Meet Chicago Northwest Receives Esteemed Stella Award from Northstar Meetings Group

Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW) is honored to announce it is a proud winner of the 6th Annual Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group. The destination marketing organization received a Bronze Stella Award as the Best CVB/DMO Midwest (Convention & Visitor Bureau/ Destination Marketing Organization).

"We are humbled and honored to receive the prestigious Stella Award and to be recognized as the best of the best in the meetings industry. This recognition reinforces the level of excellence that Meet Chicago Northwest delivers to the visitors, meeting and event professionals in Chicago's Northwest suburbs," says Heather Larson, president & CEO of Meet Chicago Northwest.

The Stella Awards are the meeting industry's highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

Winners of the 2022 Stella Awards were recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. This year, more than 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 561 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 16 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. Finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, Meetings News and Incentive.

A complete list of winners, finalists and their profiles can be found at

About Meet Chicago Northwest

Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW) is a nonprofit, 501c6, destination marketing organization whose mission is to promote its service area of eight communities (Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Wood Dale) for meetings, convention, sporting events, group tours, and leisure visits. MCNW concentrates on direct sales and marketing programs designed to promote the area in order to increase overnight hotel stays thereby enhancing the local economy through visitor spending. Meet Chicago Northwest is one of 37 Illinois certified convention bureaus and the first in the state to have achieved the prestigious DMAP Accreditation through Destinations International. For more information, please visit

About Northstar Meetings Group

Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market- including full- and part-time meeting planners, as well as corporate, association, sports and not-for-profit decision-makers, and incentive professionals, facilitating their professional development and achievement of business goals. The company's influential brands - Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Associations Meetings International, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Meeting News, Incentive and SportsTravel - currently serve over 500,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products. For more information, please visit

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