for Illinois.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB announes 2013 award winners and Southland Stars of the Industry

Chicago Southland CVB announes 2013 award winners and Southland Stars of the Industry

Jen Hoelzle, deputy director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism, talks about tourism in the state of Illinois during the Chicago Southland CVB's annual meeting and luncheon on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center in Matteson.

September 25, 2013 3:46 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Investing in tourism makes dollars and sense

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Investing in tourism makes dollars and sense

What economic engine could you activate in your community with a $6 return per $1 investment and in the meantime create something local residents also would enjoy? Invest in tourism.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide now available

The 2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide will help you head in the right direction for fun with 80 colorful pages including several tours, trails and other getaway ideas. The free guide is available by calling the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau toll-free at (888) 895-8233,…

February 19, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago Southland CVB Achieves Destination Marketing Reaccreditation

LANSING | The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recently achieved reaccreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program for 2012-2016 through Destination Marketing Association International, the world’s largest association of destination marketing organization…

January 16, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB awards $5,370 for tourism promotion

Chicago Southland CVB awards $5,370 for tourism promotion

LANSING | The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded $5,370 to the First Midwest Half Marathon for tourism promotion.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Hospitality industry pumps dollars into economy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Hospitality industry pumps dollars into economy

I was speaking with a young banker at a recent networking event, when I asked him, “How long have you been in the hospitality industry?”

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago tourism official: City, suburbs must work together

Chicago tourism official: City, suburbs must work together

OAK LAWN, Ill. | When Bruce Rauner, a principal of a venture capital firm, first took over the chairmanship of a group that promotes Chicago-area tourism, he couldn’t get over just how little money was spent on marketing the city to out-of-towners.

October 17, 2012 2:41 pm Photos

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Choose Chicago chairman addresses Chicago Southland CVB on Oct. 17

LANSING | Bruce V. Rauner, chairman of Choose Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, is the keynote speaker for Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero…

September 26, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB awards $12K for tourism promotion

Chicago Southland CVB awards $12K for tourism promotion

From left, Oak Forest Deputy Fire Chief Charley Sopko, Chicago Southland CVB Marketing Manager Kim Kislowski, and Chicago Southland CVB President/CEO Jim Garrett hold up a check for $1,674 at the Chicago Southland CVB offices. The money was used for the recent National Firefighter Combat Cha…

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB awards $12K for tourism promotion

Chicago Southland CVB awards $12K for tourism promotion

LANSING | The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded $12,000 to four local municipalities and nonprofits for events in the Chicago Southland region through its Local Tourism Matching Grant program. The four grant recipients are:

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Southland convention bureau official earns tourism's highest designation

Southland convention bureau official earns tourism's highest designation

LANSING | Mary Patchin, director of sales for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently earned her Certified Destination Management Executive designation (CDME) through Destination Marketing Association International. The CDME is the highest educational achievement in …

August 20, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB awards $21K for tourism promotion

Chicago Southland CVB awards $21K for tourism promotion

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University in University Park has received a tourism grant from the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. Pictured from left are Sally Schlesinger, executive vice president of the CVB, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Director a…

April 04, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB awards $21K for tourism promotion

Chicago Southland CVB awards $21K for tourism promotion

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is a recipient of a tourism grant from the Chicago Southland CVB. Pictured, from left, are Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Recreation Supervisor Keith Jones, Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Vice President Sally Schlesinger an…

April 04, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago Southland CVB awards $21K for tourism promotion

Chicago Southland CVB awards $21K for tourism promotion

LANSING | The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded $21,000 to seven local municipalities and nonprofits for upcoming events in the Chicago Southland region through its Local Tourism Matching Grant program.

April 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago Southland CVB to host tourism grant writing workshop

LANSING | The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has given out more than $29,000 already this year, and the next opportunity to apply for the Local Tourism Marketing Grant program is coming soon.

March 29, 2012 5:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Signs of light at end of dark financial tunnel

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Signs of light at end of dark financial tunnel

It seems there might be light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the hard economic times of the last few years, community leaders are feeling optimistic by early signs that we are leaving those days behind.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
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