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New Offerings Announced at ASAE Annual Meeting in Toronto

Press Release | August 16, 2017

The American Society of Association Executives has welcomed more than 4,500 people to its annual meeting, being held this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada. Read more...

IMEX America Unveils Education Offerings

Press Release | August 16, 2017

New insights into innovation, "white space culture" and purposeful meetings are among the themes IMEX has outlined for its education program at IMEX America 2017. Read more...

The Hyatt Regency Brand Turns 50 and Celebrates its Historic Past

Press Release | August 16, 2017

Today, Hyatt Regency released a film, Come Together, which celebrates the Chicago-based brand's 50th anniversary. Read more...

Venue 221 Announces Great Giveback Recipients

Press Release | August 11, 2017

Four Colorado non-profit organizations receive donated event space Read more...

HotelRED returns with revised expansion plan

Press Release | August 03, 2017

HotelRED is not giving up on its plans for expansion. Read more...

Eagan becoming a hotel hot spot, thanks to outlet mall and Vikings development

Press Release | August 03, 2017

Eagan, buoyed by the metro area’s only retail outlet mall and the Minnesota Vikings’ move next spring, is fast becoming a hot spot for hotel development. Read more...

Vail Resorts Commits to Zero Waste

Press Release | July 28, 2017

Vail Resorts announced it will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called "Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint.” The initiative, announced at a company event, commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. Read more...

What's the ROI of a Convention Center Event?

Press Release | July 28, 2017

Was a youth volleyball tournament really worth $50 million to Minneapolis? A look at the opaque world of convention-bureau math. Read more...

Hilton's & Marriott's 48-Hour Cancellation Policies

Press Release | July 24, 2017

Hilton at the end of the month will begin charging a penalty for reservations canceled within 48 hours of hotel stays at properties in the U.S. and Canada. Marriott International released the same policy last month. Read more...

Blockbuster expansion: Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes

Press Release | July 24, 2017

Frontier Airlines revealed a massive route expansion Tuesday that the company says will add 21 new destinations and 85 new routes to the carrier’s network. With that, the number of cities on Frontier’s route map will swell to 82 by next summer. Read more...

Kalahari to Expand Convention Facilities

Press Release | July 24, 2017

POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pa./WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions announced plans to expand convention facilities at the company’s Pocono Mountains, Pa., and Wisconsin Dells, Wis., locations. Read more...

Low-key Leisure Hotels & Resorts revives tired lodging brands

Press Release | July 19, 2017

Steve Olson has built an eclectic hotel-and-resort management outfit over three decades. Read more...

EAA AirVenture is a blockbuster event for Oshkosh and beyond

Press Release | July 19, 2017

OSHKOSH - There's no question the biggest week for business in Oshkosh is the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture convention. Read more...

Meetings Mean Business Relaunches 'Worth Meeting About' Campaign

Press Release | July 19, 2017

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition relaunched its "Worth Meeting About" campaign today, with an expanded lens that focuses on major world events, case studies and personal testimonials to highlight the industry's role in driving progress and innovation. Read more...

It's Official: DMAI Is Now Destinations International

Press Release | July 19, 2017

Destination Marketing Association International officially launched its new moniker -- Destinations International -- at the opening session of the group's annual conference, taking place now through Friday in Montreal. Read more...

meetingpages.com Responds To Industry Needs With New Site

Press Release | July 12, 2017

SAVAGE, Minn., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Recognized as the premier online resource for meeting and event planning, meetingpages.com is excited to announce the launch of their newly refreshed website on July 12, 2017. Read more...

6 ways hotels are targeting millennial market (and benefiting us all)

Press Release | July 07, 2017

Hotels, they are a'changin', as hoteliers develop properties that cater to the younger, tech-savvy generations. Read more...

Shoreview Community Center to renovate water park, indoor playground

Press Release | July 07, 2017

The long-planned expansion to the Shoreview Community Center will become a reality starting this fall. Read more...

SPIN Selects Hubb as Content Management Platform for SPINCon 2017

Press Release | June 27, 2017

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network announces a partnership with event technology startup Hubb to utilize its content management software for SPINCon 2017. Read more...

MPI Announces Advanced Education Offerings

Press Release | June 22, 2017

MPI introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy at MPI WEC 2017, currently underway at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the MPI Experiential Event Series. Read more...

Carlson Rezidor Receives Sustainability Award

Press Release | June 22, 2017

The Events Industry Council (EIC), in partnership with IMEX launched a new industry award this year, the Innovation in Sustainability Award, and it selected Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as the inaugural winner. Read more...

Marriott cancels its 24-hour cancellation policy

Press Release | June 20, 2017

Marriott's cancellation policy just got a little stricter. Read more...

Kalahari Resorts to Expand Convention Spaces

Press Release | June 20, 2017

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions announced plans to expand convention facilities at the company’s Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and Pocono Mountains, Penn., locations. Read more...

The Abbey Resort Completes Renovation

Press Release | June 20, 2017

The Abbey Resort, located on the shores of Geneva Lake, unveiled major property renovations, including those made to its harbor side Waterfront restaurant as well as updates completed within the resort’s 334 guest rooms. Read more...

First look inside Westin Hotel in downtown Milwaukee

Press Release | June 08, 2017

The new Westin Milwaukee hotel is opening June 1. Read more...

Downtown Denver hotel opening this summer will boast highest open-air rooftop bar in the city

Press Release | June 08, 2017

The first dual-branded hotel combining a Marriott brand with a Starwood brand to open since the hotel companies’ high-profile merger last year will be in downtown Denver. Read more...

