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Sport Destination Management honored Chicago Southland CVB
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June 12, 2018
Two Honors for Chicago Southland CVB by Sports Destination Management


Lansing, Ill. – Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored in the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards announced by Sports Destination Management (SDM). The Chicago Southland was awarded Favorite Destination for Community Engagement as well as Favorite Destination for Accessibility. Sports Destination Management is the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market.

Sports and tourism play a major role in bringing the Chicago Southland’s 63 communities together
and the interaction results in a better quality of life. The Chicago Southland CVB recognizes this and prides itself on working with sports events from beginning to end. The Chicago Southland’s convenientproximity to downtown Chicago and access to several interstates just minutes from Midway and O’Hare International Airports, makes getting to and from events a breeze. Interstates 55, 57, 80, 94, 294 and 355 serve the Chicago Southland so it is easily reachable, no matter what direction an attendee is
coming from.

Jim Garrett, President/CEO of the Chicago Southland CVB stated “Our region offers the best in accessibility, hospitality and our communities go out of their way to make people feel at home. We are a destination that is easy to access as well as being easy on the wallet.”

Information on the individual winners is detailed in a special feature published in the May/June 2018 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.

2018 Reader’s Choice Awards (Full List of Winners)



The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for leisure, meetings and conventions, group tour and sports events. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

 Loren Petrakis-Mueller - Communications Manager

2304 173rd Street   Lansing, IL 60438

Phone: 708-895-8200 Fax: 708-895-8288 Toll-free: 888-895-8233



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