Awards & Recognitions
In the March edition of Smart Meeting magazine, Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Vice President of Sales, Mary Patchin, was named a 2023 Smart Women in Meetings Award winner in the Industry Leader category. The award was announced in conjunction with the start of Women’s History Month.
In the June edition of Smart Meetings magazine, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau was named one of the best Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Destination Marketing Organizations (CVB/DMO) in the United States.
Sports Destination Management recognized the 2019 Toyota USA National Juniors & Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. The championships were held at four different locations in the Chicago Southland, including the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) in New Lenox. The tournament featured 57 teams with more than 500 adaptive athletes participating. The event used a total of 19 hotels throughout the Chicago Southland and generated 1,300 hotel room nights over the course of three days.
In April 2018, the South-Southwest Suburban United Way awarded the Chicago Southland CVB with the first ever Community Award for their involvement and work with the April Food Day event.
In 2015, the marketing department descended upon Bloomington, Ind. for the annual Travel Media Showcase conference with one goal in mind: to get as many travel writers excited and inspired to visit the Chicago Southland as humanly possible. What they did not expect was to be met with overwhelmingly positive reviews about the staff and destination, only to be recognized with the 2015 Journalist Choice Award.
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