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Meet Chicago Northwest wins Best Convention & Visitors Bureau in Chicagoland – Recognized at the Illinois Meeting and Events Magazine Best Of 2016 event

Best Of Illinois Meetings & Events Winner 2016-2017Schaumburg, IL (May 17, 2017) Meet Chicago Northwest is excited to announce they have been named the Best Convention & Visitors Bureau in Chicagoland by the readers of Illinois Meetings and Events magazine. Each year, the magazine asks its readership to vote for the best venues, hotels, conference centers, attractions and convention and visitors bureaus in the meetings and events industry in Illinois. “The annual Best of Illinois awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game.” according to the Illinois Meetings and Events website (

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Meet Chicago Northwest was honored with the award of Best Convention & Visitors Bureau in Chicagoland during the Best of Illinois 2016 event at Rock Bottom Brewery in Chicago. They were thrilled to have the Executive Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, Cory Jobe, present the award to them.

“The Meet Chicago Northwest region is the second largest center of economic activity for the State of Illinois. This achievement signifies the prominence of the tourism and meeting industry and the devotion of all partners of Meet Chicago Northwest.” said Andy-John Kalkounos, Chairman of Meet Chicago Northwest and Owner of Chicago Prime Restaurants. “This award recognizes the contributions of Dave Parulo and his staff who work tirelessly to enhance the industry’s impact on the region and the State of Illinois.”

Meet Chicago Northwest would also like to congratulate their partners who were nominated for top spots including: Topgolf, Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Tasty Catering and Windy City Limo.

About Meet Chicago Northwest
Meet Chicago Northwest is the official destination marketing organization for the Chicago Northwest region. Meet Chicago Northwest represents eight communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago including Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale. The Chicago Northwest area is home to 65 hotels and more than 10,000 sleeping rooms as well as the 97,000 sq. ft. Schaumburg Convention Center. We proudly promote the hotels, restaurants and attractions in these communities to make a positive economic impact through tourism and conventions.

Media Contact
Dave Parulo, President


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