Monday, November 19, 2012

Submit Your Event for 2013!

Did you know you can list an event open to the public on our calendar? We list list visitor friendly events held within Kankakee County, open to the public and of interest to potential visitors from 50 miles away or greater.

These events include, but are not limited to: festivals, public sporting events, concerts, theatre, dance, cultural facilities with ongoing programs, such as museums and art galleries etc.

We are unable to list business meetings, classes, educational workshops, most fundraisers, pet adoptions, political rallies, garage sales, retail/restaurant sales, religious services and membership events.

All submission forms must be filled out entirely, including description of event and contact information. Forms with blank entry fields or no description will not be processed for posting.

All events will be approved or denied by CVB staff within in 72 hours. The KCCVB reserves the right to edit and publish event submissions at their discretion.

Posting minimum deadlines (for events meeting the requirements above):
  • 14 Days before the event: to be listed on the KCCVB calendar of events. Meeting this deadline may also include social media postings, weekly email newsletter and weekly flyer distributed to hotels.
  • 6 weeks before the event: for items above and inclusion in monthly email newsletter.
  • 3 months before the event: for items above and submission to Enjoy IL website (subject to their approval).
  • 6-12 months before the event: For items above and possible inclusion in printed materials by KCCVB and Enjoy IL (subject to their approval)
You can still make it in our calendar of events if you submit prior to November 30, 2012. Happy posting!

Monday, November 5, 2012

How to be a Super Planner!

You may not be a real superhero, but you can look like a super planner when you host your next meeting in Kankakee County, Illinois. Experience an incredible selection of meeting venues with outstanding amenities and affordable rates only an hour south of Chicago. Contact us at for more information on bringing your next meeting to Kankakee County.
Meeting planner services offered by the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
  • Assist in choosing a property to compliment your event and submit a request for proposal.
  • Provide a pre-convention familiarization tour of Kankakee County.
  • Furnish quantities of the current Visitor Guide during or prior to, your event.
  • Information table with area brochures, maps, and information.
  • Events that are "open to the public", may be posted on our website.
  • Complementary convention bags for events with overnight bookings.
  • Help promote your event by sending press releases to local media.
  • Provide name badges, welcome banners, or signage for events of 100+ with overnight bookings.
  • Arrange a greeting from a local official.
  • Registration assistance for groups of 100 or more