Hilton Rolls Out In-Room Wellness Concept

Press Release | June 08, 2017

Hilton unveiled its new Five Feet to Fitness program, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category aims to make it easier for exercise enthusiasts and frequent travelers to maintain their routines. Read more...

CHERRY CREEK NORTH EVENT SPACE OFFERS FREE RENTAL, AN INVITE AND SPECIAL RATES

Press Release | June 08, 2017

Venue 221 offers the donation of space to non-profit organizations throughout the year. Read more...

Antlers at Vail Colorado Hotel GM Named Tourism Professional of the Year

Press Release | May 26, 2017

Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards have named Antlers at Vail hotel General Manager Magdalena King 2017 Tourism Professional of the Year. The Vail, Colorado, award annually honors an area businessperson who embodies a commitment to excellence, service and leadership; King won in part for implementing a GED program for Antlers at Vail housekeeping staff. Read more...

Mason City Approves Hotel, Conference Center Agreement

Press Release | May 26, 2017

Officials of a city in northern Iowa have approved plans to build a hotel and renovate another building for a conference center as part of a $36 million development considered to be a key for downtown renovation efforts. Read more...

New Law Lets Federal Employees Expense Uber & Lyft

Press Release | May 26, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a law that ensures federal employees traveling on government business can be reimbursed for using Uber, Lyft and other transportation network operators. Read more...

HSMAI Announces 2017 Revenue Management Professionals of the Year and Vanguard Lifetime Achievement

Press Release | May 26, 2017

Honorees Will Be Recognized in June at Association’s Revenue Optimization Conference in Toronto Read more...

Ho Chunk completes first phase of casino upgrade

Press Release | May 26, 2017

Ho Chunk Casino has a new area for gamers to enjoy. Read more...

Colorado developer buys hotel near DIA for $22.6 million

Press Release | May 26, 2017

McWhinney, a Loveland-based development company, has acquired the Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel for $22.6 million, according to public record. Read more...

10-story hotel proposed for Jackson Street parking lot in downtown St. Paul

Press Release | May 26, 2017

10-story hotel proposed for Jackson Street parking lot in downtown St. Paul. Read more...

Potawatomi Adds $80M Tower to Milwaukee Casino

Press Release | May 26, 2017

Pending city approvals, the 180,000-square-foot expansion will add 119 rooms and suites for a total of 500 keys, as well as a spa and additional meeting space. Read more...

Six receive Visit Owatonna tourism awards for their contributions

Press Release | May 15, 2017

OWATONNA — Six individuals were recognized for their dedication to the local tourism industry Thursday afternoon. Read more...

Minneapolis CC Gets Sustainable Upgrade

Press Release | May 12, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. This spring, the Minneapolis Convention Center began using its recently installed stormwater storage system, which will keep an estimated 5.4 million gallons of stormwater from running off and into the Mississippi River each year. Read more...

Denver Embassy Suites Completes Renovation

Press Release | May 11, 2017

DENVER The 403-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown - Convention Center announced the completion of a major property renovation that included new furniture, lighting, carpet and soft goods in the guest rooms, in addition to a new commissioned two-story art and water feature within the hotel. Read more...

J.D. Power: Alaska Air, Southwest are the USA's best airlines for 2017

Press Release | May 11, 2017

Alaska Airlines maintained its decade-long run atop the annual J.D. Power customer service satisfaction survey of "traditional" North American carriers while Southwest unseated long-time champ JetBlue among low-cost airlines. Read more...

Cragun's invests more than $2 million in resort improvements

Press Release | May 11, 2017

EAST GULL LAKE — Cragun's Resort is celebrating its 77th year in business this year and continues to invest in the property with over $2 million in improvements, enhancements, maintenance and additions in the past 12 months, the resort reported. Read more...

PCMA Announces Visionary Award Winners

Press Release | May 11, 2017

The PCMA Education Foundation announced the winners of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards, which included a planner, educator and supplier in the industry, in addition to the winners of its 2017 Professional Excellence Awards at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2017. Read more...

Owner of 2 Colorado casinos to be sold for $1.7 billion

Press Release | May 11, 2017

Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. expects to close Monday on its $1.7 billion purchase of Isle of Capri Inc., operator of two casinos in Black Hawk. Read more...

Elitch Gardens opens for the season, brings 2 new attractions this year

Press Release | May 11, 2017

It felt like winter on Saturday, but it feels like summer today – and not because of the weather. Read more...

AFTER TEN YEARS, MEETINGPAGES.COM GETS BETTER WITH AGE

Press Release | April 28, 2017

SAVAGE, MN – After ten years in business, meetingpages.com today announced the upcoming launch of their newly refreshed, expanded website. Read more...

Heightened Millennial Expectations Shift The Travel Industry

Press Release | April 26, 2017

Today, travel doesn’t just stand for getting from one destination to another for millennials. Read more...

Sun Country Airlines® Announces Hometown Lakes Project

Press Release | April 19, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – April 11, 2017 – Sun Country Airlines (Sun Country) is proud to announce that each airplane in Sun Country’s fleet will be named after a Minnesota lake and will feature custom lake-themed art, representative of lakes that span the state, showcasing what the Land of 10,000 Lakes has to offer. Read more...

