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ST CHARLES WELCOMES RIVIERA OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Published 06/25/2015

St. Charles, IL--The Riviera Owners Association (ROA) will be holding their 2015 International Meet at Pheasant Run Resort from June 30th-July 3rd. Formed in 1984, the ROA is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and promotion of the Buick Riviera. Early registration for participants will take place on Tuesday, June 30th from 3:00pm CT-7:00pm CT. The group will be visiting the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL and Chicago’s Navy Pier on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. A more detailed event itinerary can be found on the ROA website. Weather permitting, the ROA car show will take place on the grass at Pheasant Run Resort during the last day of the International Meet (Friday, July 3rd). The event, which is free of cost and open to the public, will run from 9:00am CT-2:00pm CT.

In total, the event will consume an estimated 364 guest rooms throughout the week and 180 attendees are expected to view the car show. Local visitor bureau officials predict that the ROA International Meet will bring in approximately $190,736 of potential direct spending to the Greater St. Charles area.

This is the third time that the ROA has held their annual International Meet in the state of Illinois; Lisle, IL (1995) and Galena, IL (2008) were both previous hosts. The 2014 event was held in Colorado Springs, CO.

The Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCCVB) has maintained a relationship with the ROA since 2010 and has provided several complimentary services for this event; they have included assistance with off-site activities, creation of event flyers, and provision of dining options.

The SCCVB is funded by the Illinois Office of Tourism and a portion of the hotel/motel tax collected by St. Charles hotels to promote Greater St. Charles as a destination for leisure tourists, meetings, conventions, sports events, and motorcoach trips. For additional information regarding the bureau’s marketing and sales activities, contact the bureau at 630-377-6161 or visit www.visitstcharles.com.

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