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About the Aurora Area CVB

Certified by the State of Illinois, the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to marketing and promoting the region as a premier overnight destination. The goal of the AACVB is to enhance the economic and environmental well-being of our region comprised of ten communities: Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, and Yorkville.

The AACVB has four primary responsibilities:

  • To encourage groups to hold meetings, conventions, tradeshows, sporting events and group travel in the ten communities we serve
  • To assist these groups with meeting preparations in advance of their arrival and also while their meeting or event is in progress
  • To encourage individual recreational travelers to visit and enjoy the historic, cultural, retail, dining and recreational opportunities this destination offers
  • To court travel writers and all members of the media to experience the fruits of the scenic Fox River Valley-one of Illinois' most vibrant regions-and to share this knowledge with a large circulation of readers

Aurora Area CVB Board of Directors

  • Dale Berman, Treasurer
    Village of North Aurora
  • Christina Burns
    Village of Oswego
  • Bill Donnell, Chairman
    City of Aurora
  • Chris Funkhouser, Vice-Chair
    United City of Yorkville
  • Vernon LaVia
    City of Aurora, Appointee
  • Tony Martinez
    City of Aurora
  • Jim Pilmer
    Fox Valley Park District
  • Jamie Saam
    City of Batavia, Appointee
  • Scott Samson
    City of Aurora, Appointee
  • Michael Cassa
    Village of Sugar Grove
  • Robert Pritchard
    Village of Hinckley, Appointee
  • Mary Kay Sergo
    The Homestead 1854, Plano
  • Chris Goerlich Weber
    Aurora Civic Center Authority
  • Dawn Witt
    Raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville
  • Jeff Zoephel
    Village of Montgomery

Aurora Area CVB Staff

Cort Carlson Cort Carlson
Executive Director
James Cardis
Director of Marketing
Brad Banks
Sports Sales Manager
Lisa Wisner
Group Sales Coordinator

Contact the Aurora Area CVB

Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506-4129
Phone: 630.256.3190
Fax: 630.256.3199

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