U.S. Travel to Hold Secure Tourism Summit

Press Release | April 19, 2017

Representatives from every corner of the travel and tourism industry will meet in New York City on Wednesday, April 19 for the inaugural Secure Tourism Summit, hosted by the U.S. Travel Association. Read more...

Big Three Airlines Change Policies in Wake of United Incident

Press Release | April 19, 2017

As United Airlines continues to review its policies related to bumping passengers, it and its competitors already have announced a few changes. Read more...

Inside the Hotel Industry’s Plan to Combat Airbnb

Press Release | April 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, Airbnb underwent a rough regulatory patch. Read more...

Hilton Garden Inn Rolls Out New F&B Concepts

Press Release | April 13, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn announced the transformation of its food and beverage concepts to address consumers’ changing dining preferences, such as healthier and more organic menu choices, enticing new flavors, around-the-clock retail availability, and a more social setting for restaurant and bar service. Read more...

Hotel and conference center planned at Brookfield Square

Press Release | April 13, 2017

Mall owner also makes plans to redevelop Sears store into movie theater, entertainment space. Read more...

IACC and MPI Enter Five-Year Partnership

Press Release | April 13, 2017

Conference center association IACC announced it has entered into a five-year partnership with MPI to share educational content from MPI’s national and chapter events, as well as collaborate on online content and research initiatives. Read more...

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Earns Prestigious National Honor

Press Release | April 13, 2017

CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has been named the best botanical garden in the nation. Read more...

KATIE GODFREY: Top 5 ways the Chamber brings visitors to Owatonna

Press Release | April 13, 2017

At the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, a major part of our mission is to bring visitors to Owatonna. Visitors support our local businesses by spending money on food, retail, lodging, recreation and fuel. According to Explore Minnesota Tourism, the average per person per day spending for day travelers is $52, or $89 for overnight travelers. Read more...

DMAI to Change Name to Destinations International

Press Release | March 24, 2017

Destination Marketing Association International will officially switch its name to Destinations International during the organization's annual meeting, which will take place July 11-14 in Montreal, a spokesperson for the organization confirmed to M&C. Read more...

New Network Caters to Millennial Meeting Professionals

Press Release | March 24, 2017

Young professionals face a unique set of challenges and opportunities as they attempt to find their place in the meetings industry. Read more...

Denver Hotel Opens Following Renovation

Press Release | March 19, 2017

DENVER Radisson Hotel Denver Central opened following a property-wide renovation that included enhancements to the lobby, guest rooms, fitness center, bar area and pool. Read more...

SPIN Reveals Location of 2017 Convention

Press Release | March 07, 2017

Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN) announced that SPINCon 2017, the senior planner association’s annual convention, will be held Dec. 3-5, 2017, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. Read more...

After 25 Quarters of Growth, Exhibition Industry Contracts, CEIR Reports

Press Release | March 07, 2017

After 25 consecutive quarters of growth - more than six years - the exhibition industry contracted for the first time at the end of 2016, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), which today published the fourth-quarter results of its periodic CEIR Index research report. Read more...

Road America lands NASCAR title sponsorRoad America has a title sponsor for its NASCAR race again

Press Release | March 07, 2017

The Aug. 27 Xfinity Series event will be the Johnsonville 180 after Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage increased its involvement from being a presenting sponsor, the track announced Wednesday. Read more...

Forbes names Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs as five-star winner in annual ratings

Press Release | February 27, 2017

It was a clean sweep for The Broadmoor hotel in the Forbes Travel Guide ratings for 2017. Read more...

CIC Switches Management, Plans HQ Move

Press Release | February 27, 2017

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) selected SmithBucklin, an association management and services company, to provide full-service association management moving forward. The CIC was run by Talley Management Group prior to the switch. Karen Kotowski, CMP, CAE, will continue to serve as CEO. Read more...

SmithBucklin Reveals 20 Association Insights

Press Release | February 21, 2017

SmithBucklin, an association management company, released its annual publication, Circuit. Read more...

Global Wellness Industry Growing at Impressive Pace

Press Release | February 12, 2017

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released its 2016 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, which measures and analyzes the markets that make up the global wellness industry. According to their data, while the global economy shrank 3.6 percent, the worldwide wellness industry grew 10.6 percent, to $3.72 trillion, from 2013-2015. Read more...

TSA Will No Longer Accept Driver’s Licenses From Five States in 2018

Press Release | February 02, 2017

Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, passengers in five states and one territory - Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Washington and American Samoa - will need more than their driver's licenses to get through TSA airport security checkpoints to board domestic flights. Read more...

Meet Minneapolis Honors Mary Tyler Moore

Press Release | February 02, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS Meet Minneapolis is mourning the passing of Mary Tyler Moore, whose 1970s sitcom put Minneapolis on the map in the now-classic Mary Tyler Moore Show. Read more...

Hilton Unveils New Corporate Branding

Press Release | February 02, 2017

Hilton dropped the “Worldwide” following its company name and the extra “H” in its loyalty rewards program while introducing what it is calling a series of “industry-first benefits” for its rewards members. Read more...

Popular Denver restaurant closing for renovation

Press Release | February 02, 2017

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, a popular downtown hang-out for brunch fanatics and for Denver Performing Arts Complex visitors, will close on Saturday for renovations that are expected to take a month or more. Read more...

Hilton Launches Second Collection Brand

Press Release | January 24, 2017

Hilton launched a new brand that aims to provide guests with a more independent hotel stay experience. Read more...

