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Shell Vacations LLC Again Named One
of Chicago’s Top Private Companies
Northbrook, IL – May 11, 2007 – Shell Vacations LLC, one of the nation’s top independently owned vacation ownership developers, has once again been named one of Chicago’s top private companies by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Featured in the April 16, 2007 edition, the prominent listing ranks the top privately held companies in Chicago based on revenue. Shell Vacations ranked #77 by Crain’s, based on gross annual revenues in 2006 of $388.4 million, an increase of 9.6 percent over 2005 revenues of $354.4 million.

Shell Vacations had 2,227 employees in North America in 2006 and over 200 in the Chicago area. Said Chairman & CEO, Sheldon H. Ginsburg, “We are extremely proud to be recognized for our growth, especially in the Chicago metropolitan area, which ranks as the third largest city in the U.S.” 

A portion of the revenue was generated by Shell Vacations Hospitality who manages operations for the company’s resorts and related associations. For seven consecutive years, Shell Vacations Hospitality has been named to the listing of Top 100 U.S. Management companies.

Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois and initially founded by principals of Shell Development Corporation and its affiliate the Shell Group Inc. in 1963, Shell Vacations LLC specializes in the development, sales and hospitality management of vacation ownership resorts. In 2004, Shell Vacations became one of the first companies in the United States to franchise its points-based vacation owner system.

Shell Vacations is considered one of the most respected independent vacation ownership developers in the United States, operating 23 resorts in seven states, Mexico and Canada. The company currently serves more than 100,000 members and owners. For more information please visit



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Also See: Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. Named One of Best Places to Work in Hawaii / January 2007
Shell Vacations' Vino Bello Resort Opens in Napa / June 2006
Shell Vacations Club Purchases Units at Famed Ilikai Resort on Waikiki / April 2005


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