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Membership

Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNSCVB) is the official destination marketing organization of Chicago’s North Shore as certified by the Illinois Office of Tourism. Visitors to the area, meeting, group tour and event planners, media, and relocation services utilize the bureau to obtain information about Chicago’s North Shore. The CNSCVB markets to business and leisure visitors who shop, dine, visit attractions, attend theatre, stay overnight in hotels and make purchases from area businesses. Businesses servicing participating CNSCVB municipalities are welcome to join the CNSCVB as Members. Our Membership program brings exclusive marketing opportunities to those seeking additional sales and promotional opportunities for a very reasonable fee. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like additional information, please contact Jennifer Engel at 847-763-0011 ext. 122 or email her at jengel@cnscvb.com.

The program benefits are as follows:

CNSCVB WEBSITE
www.visitchicagonorthshore.com
Interactive site with up-to-date area information for the visitor seeking information on hotels, attractions, shopping, dining, special events, and meeting and event services and suppliers. Easy to source information available on all digital platforms including mobile, tablet and desktop. Excellent resource for local consumers seeking area information for leisure, social and business activities. Estimated website traffic: 360,000 visitors annually. Advertising available.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Largest social media network and resource covering Chicago’s North Shore. Presence on all major social media platforms with weekly reach of 120,000+ impressions. Members can submit events, promotions, specials to the CNSCVB for release through our social media feeds. Advertising available.

MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER 
Popular newsletter sent out at the start of every month packed full of events, openings and North Shore happenings. Excellent tool for members to promote their event, product or service. Monthly distribution: 9,700. Advertising available.

OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

BUSINESS LEAD GENERATION
The CNSCVB actively solicits meeting, event and group tour planners and sends sales leads to our member service and suppliers.

MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENTS
Monthly opportunity to meet fellow Members and exchange business leads. Members have the opportunity to host Networking Events. Locations are highlighted each month in our e-newsletter and rotates between communities.

ADVERTISING PROGRAMS
Participation in special promotions, co- operative marketing and advertising opportunities and hotel packaging programs. Only Members can purchase display advertising in CNSCVB publications, website and monthly newsletter.

Additional Benefits

TRADE SHOW EXPOSURE
Ability to attend trade shows with the CNSCVB sales staff (based on availability).

BUYER EDUCATION TOURS (FAM TRIPS)
Members can participate in tours that are planned to inform tour operators, meeting planners and journalists about Chicago’s North Shore.

COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANCE
Aggressively pursue press and media placements for hospitality related news items in local, regional consumer publications and national meeting trade publications on behalf of the areas events and our members.

INCLUSION IN CHICAGO PLUS PUBLICATIONS, WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA
Chicago Plus is a consortium of the 15 CVBs in the Chicago metropolitan area. As a member of this organization, the CNSCVB contributes member information for Chicago Plus release.

INCLUSION IN ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM PUBLICATIONS, WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA
The Illinois Bureau of Tourism accepts hotel, restaurant, attraction, retail and event listings that come from a state-certified CVB.