American’s Cheapest Fares Soon Won’t Include Access to Overhead Bins

Press Release | January 24, 2017

United Airlines soon will not be the only U.S. airline to bar frugal customers from bringing large carry-on bags to stow in overhead bins. Read more...

Proposed U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets $500,000 boost

Press Release | January 24, 2017

The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving $500,000 to the proposed downtown U.S. Read more...

JetBlue Launches Free Wi-Fi on All Flights

Press Release | January 24, 2017

Meeting attendees are used to getting free Wi-Fi at their hotel and meeting venue. Read more...

Hospitality industry looks toward busy 2017

Press Release | January 05, 2017

FLORENCE, S.C. — The hospitality industry expects steady growth in 2017. Read more...

Hotel construction booms in Colorado Springs

Press Release | January 05, 2017

One project finished, six others in progress. Read more...

The Best Airlines For Business Travelers In 2017

Press Release | January 05, 2017

Landmark changes came to the world of business travel in 2016 as airlines moved towards revenue-based loyalty programs and ratcheted up competition over the best in-flight catering and first class product. Read more...

Marriott Leads in 2017 Hotel Development

Press Release | December 28, 2016

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), a real estate consulting company, reported that the four leading franchise companies in the Global Hotel Construction Pipeline by project-count are ... Read more...

J.D. Power Study Ranks U.S. Airports in 2016

Press Release | December 28, 2016

Even with an increased number of travelers moving through airports—many of which are not designed for the volume of people and flights they now support—satisfaction with the overall airport experience is improving, according to results from the "J.D. Power 2016 North America Airport Satisfaction Study." Read more...

Uber's making a big bet on business travel

Press Release | December 20, 2016

Valued at $68 billion, Uber is the richest start-up in history. But it's also losing money at an unprecedented rate. Read more...

DOT Prepares for In-Flight Voice Calls

Press Release | December 14, 2016

As Wi-Fi service becomes increasingly available on flights, it’s only a matter of time before passengers begin making voice calls over the Wi-Fi connection using one of several popular messaging services. Read more...

Elite company: Caterer celebrates 20th anniversary

Press Release | December 01, 2016

Mike and Deb Althen figured one benefit of running a catering enterprise, rather than a restaurant, would be that they’d only have to be at work when there was work to be done. Read more...

Company holiday parties are getting festive again

Press Release | November 30, 2016

With corporate profits finally on the rise and the job market more alluring, many employers are loosening their purse strings this year when it comes to spending on holiday parties. Read more...

River's Edge parking ramp opens in St. Cloud

Press Release | November 28, 2016

A little more than a year after St. Cloud City Council approved bids for a new downtown parking ramp, the River's Edge Convention Center ramp opened for parking. Read more...

Locals Awarded for Tourism Efforts

Press Release | November 21, 2016

DES MOINES, IA - The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission honored nine local individuals and businesses for their ongoing commitment to growing tourism in Greater Des Moines. Read more...

Former Loews Hotels CEO Returns

Press Release | October 20, 2016

Loews Hotels announced that Jonathan M. Tisch will resume the duties of CEO for the company following the departure of Kirk Kinsell, effective immediately. Read more...

MPI CEO to Lead Meetings Mean Business

Press Release | October 20, 2016

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, appointed Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, MPI, as the coalition co-chair effective January 2017. Read more...

Meeting Professionals International - Wisconsin Chapter Announces 2015-2016 Award Winners

Press Release | October 20, 2016

[Madison] – The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International recently celebrated members, volunteers, and chapter accomplishments at their annual Gala held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Read more...

Hewing Hotel Set for Minneapolis Launch

Press Release | October 14, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS Aparium Hotel Group announced a November opening for the 124-room Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood, marked by the transformation of Jackson Building, a century-old brick and timber warehouse, into a Nordic-inspired retreat in the spirit of Minnesota’s northern woods and lakes. Read more...

DMAI and Airbnb Announce Partnership

Press Release | October 13, 2016

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Airbnb, announced a new partnership that will result in a new resource for the association’s members. Building upon its commitment to research and education, Airbnb has agreed to participate in a DMAI-issued Policy & Trends Brief. Read more...

Hotel plans depend on Wisconsin Center growth

Press Release | October 13, 2016

The new hotel proposal pitched for a key downtown Milwaukee location carries some big numbers: over 500 rooms in two connected towers, with 103,000 square feet of meeting room and exhibit space, at a cost of nearly $280 million. Read more...

THE RIDGE HOTEL RECEIVES HOSPITALITY IMPACT AWARD

Press Release | October 07, 2016

Lake Geneva, WI – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin’s newly renovated Ridge Hotel took home the coveted Hospitality Impact Award from VISIT Lake Geneva, the city’s Chamber of Commerce, at its September 29 annual dinner. Read more...

Hotels, convention space proposed for vacant downtown block

Press Release | October 07, 2016

The city of Milwaukee received its first two proposals Friday for a major expansion of the Wisconsin Center convention facility that would transform an out-of-service parking lot near the Boston Store end of the Grand Avenue mall. Read more...

Marriott and Starwood Link Loyalty Programs

Press Release | September 30, 2016

With the recent merger of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, loyalty program members can take advantage of significantly expanded benefits. Read more...

Colorado Springs Event Center operators eye expansion of their east-side exhibition space

Press Release | September 30, 2016

Operators of the 5-year-old Colorado Springs Event Center on the city's east side, home to gun shows, pet expos, food and beverage festivals and other consumer and business events, plan to more than double their 45,000-square-foot facility by next summer. Read more...

