Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Wins Two Awards at the 2008 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
02/27/2008 – The Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded the top prize for Best Website in the State at the 2008 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The Bureau was also awarded Best Single Print Advertising in the State of Illinois. Representatives from across the State convened last week in Springfield to recognize those organizations who continue to raise the bar for innovative, forward-thinking tourism marketing practices. The winners were recognized for material produced in 2007.
“The Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau strives to create new and innovative ideas when it comes to marketing our area. We like to push the envelope with our advertising and design initiatives, and while our ultimate goal is to secure more visitors for the area, it gives us great satisfaction to see our promotional efforts recognized amongst our peers.” stated Kimberly Bless, President & CEO for the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (EACVB).
The Award Winning Website can be found at www.northernfoxrivervalley.com and was designed to allow the visitor to experience our region through a variety of photographs and information before they arrive. The website has a newly added “Photo for Fun” gallery, online virtual visitors guide, and an online booking engine that allows visitors to book accommodations right from the homepage.
Another great win for the Bureau was in the category of Single Print Advertising. The winning advertisement was designed to showcase the experience visitors will enjoy during their stay in Chicagoland’s Northern Fox River Valley. The headline, Creating Memories… was chosen to pull on the heartstrings of parents, grandparents, and best friends to consider the region for their new memories. The photographs in the winning advertisement show the fun, excitement, and summertime enjoyment everyone will experience while visiting the Elgin Area.
The EACVB has been awarded top honors eight times in the last four years, a new record for the Bureau.
The Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau serves 13 communities in Chicagoland’s Northern Fox River Valley including Bartlett, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Marengo, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, Union, and West Dundee. Our purpose is to encourage, foster, promote and stimulate conventions and tourism in Chicagoland’s Northern Fox River Valley.
Please contact us at (847) 695-7540 or at www.northernfoxrivervalley.com for more information.
Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
77 Riverside Drive
Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 217-5362 or (847) 695-7540
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