What is a Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)?

Convention and Visitors Bureaus, commonly known as CVBs, are organizations dedicated to promoting a specific destination and highlighting tourism-related activities within it. Their primary goal is to attract visitors, whether for business conventions, leisure travel, or other events, and ensure they have a fulfilling experience.

We are Meet Chicago Northwest and we love our region! While tourism is our focus, our resources and information is great for locals too!

We know what is happening in the area!

Our organization is proud to represent eight different communities; Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Rolling Meadows, Roselle and Wood Dale. We have heard the misconception that there is nothing to do here but we completely disagree! Whether it’s catching a baseball game, learning a new dish in a cooking class or enjoying a beautiful theatrical performance, you can find it in the Chicago Northwest suburbs. Following us online will keep you up to date on all the cool local happenings. Check out our events calendar!

We are planning experts!

With multiple highways, a variety of public transportation and free parking - getting around in Chicago Northwest is stress free. Our team has developed a collection of passport trails to challenge visitors and residents to explore and discover nearby spots, like our Chicago Northwest Cork & Tap Trail and Pizza Pass to name a few. Locals can also find a list of itineraries for an array of trip ideas. Romantic Getaway? Family Fun? We have suggestions for it all!

We welcome new businesses!

We share the excitement with our locals when something new moves in! Our team is committed to working with businesses to help them thrive and that together, we continue to make the Chicago Northwest suburbs a premier destination. We recognize the vital role new businesses play in enriching our area's cultural and economic landscape. We are in the know and we will let you know about your next favorite restaurant or attraction.

We Bring Cool Events to Town!

Part of what our team does is look for great events to bring to the Chicago Northwest region. The Schaumburg Convention Center is a sophisticated 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art space and hosts major affairs year-round. Our area is home to unique indoor and outdoor venues! Events bring visitors from all around the world to spend money in our communities and provide great entertainment options for residents. Almost all tournaments and events are open to spectators to enjoy. By attracting visitors, booking conventions and events, and promoting local businesses, they stimulate economic activity and create jobs, paving the way for a brighter future for their community.

Sharing Community Experience = Hometown Pride

We are the experts and ambassadors of our community! We do what we do, because we love it! When we get to promote all the neat activities and experiences that can be enjoyed in the Chicago Northwest area, it makes us proud and it will make you proud too. Connecting with us is connecting with your community. We are here to highlight the wealth of attractions and activities that lie just beyond your doorstep.

At the heart of it all, we are here to be your guides. Whether you're embarking on a scenic hike through our forestry, exploring charming downtown districts, or indulging in delectable local cuisine, we’re here to help you craft the perfect suburban adventure. Check out our events page for all things happening in the Chicago Northwest!

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