MPI Cuts Staff in Restructuring

Press Release | September 28, 2016

MPI laid off 10 employees in an “organizational restructuring” to reduce the association’s operating budget by 12-15%, according to an initial newsletter report from USAE, an association industry news provider. Read more...

F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau wins award

Press Release | September 19, 2016

FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau has earned the Destiny Award in Print Visitors Guide from the U.S. Travel Association for the 2015 Visitors Guide. Read more...

The Abbey Resort Receives National and International Hospitality Awards

Press Release | September 12, 2016

FONTANA, Wis. - Sept. 7, 2016 - PRLog - The Abbey Resort is pleased to announce its recent receipt of nine awards of hospitality, the two most prestigious of which include Luxury Resort of the Year for Wisconsin awarded by the international publication Luxury Travel Guide and a Best Of 2016 award granted by Meetings Today, a leading meetings industry publication. Read more...

Discover St. Louis Park also plans to market Golden Valley

Press Release | September 12, 2016

Discover St. Louis Park is preparing to help visitors explore the destinations of Golden Valley. Read more...

Green, Gold & Glamour 2016 MPI Wisconsin Awards Gala

Press Release | September 12, 2016

It’s time to celebrate our members, volunteers and chapter accomplishments! Read more...

ILEA Unveils 2016 Esprit Award Winners

Press Release | August 24, 2016

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) recently announced its 2016 ILEA Esprit Award recipients. Read more...

Uber to Use Self-Driving Cars in Next Few Weeks

Press Release | August 24, 2016

Ride-hailing service Uber says it will start hauling passengers with self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in the next several weeks. Read more...

Inclusion Dominates ASAE Annual Meeting

Press Release | August 17, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY ASAE’S 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition is set to wrap at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City drawing approximately 4,000 attendees and making a powerful statement on civil rights as they relate to “religious freedom” laws enacted in many states and jurisdictions. Read more...

Airbnb for Business Travelers: More Wi-Fi, Fewer Hosts in Towels

Press Release | August 17, 2016

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Tad Milbourn, chief executive of the San Francisco technology start-up Payable, stays at an Airbnb property whenever possible. Read more...

New Technologies Take Aim at Uber

Press Release | August 17, 2016

Travel buyers soon could see a traffic jam of ridesharing options. Read more...

Denver hotel unveils major renovation

Press Release | August 17, 2016

Executives at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Southeast unveiled a multi-million-dollar renovation Wednesday that includes an overhaul to each of the guest rooms as well as retooled meeting and event space. Read more...

REIT sells downtown Hilton for $143 million

Press Release | July 29, 2016

The 821-room Hilton Minneapolis – Minnesota’s largest hotel – has sold for $143 million, about $9 million less than its purchase price in 2010. Read more...

Wild Rose $40 million investment in Rural Iowa casino starts to pay dividends

Press Release | July 27, 2016

Wild Rose Casinos decided to take a calculated risk when it put down $40 million to develop its Wild Rose Jefferson casino in rural Iowa. Read more...

Airbnb Becomes More Viable for Biz Travel

Press Release | July 20, 2016

Airbnb announced it will partner with three travel management companies—American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, making it easier for the companies to utilize Airbnb options. Read more...

Guthier named interim president/CEO of Owatonna chamber

Press Release | July 20, 2016

For the third time in her nearly 15-year career with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Rhonda Guthier has been tapped to lead the organization as its president and CEO — at least on an interim basis. Read more...

Canterbury crowd sets record; Robertson sweeps stakes races

Press Release | July 08, 2016

Trainer Mac Robertson on Sunday won both $60,000 Minnesota-bred turf stakes, the Blair’s Cove and the Princess Elaine, at Canterbury Park as a record crowd of 21,453 looked on. Read more...

Road America opens new concession stand with a local, healthy twist

Press Release | June 14, 2016

Fans and racers always give Road America high praise for having the best track food. Read more...

MPI-WI Summer Spectacular & Golf Outing

Press Release | June 13, 2016

Fun and Learning at Lake Lawn Resort. Read more...

Celebrating 20 Years!

Press Release | June 09, 2016

This Friday, June 10th, Rush Creek Golf Club will celebrate 20 years of operation. Read more...

Add-On Airline Fees Actually Make Flying Cheaper

Press Release | May 09, 2016

Airlines are reporting record profits, but cramped flights and mounting fees make passengers increasingly grumpy. Read more...

IACC: New Brand Reflects Evolving Industry

Press Release | May 09, 2016

After more than 35 years, the International Association of Conference Centres is now simply "IACC." CEO Mark Cooper explains why. Read more...

CIC Releases RFP Strategy Guide

Press Release | May 09, 2016

Alexandria, Va. The Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) APEX Standards Committee released the RFP Strategy Guide on Event Internet and Communications, with the inclusion of a fill-in excel resource. Read more...

SPINCon 2016 Adds New Track

Press Release | May 06, 2016

Body, Brain, Being & Now Business Read more...

Grand Casino celebrates 25 years with renovation

Press Release | May 03, 2016

ONAMIA — It's been 25 years since the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe first launched its flagship Grand Casino brand, and to mark the occasion, Grand Casino announced last week it is making significant investments in property enhancements at both Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley to improve the guest experience. Read more...

MPI Launches Medical Membership Community and Advisory Board

Press Release | May 03, 2016

Meeting Professionals International is launching the MPI-MD online membership community and supporting advisory council to strengthen its suite of resources for those who plan meetings for medical/healthcare organizations. Read more...

