Illinois Meetings + Events' 2011 Readers' Choice Best Of Finalists

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Congratulations to all Illinois Meetings + Events' 2011 Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed the finalists in each category in random order, so don't get too excited-yet. Winners will appear in the Spring 2012 issue of Illinois Meetings + Events




Navy Pier
The Field Museum
Brookfield Zoo

Audio/Visual/Visual Presentation Provider
The Meetinghouse Companies

Entertainment Cruises
Kanan Cruises
Odyssey Cruises

Catering Company (on- or off-site)
Blue Plate
Levy Events
Tasty Catering
My Chef Catering

Conference Venue
Northern Illinois University Hoffman Estates campus
Eaglewood Resort and Spa
Gleacher Center

Convention + Visitors Bureau - Town/Area 40,000+ in Population
Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau
Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau
North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention + Visitors Bureau - Town/Area Less Than 40,000 in Population
Rosemont Convention and Tourism Bureau
Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destination Management Company (DMC)
Chicago Travel Consultants
ACCESS Destination Services - Chicago
Kuoni Destination Management

Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)
Carmel Music and Entertainment
Just for Fun Productions
Mystique Productions

Event Décor/Florist
The Meetinghouse Companies
Ivan Carlson and Associates
Kehoe Designs

Golf Club
Crane’s Landing
Harborside International Golf Center
Bolingbrook Golf Club

Historic Venue
Chicago History Museum
Naper Settlement
The Field Museum

Hotel with Meeting and Event Space (more than 400 guest rooms)
Chicago Marriott Downtown
JW Marriott Chicago
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

Hotel with Meeting and Event Space (less than 400 guest rooms)
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
Hotel Arista
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

Best New Venue (opened Oct. 1, 2010 - Oct. 1, 2011)
JW Marriott Chicago
Viper Alley

Fig Media
Promax Productions Inc.
Modern Image Studios

Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)
CORT Event Furnishings
Classic Party Rentals
BBJ Linen

Restaurant with Private Dining Space
Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Maggiano’s Little Italy

Teambuilding Activity/Facility/Organizer
Corporate Event Interactive
Windy City Fieldhouse
The Improv Playhouse

Transportation (limo, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle)
Windy City Limousine
Your Private Limousine
Carey Chicago

Venue Outside Chicagoland
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
Frontier Airlines Center (Milwaukee)
Pheasant Run Resort

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