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Choose Chicago (CCTB)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

CCTB is a visitor or convention bureau based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 1970. As of 2019 they had $34 million in revenue and $14 million in assets.

CCTB's mission is to bring regional, national and international business and leisure visitors to Chicago for the economic benefit of the City, the community and our membership.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Chicago Convention And Tourism Bureau.

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Program areas at CCTB

Our organization promotes chicago as a premier destination for businesses and leisure traveler. As a result, 57.6 million domestic and international travelers visited chicago in 2018, an increase of 4.3 percent over 2017's record of 55.2 million. These visitors generated a record $140 million in city hotel tax revenue, $3.3 billion in state and local tax revenue, and spent $41.7 billion over 2017 yielding more than $1,069 billion in taxable revenue for the city of chicago and the state of Illinois. Illinois and chicago travel and tourism supported more than 342,000 jobs in 2018.

Form 990s for CCTB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 11, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 29, 2017990OView PDF
2015-12Mar 22, 2017990OView PDF
2014-12Dec 14, 2015990OView PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CCTB

Total grants, contributions, etc.$34,108,958
Program services$437,364
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$17,484
Total revenues$34,563,806

Vendors for CCTB

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLPTax accounting2019-11-13
█████Food and Beverage$919,7812018-12-01
███ ███████Design Services$1,089,9512018-12-01
██████████Media Purchases$7,843,4382018-12-01
█████ █████ ██████████Event Services$1,270,1602018-12-01
████████ ███Laver Cup Support and Services$778,0402018-12-01
██████████ ███████ ███ ████████ ███Tax accounting2014-04-09

Personnel at CCTB

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
David WhitakerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$507,455Feb. 11, 2020
W James MeyerChief Financial Officer$214,950Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████████Chief Administrative Officer$364,601Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████Vice President Marketing$181,260Dec. 31, 2018
████████ ███████ ██████Vice President Convention Sales$231,672Dec. 31, 2018
████ ███████Vice President Client Services$202,144Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ████Vice President Global Development$203,822Dec. 31, 2018
████ ███████Executive Director Chicago Sports Commission$203,802Dec. 31, 2018
██ █████████Director, Corporate Communications-May 28, 2020
███████ █████Director Sales$223,762Dec. 31, 2018
...and eight more key personnel

Peer convention centers and visitor bureaus

1Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB)501(c)(6)$22 millionDuluth, GA
2Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB)501(c)(6)$19 millionDetroit, MI
3Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB)501(c)(6)$11 millionSacramento, CA
4Travel Portland501(c)(6)$25 millionPortland, OR
5Memphis Tourism Corporation501(c)(6)$16 millionMemphis, TN
6Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau501(c)(6)$33 millionAtlanta, GA
7Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau501(c)(6)$14 millionScottsdale, AZ
8Visit Tampa Bay501(c)(6)$15 millionTampa, FL
9VisitGreenvilleSC501(c)(6)$9.2 millionGreenville, SC
10Visit Salt Lake501(c)(6)$15 millionSalt Lake City, UT
11Visit KC501(c)(6)$13 millionKansas City, MO
12Discover The Palm Beaches501(c)(6)$16 millionWest Palm Beach, FL
13Visit Denver501(c)(6)$39 millionDenver, CO
14Visit Anchorage501(c)(6)$9.5 millionAnchorage, AK
15San Francisco Travel Association501(c)(6)$32 millionSan Francisco, CA
16Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB)501(c)(6)$32 millionHonolulu, HI
17Visit Tucson501(c)(6)$9.5 millionTucson, AZ
18Visit Austin501(c)(6)$16 millionAustin, TX
19Experience Columbus501(c)(6)$14 millionColumbus, OH
20Meet Minneapolis501(c)(6)$12 millionMinneapolis, MN
21Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitor's Bureau501(c)(6)$11 millionColumbia, SC
22Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau501(c)(6)$11 millionFort Worth, TX
23Visit Orlando501(c)(6)$73 millionOrlando, FL
24Visitdallas (DCVB)501(c)(6)$44 millionDallas, TX
25Visit San Antonio501(c)(6)$25 millionSan Antonio, TX