Experience Prince's Minneapolis

Press Release | May 03, 2016

Visit the Places That Prince Frequented Throughout His Life in Minneapolis Read more...

Madden's Resort re-opens after storm damage and $13M renovation

Press Release | April 27, 2016

Deep, clear, blue. Sandy beaches, verdant shorelines, loons at sunset. Read more...

MPI Stands up to Planner Criticism

Press Release | April 27, 2016

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently received criticism from meeting and event planners after announcing a new Meeting Fundamentals certificate program for the “non-traditional planner.” The first course was scheduled to take place at MPI’s Dallas headquarters on Mon., April 25, 2016. Read more...

IACC Embraces the Acronym in Rebrand

Press Release | April 27, 2016

IACC announced the rebranding of the association from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) to the abbreviated IACC in all marketing instances. Read more...

New MPI Program Sparks Planner Outcry

Press Release | April 13, 2016

Meetings Professional International (MPI) announced a new certificate program last week for the “non-traditional” planner, and the immediate response from the established event planning community has included widespread discontent. Read more...

St. Cloud Mayor Wants To Sell Naming Rights To Convention Center, MAC

Press Release | April 07, 2016

St. Cloud is selling the naming rights to two major city facilities. Read more...

Heard on the Street: St. James Hotel to host open house

Press Release | April 07, 2016

The St. James Hotel, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, announced it will host a free public open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 21. Read more...

MPI Expands Offerings for Non-Traditional Meeting Planners with New Certificate Course and More

Press Release | April 07, 2016

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has enhanced both its professional development and live events portfolios with new offerings designed for the non-titled corporate meeting planner segment. Read more...

Global Meetings Industry Day Is Almost Here

Press Release | April 07, 2016

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will be held on Thurs., April 14, 2016, and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition has put together a calendar of official events for those in the meetings industry. Read more...

Bloomington Hilton Completes Upgrade

Press Release | April 07, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. The Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington hotel, a hotel near the Mall of America managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, announced the completion of a $2 million renovation of the property. Read more...

CIC Releases Updated Industry Glossary

Press Release | April 07, 2016

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) released the 2016 edition of its CIC Industry Glossary. Read more...

How Megaships Are Driving A Wave Of Meetings At Sea

Press Release | March 23, 2016

While the industry has seen spectacular success with rising passenger counts (now over 20 million per year) through its decades long push to market cruising as a better vacation alternative to land-based resorts, one of the hottest growth segments is meetings at sea. Read more...

SPIN Becomes a CAE Approved Provider

Press Release | March 11, 2016

SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network has recently been accepted to become a CAE (Certified Association Executive) Approved Provider. Read more...

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino marks 25 years with philanthropy and promos

Press Release | March 03, 2016

Potawatomi Bingo opened its doors on a chilly day in March 1991. Read more...

Proposed Casino by White Earth Nation is calling for town hall meetings in Ottertail County

Press Release | February 26, 2016

Ottertail County, MN (WDAY TV) - A series of potentially heated town hall meetings are coming to Otter Tail County. Read more...

Treasure Island Casino owners buy I-94 parcel in first Twin Cities land deal

Press Release | February 23, 2016

The Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns the Treasure Island Resort & Casino, has bought a 112-acre parcel near Woodbury in what is the tribe's first real estate purchase in the Twin Cities. Read more...

A fight is brewing over a new hotel planned for Uptown

Press Release | January 27, 2016

Uptown Minneapolis is a swell place to catch dinner, drinks, or a movie. But if you're looking for a place to sleep, you'll have to talk your way onto someone's couch. Or into their bedroom. Read more...

Golden Valley continues discussion with Discover St. Louis Park

Press Release | January 27, 2016

More than a year ago, Golden Valley formed a resident task force known as Destination Golden Valley. Read more...

Carlson Exploring Options for Radisson Brands

Press Release | January 27, 2016

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, consisting of Radisson and other major hotel brands, may be part of the next big industry partnership, merger or acquisition, according to a recent article from The Wall Street Journal. Read more...

Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs again named five-diamond winner by AAA

Press Release | January 21, 2016

For the 40th consecutive year, The Broadmoor hotel is wearing diamonds - five of them. Read more...

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres prepares for theater makeover

Press Release | January 21, 2016

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) has entered into a project agreement with a local design team to update the theater’s public areas, according to a CDT release. Read more...

Locals Honored With Tourism Awards

Press Release | December 01, 2015

The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission recognized 14 local individuals and businesses for their commitment to tourism and the community. Read more...

Downtown Denver hotel sells for $170 million

Press Release | December 01, 2015

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown-Convention Center has been purchased by New York City-based real estate investment trust Carey Watermark Investors 2 for $170 million, according to public records. Read more...

5 trendy IA event spaces to host your holiday party

Press Release | November 16, 2015

The holiday season is in full swing. You know what that means! It’s time to start prepping for your corporate celebrations and personal parties. The hardest part of the planning process is determining the location. This year we’ve made it easy for you. Whether you’re planning a fancy fete or small soirée, here are five Des Moines locations you have to check out. Read more...

General Manager Of Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Named Hotelier Of The Year

Press Release | November 16, 2015

The Iowa Lodging Association has presented its Hotelier of the Year award to the general manager of Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Read more...

MN Snapshot: Twin Cities buyer to renovate Mankato hotel

Press Release | November 05, 2015

A new Twin Cities owner is promising to give the 150-room Mankato City Center Hotel an upgrade that will add to the major redevelopment underway in the city’s downtown. Read more...

