Become a Member

Become a Member

There are a variety of partnership opportunities with the Heritage Corridor CVB. Below are a few of the initial membership benefits.  Become a member today by contacting Kate Meehan at 815-216-9960.

Travel Guide

Your business will have a listing in our upcoming Travel Guide, our signature print piece.  75,000 Travel Guides are distributed annually in a multi-state territory, including to our local markets as well.  We also feature many of our members in the articles in that guide.  Partners are also able to distribute Visitor Guides from their location for free.

Event Marketing

As a member, you are able to submit events for our biannual event guides and online calendar.  We also feature as many events as possible in our e-newsletters and through social media.

Web Site and Blog Exposure

Your organization will have a listing on HeritageCorridorCVB.com, as well as potentially different microsites targeted to various different audiences (our “Keys to the Corridor”).  ). Partners may also receive a personalized listing on the Illinois Bureau of Tourism's website www.enjoyillinois.com and access to 1-800-2CONNECT, Illinois' tourism referral system. The Bureau submits member listings when applicable for inclusion in various state and regional publications.

Social Media Coverage

The CVB has a number of different social media accounts to feature your organization.  These different accounts are geared towards different audiences, honing in promotion on those most likely to notice your business.

Cooperative Marketing

Benefit from the various different marketing initiatives put on the Bureau to drive visitors to the area. We offer opportunities for direct inclusion, and all benefit from those potential visitors viewing the web site.  The CVB advertises in international, national and regional media, including AAA Living, Midwest Living, Route Magazine, and Comcast.

Partners have the opportunity to participate in special programs, events and tours geared toward attracting visitors to the area. Past promotions have included Starved Rock Wine Fest, LaSalle County's Flock to the Rock, Utica's Nouveau Wine Festival, A River Thru History, Lockport's Old Canal Days, Morris' Liberty 5K, Lockport's Summer Arts Series, Joliet Public Library's Star Wars Day and Ottawa Two Rivers Wine, Lobster and Jazz Festival.

Leverage the CVB's Marketing Buyling Power

The CVB spends over $2 million dollars each year in marketing on behalf of its partners, and your organization can leverage that buying power by having the CVB act as your media agency.  Whether you're looking at a six-figure campaign or venturing into your very first print or TV ad, the CVB can assist you.  The CVB also does not mark up your purchase 15% as your typical media agency would do.  Click here to read more, including how the CVB can assist you in the world of marketing.

Low or No-Cost Creative Services

The CVB staff has designed every type of creative messaging out there, from TV ads to billboards to Facebook posts.  The CVB also has access to creative freelancers that can assist in delivering the best message possible.  Click here to learn more about CVB Creative Services.

Media Exposure

The Bureau also generates editorial coverage of local attractions and businesses through an aggressive media relations strategy aimed at reaching travel writers, editors and publishers.

Receptive Services/Sales Department

The Bureau's sales department offers comprehensive receptive tour planning to motorcoach companies, tour operators and group tour planners. Partners have the opportunity to be included in overnight, day and specialty packages and itineraries offered to the group travel market. The sales department actively promotes Corridor events and members at various domestic and international trade shows, market places, travel shows, sales missions and through hosting FAM "familiarization" tours throughout the year.

Identifying Decal and Logo

Partners receive window decals to identify them as a partner of the Bureau. Partners also receive camera ready artwork of the Bureau's logo, which can be reproduced on letterhead, business cards and other promotional materials to show your partnership with us.

Tax Deductible

Partnership with the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau is a tax-deductible business expense.

Become a Member Today

For partnership information, please contact Kate Meehan at 815-216-9960 or click to fill out the partnership agreement.


 

 

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