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We’re proud to say that many of tournament directors choose Rockford over and over. They say our customer service, professionalism and bureau services are top rate. Take a look and find out for yourself. 
If you'd like to submit a testimonial or article, please e-mail Lindsay Arellano: larellano@gorockford.com 


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 

"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