Tourism Conference

The largest tourism organization in Illinois held its annual meeting in Rockford Friday.

Visit Illinois is a federation of 77 tourism organizations, headquartered in Chicago.

Wendy Perks Fisher of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is Visit Illlinois' board chair, so she offered to host the event.

Fisher says it's great exposure to have industry leaders in town and have them visit premiere attractions like the Jane exhibit, Anderson Japanese Gardens and Aldeen Golf Course.