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The age old question always rings true, “what’s in it for me?” When you partner with the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau you not only get promoted at over 30 industry trade shows, flaunted all over social media and talked up to every travel writer in the country, you get a remarkably resilient team that cares for the success of your business. Why wait? Sign up today!

How Tourism Benefits You & Your Business

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the region’s official destination management and marketing organization, responsible for aggressively promoting and selling the entire Chicago Southland as a meeting, convention, group tour, sports and leisure travel destination. Without the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, our region would not have the focused attention on attracting tourism dollars that it has now.

For your membership investment, you can reap the benefits of those tourism dollars. Your investment gives your business listings in our annual Visitors Guide and, where applicable, other specialty publications including the Festivals & Events Guide, Coupon Book and others. Our destination web site, VisitChicagoSouthland.com, also lists your business with links to your own site, and provides an area where you can offer visitors coupons or discounts on your product or service.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to network with other businesses through our networking functions; learn more about the tourism and hospitality industries and visit with your peers at our Annual Membership Awards Luncheon, and have your brochures and promotional information placed at our Visitor Information Center at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis on I-80/294.

Plus, as a member, you benefit from our ongoing community and national advertising campaigns, our aggressive public relations campaign and our quarterly membership newsletter.


"Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has been a great support to the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn by promoting our nonprofit organization as a destination for families who visit the area. This membership has been a valuable marketing tool."

-- Adam Woodworth, Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

"The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is so enthusiastic to help businesses in the Chicago Southland. They always take time for and make members' needs important. The entire staff is dedicated to servicing their members!"

-- Annie Byrne, Southland Center

"I just wanted to express my gratitude and tell you how much I enjoyed working with you all. After 20+ years, I am amazed at the passion and energy you still bring with you every day. A testament to great leadership - Jim. Thank you for your support of both of my businesses and for everything that you do for the Chicago Southland. I have nothing but admiration of your team."

-- Chris Paliga, former owner of Bohemian Joe's & Hollywood Park

Membership Benefits

Membership in the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau gives you a winning edge in the competitive tourism industry. Join today. We look forward to having you as a member.

Your business is included in the following CSCVB publications:

  • Visitors Guide
  • Web site: VisitChicagoSouthland.com
  • Coupon Book (optional)
  • Festivals & Events Guide (if applicable)
  • Travelers Map
  • Specialty Guides & Brochures (if applicable)
  • Online Interactive Map (if applicable)
  • Social Media
  • Quarterly Membership Newsletter

Publication Distribution

The Chicago Southland Visitors Guide is distributed at the following outlets:

  • Chicago Southland Hotels
  • Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis on I-80/294
  • Select Illinois and Indiana Visitor Information Centers
  • Member Businesses
  • Village Halls
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • State Information Centers
  • Trade Shows
  • Midway & O’Hare Airports
  • Train Stations
  • Shopping Malls

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