Giving Them Something to Talk About

Thank you to all our clients who have chosen Meet Chicago Northwest to host their meetings and events! We look forward to continuing our relationship.

“Carlos was great at reaching out and discussing my hotel options and any incentives. He was pro-active with following up to make sure I needed anything, and took great care of my clients during the site visit. Meet Chicago Northwest will exceed your expectations. Be sure to explore what they have to offer, as this area of Chicago is a great option for those can’t be or prefer not to be downtown.”
Claudia Aubuchon

“Mecum Auctions appreciates the guidance and support provided by Meet Chicago Northwest, the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, and its partners to help grow our collector-car auction in Chicago. Our customers benefit from the amenities and conveniences of the hotel, convention center, and the surrounding community and Mecum Auctions has a partner to help grow our business.”
Sam Murtaugh
Mecum Auctions, Inc.

“Schaumburg is a great fit for us – it’s affordable, everything is convenient, public transportation is efficient, and it offers a great selection of art, music, shops, restaurants, and activities. – Meet Chicago Northwest made my job MUCH easier.
You listened and made suggestions that were often just what we needed. I especially appreciate that you asked other CVB staff for input and passed on ideas and opinions. I would love to work with you again!”

Dana Free
Nevus Outreach

“There were several reasons why we chose Schaumburg for our new trade show: easy access (versus the city), free parking, more affordable hotels & restaurants (versus the city); for our exhibitors: more affordable exhibit space, services, furnishings and “open shop” (versus “union only” in the city). The Renaissance is a newer, upscale, classy, comfortable and “green” facility that fits well with our industry!”
Terre Houte
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
(ILCA gathers landscape professionals to their premier show: iLandscape. iLandscape is proud to be named one of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50!)


“GWN Dragon Boat has been lucky to call Meet Chicago Northwest a partner for four years. From the initial stages of finding a venue, through to the marketing and development of our annual event, the team at Meet Chicago Northwest has taken an active role in assisting us. The services and insight they provide make them a valuable addition to our team and have elevated our path to success. The Meet Chicago Northwest team provides first-rate services for a world-class market.”
Aaron Soroka
GWN Dragon Boat, Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
(GWN DRAGON BOAT is North America’s premier dragon boat brand, and proud to be recognized by the industry as its most experienced event producer.)


“Our statewide association needed a great location at affordable prices for our 2016 annual conference and Tom Dahlquist listened carefully to what I needed and then provided me with some great options. My board president and I were able to see several hotels, one after the other in one afternoon, because MCNW lined up the visits and everybody was waiting for us. We’re delighted to be going to Schaumburg for our annual conference next year.”
Ed Wojcicki
Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
(The group brings in top police officials in the entire State of Illinois.)


“Our attendees, spouses and special guests definitely took advantage of the great restaurants and shopping opportunities available in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. The region has a number of great restaurant and shopping options for people traveling from around the world. Couple this with great hotel options and the region is a stellar option for a getaway weekend.”
Greg Sparks
(This group brings together enthusiasts who enjoy miniature war gaming.)


“The friendly and experienced professionals at MEET Chicago Northwest knew where to ‘aim us’ to address our planning needs. That advice and interaction saved us lots of time on research and negotiation. They also helped promote the event with information specific to our audience. MEET Chicago Northwest provided hotel and transportation information and contacts; suggestion and initial contacts with “collateral vendors” for board and leadership dinners and fundraising events; promotional advice and materials. Groups considering the Chicago area should use MEET Chicago Northwest to learn about viable –more affordable – options. There are hundreds of quality opportunities in the Woodfield Mall area to make attendance financially attractive – yet still allowing for ventures into the heart of the city for those so inclined.”
Bill Schilling
Delta Sigma Pi

“The Meet Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau is AMAZING! Melinda and her team are a fantastic help in all aspects of the event contracting process. They are available and eager to help from the earliest stages, and are a great resource for sending out our RFP, consolidating hotel responses, following up when needed and helping to pull all of the final details together. They are personal and informative and put a lot of heart felt effort into making sure the event attendees are both familiar with the area and have a great time while they are in town. We are so happy to be regularly working with their team and truly love handling events in the Chicago Northwest area!”
April LaFramboise
Team Travel Source
(TEAM TRAVEL SOURCE LLC, is a housing company offering Sports Tournament Organizers, Team Managers and Event Planners of all types of events.)


“Meet Chicago Northwest set us up with multiple hotel options and all were what we desired. Schaumburg was a great fit for us and we would urge anyone who was hosting a similar event to consider contacting you for your assistance.”
Ken Rober
Braeside Family Reunion

“It has so much to offer in a prime location, with easy access to transportation, the airport and downtown Chicago! We have a great partnership with the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and they are a first class venue with a first class staff! We are very pleased with the partnership! We recommend many of the area business for our Members.. such as; Mario Tricoci, the Woodfield Mall, many restaurants and local businesses. We have also coordinated trips to downtown Chicago as well. It is a great location for our Chicago Shoe Markets and for the Members and Retailers that attend our shows!”
Bernice VanBuhler
Windy City Shoe Travelers

“We needed a venue for our Board Meeting dinner and so many fine suggestions were presented for us to choose from. Meet Chicago Northwest staff stopped by our hotel and dropped off materials that we could hand out to our guests! They were pleasant and willing to help to make our event the best it could be!”
Grayce Albanese
Investment Casting Institute

Your Sales Pros

Pam Hailey, Director of Sales

Pam Hailey Director of Sales

Market served: Fraternal - Non Greek; Diversity (Including Greek); Cultural/Heritage

Mario Farfan - Account Executive

Mario Farfan Account Executive

Markets Served: Professional Association; For-Profit Trade Shows

Melinda Garritano

Melinda Garritano Senior Account Executive

Markets Served: Sports and Competitions (includes competitions of all kinds), Education, Religious, Greek

Christina Nied - Account Executive

Christina Nied Account Executive

Markets served: Corporate, Hobby, Group Tour