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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Sports Market Manager

By published February 13, 2020


Lansing, Ill. – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Isaac Washburn as the new Sports Market Manager.

Washburn, originally from Gaylord, Michigan, attended Grand Valley State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Leadership. Washburn has a wide range of experience working with various sports organizations in western Michigan, including extensive experience in event planning and management. He has worked with the State Games of America, Transplant Games of America and the State Games of Michigan. Washburn also has experience with coaching, video analysis and operations from his years of working with several different hockey teams and organizations.

“I am extremely excited to move to the Chicago Southland region and work alongside the terrific staff at the Visit Chicago Southland to promote and drive economic impact for a region that has so much to offer,” Washburn said. “The Chicago Southland has hosted a number of impressive sporting events and I am excited to continue that work. I am impressed with the variety of venues available in the area, and I look forward to working with them to bring new events and tournaments that will have a positive impact on the communities and individuals within the Chicago Southland region.”

“We are thrilled to have Isaac join us here at the Visit Chicago Southland,” said Jim Garrett, President/CEO. “Isaac is a very talented and hard-working individual who will make an excellent member of our CVB team.”

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

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