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"RACVB was outstanding with assisting us in developing an excellent annual meeting. Theresa not only helped us with our ideas, but more wonderful suggestions for speakers and site visits. The people suggested helped us put on a superior meeting that was received well. I believe our members came away with a positive attitude regarding the Rockford area. Sue Crandall was wonderful! Also, I can't thank Theresa enough for helping line up a last minute speaker for us after a cancellation. Job well done!"
Joe Kubal, Illinois Geographical Society, 2010 Annual Meeting, 100 delegates
“For us, bringing the Illinois Women's Bowling Association (IWBA) state tournament, and their 75th Diamond Jubliee celebration to the Rockford area was no easy task. It was a project that took over three years of planning and preparation. Throughout it all, the Rockford Area CVB was there for us. Their staff was always professional, willing to help and determined to make our event a success for us and for our community.”
Laura Heller, Rockford Women’s Bowling Association / Illinois Women’s Bowling Association, 75th Diamond Jubilee 12,000 delegates, 3,000 room nights
“We could not have hosted the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament without the incredible support of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. They just made everything so easy for us.”
Mary Jane Bender, Executive Director Illinois Youth Soccer Association – Region II event 4,000 delegates, 12,000 room nights
"The RACVB worked well with our organization, making everyone’s stay in Rockford a pleasant one. In doing so, the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation has secured Rockford as the site for our State Championships until 2008 with a great potential for even more."
Gene Lee, Conference Coordinator Illinois Kids Wresting Federation 850 delegates, 1,500 room nights
"We wish to thank the staff at the bureau for your generous and gracious assistance in the printing of flyers, posters and display of our materials...without your services we would not be able to get information to the general public and the media."
Dorothy Paige-Turner, Events Coordinator National Council of Negro Women
"Thank you for your thoughtful contributions to the World War II Great Lakes Navy Veterans...the banquet was a great success and there aren't enough words to show our gratification."
Raymond Scott, Chairman Great Lakes World War II Navy Veterans Foundation
"I want to extend my gratitude to you for all of your support and assistance...the tournament allowed the athletes to experience great competition and memorable experiences...your dedication is truly appreciated by the organization and myself."
Ronald S. Knisley, Director of Sports and Competition Illinois Special Olympics, 500 delegates, 30 room nights