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Algonquin Commons Wins Second Annual Cornerstone Award

02/27/2008 – Algonquin Commons has been awarded the 2007 Cornerstone Award by the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The award was created to recognize the partner who best exemplifies the meaning of the Bureau’s Partnership Program from the previous year.

“We call it the Cornerstone Award because we believe a great foundation is needed to build an excellent Bureau.” states Brent Edwards, Director of Marketing for the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (EACVB). “Our partners are our strength, our foundation, and Algonquin Commons is a great example for our partnership program.” continued Edwards.

Jim Pratt, Property Manager, of Algonquin Commons was on hand to accept the second annual Cornerstone Award during the 4th Annual Partnership Open House held at the Bureau’s office.

“Jim Pratt has proven time and time again that he will dedicate his time and energies to ensure the success of the Bureau”, states Kimberly Bless, President and CEO for the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Pratt initiates and participates on sales calls to help secure new members; sits on the Board of Directors for the EACVB; Chairs the Community Advisory committee for the Bureau and supports the Bureau through Sponsorships and advertising. Pratt was also instrumental in helping the CVB develop better itineraries in order to attract motorcoach travel to the region. Jim Pratt has always offered a helping hand to every member of the Bureau’s team. When Pratt signed on as a partner he hit the ground running, ready to jump in and help anyway he could.

Congratulations to Jim Pratt and Algonquin Commons!

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 for more information.

Media Contact:
Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
77 Riverside Drive
Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 217-5362 or (847) 695-7540

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