Greater Des Moines Wins Four Iowa Toursim Awards

Press Release | November 05, 2015

Greater Des Moines was awarded four 2015 Iowa Tourism Awards, including Outstanding Marketing Collaboration, Outstanding Individual Leader and two Outstanding Niche Marketing Initiative awards. Read more...

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino recognized with Iowa tourism award

Press Release | October 28, 2015

The Sioux City casino was named an "Outstanding Attraction" Read more...

Target Center redo delayed; naming rights extended

Press Release | October 15, 2015

A $129 million renovation of downtown Minneapolis’ Target Center is slated to begin later than previously expected, spanning from summer 2016 through much of 2017, project leaders announced Tuesday. Read more...

Denver Marriott Tech Center gets an upgrade

Press Release | October 12, 2015

A massive property transformation has begun at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, which the hotel says will upgrade its appeal as a destination for business and leisure travelers. Read more...

A look at a downtown Denver hotel's big renovation

Press Release | October 01, 2015

The $5.4 million the Grand Hyatt Denver spent on its recently completed ballroom and meeting-area renovation wasn’t just to upgrade its look — it was an investment in keeping up with the flurry of new hotels moving into downtown. Read more...

Duluth's Radisson hotel gets new life

Press Release | October 01, 2015

The $3 million spent on the downtown Duluth Radisson in 2013 to replace the mechanical systems was one reason the Kaeding investment group bought the hotel last year for $8.2 million. Read more...

Palatial Denver Hotel Adds Meeting Space

Press Release | October 01, 2015

For 123 years, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has been the Denver address of visiting presidents, royalty and rock stars, and now the iconic hotel has completed a $10.5 million renovation that is bringing additional state-of-the-art meeting space, unprecedented guest room luxury and innovative technology to the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star and AAA Four Diamond legend. Read more...

Antlers at Vail Hotel Announces Platinum-rated Lodging Upgrades and New Services for Meetings

Press Release | September 30, 2015

The Antlers at Vail condominium hotel, a popular Colorado meeting and event venue, recently received the highest-level Platinum lodging ranking from Vail Valley Partnership. The Antlers also announced new Platinum-level services for Vail meetings and conferences in addition to the luxury upgrades to its guest suites. Read more...

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrates 25 years

Press Release | September 30, 2015

The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau turns 25 this years. Read more...

Medtronic Strikes Naming Rights Deal For Stadium Plaza

Press Release | September 17, 2015

The open space in front of the stadium will be named Medtronic Plaza for at least 10 years. Read more...

MPI Awards MIC of Colorado a RISE Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge & Ideas

Press Release | September 17, 2015

Meeting Professionals International distributed their annual RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards at the World Education Congress in San Francisco, CA on August 3, 2015. Read more...

Vikings detail plans for new training headquarters

Press Release | September 17, 2015

The Vikings laid out a vision for a nearly 200-acre headquarters campus in Eagan this morning, weeks after announcing plans to buy property there along Interstate 494. Read more...

The Schwan Food Company and the City of Marshall Announce Arena Name

Press Release | September 17, 2015

Red Baron™ Arena and Expo Expected to Open May 2016 Read more...

CHS Field Named 2015 ‘Best New Ballpark’

Press Release | September 09, 2015

CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team, has received the “Best New Ballpark” title of 2015. Read more...

Explore Minnesota's Edman Named Tourism Director of the Year

Press Release | August 27, 2015

Explore Minnesota Director, John Edman Wins National Tourism Leadership Award by U.S. Travel Association Read more...

Cottonwood Glen, Colorado’s newest outdoor wedding venue

Press Release | August 26, 2015

Versatile venue transforms multiple spaces into picturesque dream wedding. Read more...

Tribes in MN, WI voting on sale of booze, pot in hopes of boosting revenue

Press Release | August 25, 2015

American Indian tribes in Minnesota and Wisconsin are asking members to vote on whether alcohol and marijuana should be sold – a move tribal officials say will help the reservations’ economies. Read more...

Walker signs bill to fund new Milwaukee Bucks arena

Press Release | August 19, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a break from the presidential campaign trail Wednesday to commit $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Read more...

Vail Resorts Introduces EpicMix Time to Provide Crowd-Sourced Lift Line Wait Times to Guests

Press Release | August 19, 2015

Today, Vail Resorts announced EpicMix™ Time – an expansion of its industry-leading and award-winning ski and snowboard app, EpicMix – which will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times enabling them to better navigate the mountain and make the most out of their ski and ride experience. Read more...

Sheraton Bloomington unveils multi-million dollar renovation

Press Release | August 19, 2015

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts today announced the completion of the Sheraton Bloomington renovation, a sweeping $15 million project designed to reinvigorate the hotel’s guest and public spaces. Read more...

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino earns rare four-diamond rating from AAA

Press Release | August 07, 2015

The Hard Rock Hotel Sioux City is the fourth hotel in Iowa, currently, to boast a four-diamond rating from AAA. Read more...

Sioux City selected to host 2017 state tourism conference

Press Release | August 07, 2015

SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Convention Center will host the Iowa Tourism Conference in October 2017, city officials announced Tuesday. Read more...

ROSEVILLE VISITORS ASSOCIAITON ACHIEVES INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION IN DESTINATION MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Press Release | August 01, 2015

Roseville Visitors Association successfully achieves industry accreditation, demonstrating mastery of key principles of destination management and marketing. Read more...

