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Chicago Southland CVB awards $7,500 to Village of Matteson
Grant will help promote Matteson Family Days
Lansing, IL  The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded $7,500 through the CVBs Local Tourism Matching Grant Program to help promote the upcoming Matteson Family Days June 29-30, 2012, near the Matteson Village Hall.

The event will be formatted for family fun and will include The Great 8K Race on June 29th, entertainment for families, and a trackless train. The grant from the Chicago Southland CVB will cover a portion of the cost to advertise this event on Radio Disney, reaching families across the Chicagoland area and beyond.

The CVBs Local Tourism Matching Grant Program is a great way to maximize our marketing reach to benefit the region, said Jim Garrett, CDME, President/CEO, Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. Matteson Family Days is a great example of the many festivals and events here in the Chicago Southland.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau developed the Local Tourism Marketing Grant program in 1991, and since the programs inception has awarded over $880,000 in grants to assist not-for-profits and municipalities in promoting their events and attractions. Annually, the Bureau can award up to $46,000 in five grant cycles. For information about the Local Tourism Marketing Grant program, call the Chicago Southland CVB at 708-895-8200 or visit the CVB website, www.visitchicagosouthland.com/about_grant.cfm.

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