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Choose Chicago Chairman Addresses Chicago Southland CVB Annual Meeting October 17 at Oak Lawn Hilton
New Strategic Plan to be Discussed
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, Wednesday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn, IL.

Rauner, Chairman of Choose Chicago and a principal of private equity at venture capital firm GTCR, was named the 2008 Philanthropist of the Year for the Chicago Association of Fundraising Professionals. A Chicago native, he has served as Chairman of Choose Chicago since July 2010. Rauner received a degree in economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Were excited to have Bruce Rauner as the keynote speaker for our Annual Meeting, said Jim Garrett, President/CEO of the Chicago Southland CVB. His experience in tourism, economic development, and job creation make his thoughts valuable as we begin our new strategic plan which will drive the hospitality industry of the Chicago Southland down a path of increased economic development and more heads in beds.

The Annual Meeting on October 17 starts off with a reception and networking at 11:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon and program at Noon. The event concludes promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Garrett will report on the programs and accomplishments of the Chicago Southland CVB during the past fiscal year and the new strategic plan that was adopted by the CVBs Board of Directors. He will also announce the winners of the CVBs annual hospitality awards and the Chicago Southland Stars of the Industry Awards that recognizes outstanding hotel employees in six separate categories.

Tickets are $35.00 per person before October 10th or $40.00 per person the day of the event. Tables of ten are $300. Reservations are available by going to www.Bit.ly/2012annualmeeting. For additional information about the Chicago Southland CVBs Annual Meeting and Luncheon, please call 708-895-8200.

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