Meet Chicago Northwest Hires New Partnership & Service Manager

Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW), has announced the appointment of Michele Zurlo as its new partnership and service manager. Zurlo, a longtime resident of Arlington Heights, brings more than 30 years of experience in hospitality, sales and business development in Illinois, including Itasca, Lincolnshire and other surrounding suburbs. Most recently, she served as the director of sales for Pinstripes.

“We are delighted to have Michele on our Meet Chicago Northwest team,” said Heather Larson, president and CEO of MCNW. “Her experience growing businesses within the hospitality industry makes her a great fit for our team, and we’re confident that she will be a great asset to our organization and we can’t wait to see what Michele will accomplish.”

In her new role, Zurlo will work with both the MCNW marketing and sales departments to help coordinate convention bureau partnership events. Besides managing signature events such as Restaurant Week and the Meet Chicago Northwest Family Days at the Chicago Auto Show and Woodfield Mall, Zurlo will also be welcoming large groups as they arrive at their area hotels with customized services and visitor resources.

“I’ve been working across the northwest suburbs throughout my career and I am looking forward to working to grow tourism to these areas,” said Zurlo. “In this role, I’ll be combining my passion for hospitality, sales and my love of this part of Illinois. This is sure to be a wonderful step in my career, and I can’t wait to get started on the Meet Chicago Northwest team.”

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