Celebrating Black History Month in the Chicago Southland
Posted on 02/07/2020 by Loren Petrakis
In 1976 President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month and each year since then it has been a time to recognize the accomplishments of African Americans and the many historical contributions they’ve made. In the Chicago Southland, there are...
Two Dozen Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season in the Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/04/2019 by Loren Petrakis
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Chicago Southland. Trees are decorated, twinkling lights are everywhere and Santa is popping in here and there to see who has been naughty or nice. Make the most of this holiday season and get in the spirit with some o...
Chicago Southland Home To Unique Meeting Facilities
Posted on 11/26/2019 by Loren Petrakis
In-the-know event planners turn to the Chicago Southland meeting facilities to lock in the ideal venue for events of all sizes and purposes. Chicago Southland offers a wide variety of traditional meeting facilities suitable to accommodate annual conventions, association or c...
Meeting Planners Finding Full-Service Facilities Desirable in Chicago Southland
Posted on 11/20/2019 by Loren Petrakis
Meeting Planners Finding Full-Service Facilities Desirable in Chicago Southland With an overwhelming amount of meeting facilities to choose from, meeting planners are on the lookout for full-service hotels offering versatile meeting space to accom...
How to Preserve Nature While Cycling
Posted on 11/18/2019 by Loren Petrakis
When cycling, you are not only helping reduce your chance of heart disease, but you are reducing your carbon footprint. Unknown to most, you can still damage the environment around you when recklessly cycling. To make sure yourself and others can enjoy these paths and trails...
2019 Turkey Trots And Fun Runs
Posted on 11/06/2019 by Loren Petrakis
TURKEY TROTTIN’ Make Plans for November Races Fall is here in full force. It’s time for hunkering inside by a fire and eating comfort food. But, it’s also time for some of that in-between weather - neither sweltering hot nor frigid...
Fall Fun in the Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/09/2019 by Loren Petrakis
It’s here. The Autumn Season. That means it’s time for cool breezes, hay rides, leaves crunching under our feet, bonfires, pumpkin patches, apple doughnuts, Halloween attractions and everything pumpkin spice. Looking to have some fall fun? Here are a few places t...
Grab A Paddle
Posted on 10/08/2019 by Loren Petrakis
The Chicago Southland has a large number of bodies of water and waterways that provide recreational opportunities during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Take advantage of the milder weather to hit the water in a rental canoe, pedal boat, rowboat or kayak to get some exe...
Chicago Southland FAMs Big Hit For Planners
Posted on 08/20/2019 by Loren Petrakis
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau aims to accommodate planners by offering a customized FAM tour of the area and its facilities any day of the year. Through FAM tours, planners are able to "familiarize" themselves with the area and plan in real...
Chicago Southland Group Tours Top Activity for Family Reunions
Posted on 07/19/2019 by Loren Petrakis
With Spring and Summer upon us, many are starting to plan their upcoming family reunions and looking towards areas like Chicago Southland. The Chicago Southland combines the perfect setting for Family Reunions, complemented by a wide variety of fun, interesting amenities. Fa...
Chicago Southland Is Popular Home of Top Sports Event Facilities
Posted on 07/15/2019 by Loren Petrakis
CVB Shows Why Chicago Southland Is Popular Home of Top Sports Event Facilities Leading sports organizers are increasingly realizing there are more Chicagoland sports facilities just outside of city limits. This gives sports planners more opportunities to enjoy t...
Enjoy Live Outdoor Concerts in the Southland this Summer
Posted on 07/01/2019 by Loren Petrakis
When the weather warms up, the entertainment moves outdoors. There are plenty of opportunities this summer to enjoy live music outside in a variety of venues. The largest of them is Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park. Their season kicked off in the spring and conti...
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