Incorporated in 1956 and located between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and the city of Chicago, the village of Rosemont, Ill. is one of the nation's premier case studies in community ingenuity. With a population of only 4,300 people, the village's leadership has created one of the top meeting/convention/trade show and entertainment centers in the country, hosting a daily average of 25,000 visitors. Rosemont boasts first-class hotels, an indoor entertainment arena, fine restaurants, corporate offices, scenic parks, a 93,000-square-foot health club, and a museum featuring the world's largest public collection of Hummel figurines. The 700,000-square-foot Rosemont Convention Center welcomes more than a million attendees every year.

FAST FACTS Rosemont Convention Bureau 9301 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: (847) 823-2100

Fax: (847) 696-9700

Web: www.rosemont.com

Executive Director: Peter A. Lombardi

Location and Transportation:Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is located one mile from the city of Rosemont. All major airlines, including American, Northwest, United, Continental, US Airways, TWA, and Delta, serve the airport.

Hotels and Meeting Venues:There are ten hotels in Rosemont, with a total of 4,760 guest rooms. A 600-room property is expected to open in the fall. Total tax on hotel rooms is 12 percent. The Rosemont Convention Center has 700,000 square feet of exhibit space and 28 meeting rooms.

Recreation:The Rosemont Horizon arena is host to the Chicago Wolves International Hockey Team, DePaul University basketball, concert artists, and other shows, such as the Ice Capades. The new 4,200-seat Rosemont Theatre offers top-quality, fully staged Broadway productions. Rosemont is only minutes from top-rated golf courses, race tracks, lakes, zoos, and theme parks. Chicago, located in Rosemont's backyard, offers such professional sports teams as the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball, Chicago Bears football, and Chicago Bulls basketball.

Climate:Rosemont enjoys seasonal temperatures in winter of 34 degrees high, 20 low; spring, 55 degrees high, 43 low; summer, 82 degrees high, 61 low; and fall, 52 degrees high, 38 low.