Chicago Northwest Community 

Visitors Can Win Prizes While Experiencing the Northwest Suburbs’ Best Attractions, Restaurants and Retailers

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – July 17, 2023Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW) has introduced a new Passport Program to encourage visitors and local residents to explore nearby businesses, restaurants and retailers. After checking in at each location, patrons can earn points for exclusive #ChicagoNW merch, such as stickers, wine tumblers and pint glasses. The first passport program event is the Chicago Northwest Cork & Tap Trail to experience some of the area’s top bars, wineries and breweries, including Arlington Ale House in Arlington Heights, Mikerphone Brewery in Elk Grove Village, Lynfred Winery in Roselle and Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca. 

Additional passports will be launched throughout the year with new trails to check out across Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale. Individuals of all ages can join in the fun with the next Family Adventure Passport, in which local families can explore community staples like Medieval Times, coming soon.  

“These passports are such a fun way to introduce more visitors, and even residents, to all of the cool venues in the Chicago Northwest suburbs,” says Heather Larson, president and CEO of Meet Chicago Northwest. “Participants will be rewarded with awesome merch for exploring our communities’ bustling businesses. The passports are a great way to get some summer plans on the books with day trips and weekend stays. We are excited to welcome new visitors to the northwest suburbs.”

Patrons will use a digital passport, via text or email; there will be no need to download an app. When visiting participating locations, visitors can simply check-in on their phone to earn points towards earning a prize. Visitors must ensure that their location services are turned on to check-in via GPS.

To learn more about the Meet Chicago Northwest Passports and to get involved as a participant, visit  

About Meet Chicago Northwest

Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW) is a non-profit, 501c6, destination marketing organization whose mission is to promote its service area of eight communities (Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Wood Dale) for meetings, convention, sporting events, group tours and leisure visits. MCNW concentrates on direct sales and marketing programs designed to promote the area in order to increase overnight hotel stays, thereby enhancing the local economy through visitor spending. MCNW is one of 37 Illinois-certified convention bureaus and the first in the state to have achieved the prestigious DMAP Accreditation through Destinations International. For more information, visit