Thursday, December 1 2022

Tricia A. O’Brien, President and CEO of the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce and Industry, welcomed new chamber members Christine and Gary Pappin Dream Vacations at the Chit N Chat networking event of this month. Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod, village trustees and chamber members were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery in the village. Mayor McLeod cut the ribbon with the merchants and presented them with the key to the village.

“Congratulations to business owners Christine and Gary Pappin of Dream Vacations for their ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Bill McLeod, village trustees and chamber members of Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery. The Dream Vacations Travel Team s ‘will take care of every detail for you and ensure a vacation filled with valuable We welcome Dream Vacations to our Chamber of Commerce here at Hoffman Estates,’ said Tricia O’Brien.

Christine & Gary Pappin, Dream Vacations specialists and franchise owners, recently reinvested in their business, which began in 2005, under the Cruises Inc. brand, by purchasing a franchise from parent company World Travel Holdings. As part of World Travel Holdings, one of the nation’s leading travel retail networks, Dream Vacations provides consumers with the lowest possible prices for cruises and land vacations through its relationships with all major airlines. cruises and many tour operators.

“Gary and I have traveled personally and professionally for over 40 years. That love has taken us around the world and most importantly, created memories we can cherish forever. Memories we hope we can share with you,” said Christine Pappin. . “Whether you are planning a relaxing getaway, a girlfriend getaway, a stag getaway, a romantic honeymoon, or a family reunion, your experience will be completely hassle-free and tailored to your wants and needs. We are memory makers of travel, and we’re here to handle every detail. The result is a personalized travel experience designed personally for you.”

Christine holds a Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) certification from CLIA, which demonstrates her commitment to continuous training and performance to provide the best knowledge and service to clients. More recently, the Papins became Travel Safety Verified to help customers navigate complex health and safety requirements.

For more information or to book a trip with Dream Vacations, please call (630) 837-7295 or visit

About the dream vacation

Travel agents with Dream Vacations, the top-ranked home-based travel agency franchise, have the resources to plan and create seamless vacation experiences for their clients while providing the best value. A member of the International Franchise Association, Dream Vacations is part of World Travel Holdings and has been awarded Partner of the Year status, top tier status, by all major cruise lines as well as national recognition for its support. to military veterans. For more information about Dream Vacations, visit

About the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce and Industry

We are the voice of business and represent the largest business organization in the Hoffman Estates area. The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides leadership in creating a positive economic environment as the primary business advocate for Hoffman Estates. We are an important resource for our members in terms of advocacy, information and marketing exposure that enhances the success of their business. Chamber members benefit from connections to all of our community’s key economic resources, from international powerhouses to home-based entrepreneurs, from award-winning government agencies to world-class schools. We have committed and caring volunteers and great charities, we have it all! Welcome to Hoffman Estates and discover all the ways we are growing to greatness! For more information, visit


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