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Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Creates Online Video Web Series

08/26/2008 – Potential visitors from all over the country, and world for that matter, can now see a preview of the great things to see and do in Chicagoland’s Northern Fox River Valley.

Brent Edwards, Director of Marketing for the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (EACVB), has armed himself with a digital camera, tri-pod, and microphone to interview partners of the EACVB and give the viewers a taste and flavor of the Fox River Valley and all it has to offer. “Viewers want to see first-hand what there is to do in the region they are about to visit, these videos give them a personal tour of attractions, accommodations, shopping venues, dining options and more.” states Edwards. “The videos are light and fun but also extremely educational and interesting.” continues Edwards.

Edwards attended an educational conference in January of 2008 where the major discussion was related to the next phase of the internet. “Video, video, video, was the overwhelming subject of the conference and it being the leader of the new social networking onslaught. I wanted our Bureau to stay ahead of the curve so we are moving forward by adding these videos to our already award winning website.” states Edwards. You can find the first three installments of the many videos to come at

The EACVB also uploads the videos to for further exposure and promotion of their partners.

The videos already online feature the Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built Muirhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in Hampshire; The Elgin Public Museum and Lords Park Zoo located in Elgin; and the Hemmens Cultural Centre in downtown Elgin. A video featuring the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL has already been uploaded to and will be making its way the very soon.

Updating the videos will be done on a quarterly basis so visit the website often to view the latest video series.

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 Chicagolands 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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