• Lisle CVB Announced Grant Program for Special Events

     
    POSTED July 3, 2014
     

The Village of Lisle and the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau have partnered to create a Special Events Grant Program, a curriculum designed to provide funding to organizations and groups that are actively creating new, or enhancing existing, community events in Lisle.

"This program will help us achieve a number of Board directives," said Mayor Joe Broda. "High quality special events improve the quality of life for the community, a major goal of the Village Board. Engaging volunteers to serve on the committee reflects the Board’s directive to increase civic engagement opportunities. More than a dozen people have volunteered to date- the majority of members have lived in Lisle for more than seventeen years. Now that’s commitment and I thank them for their dedication and look forward to some strong results from this talented group."

The program aims to facilitate high quality, family events available to the public, as well as attract visitors, increase economic vitality, and create a sense of positive community. A Special Events Grant Committee, composed of members of the Village Board, staff and community volunteers, will evaluate grant requests and provide recommendations to the board. The Village Board has ultimate authority to award grants.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.