Welcome to Kankakee County, IL home of the Chicago Bears Summer Training Camp, Barn Quilts, the Kankakee River and more. The mission of the CVB is to create vibrant growth for the local economy by promoting Kankakee County as an overnight destination, increasing visitor awareness and developing a united tourism industry. Get updates on attractions and events in Kankakee County... an affordable destination just an hour south of Chicago at our website, www.visitkankakeecounty.com.
Monday, April 15, 2013
How the CVB can help you
What are some of the specific services CVBs offer planners?
·CVBs can offer unbiased information about services and facilities in the destination.
·CVBs serve as a vast information database and a one-stop shop, thus saving planners time, energy and money in the development of a meeting.
·CVBs act as a liaison between the planner and the community. For example, CVBs are aware of community events with which your meeting may beneficially coincide (like festivals or sporting events). .
·CVBs can help meeting attendees maximize their free time through the creation of pre and post-conference activities, spouse tours, and hosting of special evening events.
·CVBs can provide hotel room counts and meeting space statistics, and will keep a convention/meetings/events calendar in order to help planners avoid conflicts and/or space shortages.
Other services provided to planners include:
·Help with on-site logistics, including registration
·Auxiliary services, such as production companies, catering, transportation
·Site inspections/familiarization tours and site selection
·Speakers and local educational opportunities
·Coordination of local transportation
·Access to special venues
The overall job of a CVB is to market and sell a destination. A CVB wants every single client to be happy. It is going to do everything it can to match every client with the perfect setting and services for its meetings. The bottom line — the CVB is working for you.