Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes new Communications Manager


Lansing resident Katie Arvia brings writing, marketing, and design skills to the position

Katie Arvia
information provided by CSCVB

LANSING, Ill. (May 25, 2019) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Katie Arvia as their new Communications Manager.

Arvia joins the CSCVB team with several years of writing experience, gained from working as a freelance reporter with The Lansing Journal and serving as the Senior News Editor of her college newspaper, The Xavierite, at Saint Xavier University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

In addition to her writing skills, Arvia brings marketing and design skills that will be beneficial to the Bureau’s mission of promoting the Chicago Southland.

“I am looking forward to working with the incredibly talented staff here at the CVB,” Arvia said. “I take great pride in the Chicago Southland, and I am excited to help promote all of the amazing things we have to offer!”

“I was impressed the first time I met Katie. She’s extremely talented, and her enthusiasm and passion to join our team was obvious,” said President/CEO Jim Garrett of the Chicago Southland CVB. “I think Katie will make an excellent employee and will certainly contribute to the long-range objectives of the Bureau.”

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The Bureau markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings, conventions, group tours, sports, and leisure events. For more information, go to



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