Indoor water park coming to Colorado Springs after Wisconsin firm buys shuttered hotel

Press Release | July 29, 2015

A Wisconsin company that owns and develops family-style resorts has purchased the partially finished Renaissance Hotel on Colorado Springs' north side, where it's expected to build an adjacent indoor water park. Read more...

Meeting Professionals International Announces 2015 RISE Awards Recipients

Press Release | July 29, 2015

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards. Read more...

Brown Palace Hotel room revitalization spurred by downtown competition

Press Release | July 23, 2015

Downtown Denver hotel market will cross 10,000-room mark in coming years Read more...

4th annual Shooting Star Scholarship golf tournament raises over $27,000

Press Release | July 23, 2015

More than $27,000 was raised during the 4th annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament, which took place on June 5, 2015, at Mahnomen Country Club in Mahnomen. Read more...

Denver Zoo named one of nation's best

Press Release | June 26, 2015

The Denver Zoo, the top paid attraction in the Denver area, has been named one of the country's best zoos. Read more...

Minneapolis Northwest CVB Launches Mobile App, First Official Visitors App for the Area

Press Release | June 19, 2015

The Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau has officially launched a new mobile app, Visit MplsNW. Read more...

Get sneak peek at new Iowa casino

Press Release | June 19, 2015

A new casino in Jefferson is taking shape as crews complete enough work for company officials to offer the media a sneak preview of the building Monday. Read more...

Ho-Chunk Casino going smoke-free in Madison

Press Release | June 19, 2015

The alcohol-free environment at Madison's casino will soon be smoke-free as well. Read more...

DoubleTree hotel in Brookfield sold for $10.2 million

Press Release | June 15, 2015

An affiliate of Suwanee, Ga.-based IPD Hosptiality Inc. purchased the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee-Brookfield from an affiliate of Plano, Texas-based Ambridge Hospitality, for $10.2 million, according to state records. Read more...

Hyatt Regency plans to renovate Polaris room atop the hotel

Press Release | June 15, 2015

The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee will renovate the Polaris room, the circular restaurant space that revolved atop the downtown hotel for decades, before closing to the public in 2009, according to information shared by the hotel. Read more...

HFF Gets $25M for Hilton Hotel in MN

Press Release | June 03, 2015

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP has just secured $25 million in refinancing for the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis, a 229-key, full-service hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

Opening day set for DIA hotel; runway resurfacing begins this month

Press Release | June 03, 2015

Denver International Airport officials on Monday announced both the opening date for DIA's new hotel and the kickoff of a $46.5 million resurfacing project on one of its most heavily used runways. Read more...

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Named Hotel of the Year

Press Release | June 03, 2015

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest has been named "Hotel of the Year" for the Americas by Marriott International, continuing its strong run under the Marriott brand. Read more...

Coon Rapids gets grant from area visitors bureau

Press Release | June 02, 2015

An annual marketing grant was presented to the Coon Rapids City Council May 5 by Twin Cities Gateway, the area tourism and visitors bureau, of which Coon Rapids is a member. Read more...

Sherman, Mortenson and newcomer Saturday Properties bid for Guthrie Liner Parcel

Press Release | June 02, 2015

Three Twin Cities developers are vying for the chance to build on the Guthrie Liner Parcel, a thin strip of land facing Washington Avenue in the bustling east downtown neighborhood. Read more...

SentryWorld golf course scores a hole-in-one after massive renovations

Press Release | June 02, 2015

After a windstorm blew down dozens of trees at SentryWorld about 10 years ago, the course contacted Robert Trent Jones Jr., who designed the central Wisconsin gem for Sentry Insurance, and asked for advice. Read more...

New 134-room Holiday Inn hotel proposed for East Colorado Street

Press Release | June 02, 2015

Economic development director says project may reinvigorate the area. Read more...

Fore! The River Course at Colorado's Keystone Resort welcomes 18 holes of spectacular mountain golf

Press Release | June 02, 2015

Summit County, Colorado's Keystone Resort swings into spring with the first of two stunning golf courses opening for play Friday, May 15. Read more...

Ski resort developers get Colorado land swap OK'd by forest service

Press Release | June 02, 2015

Developers are a step closer to building a ski resort about 85 miles northeast of Durango in Wolf Creek with the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a land swap. Read more...

Reimagined Edinburgh USA golf course aims to be less gritty, more fun

Press Release | June 02, 2015

A big cutback in sand traps is one of the changes at the Brooklyn Park golf course after a $2 million overhaul. Read more...

East Silent Lake Resort

Press Release | June 02, 2015

Historic resort marks 100 years Read more...

2015 May Gala Recap and Announcement of EMPI Award Recipients

Press Release | May 19, 2015

Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients who were announced at our annual May Gala on Thursday, May 14th at the Dakota Jazz Club. Read more...

Canterbury Park predicts record-breaking season

Press Release | May 07, 2015

Canterbury Park Holding Corp. plans to pay out a record $14 million in purses this summer in what will be the longest racing season in 23 years. Read more...

Potawatomi gets LEED Gold status

Press Release | May 07, 2015

In the heart of a valley once known for industry and the stench of livestock is a clean, green oasis. Read more...

Renovations complete at New Brighton Community Center

Press Release | May 07, 2015

Just fewer than seven months of renovations at the New Brighton Community Center came to a ceremonial end the evening of April 28 with a ribbon cutting carried out by elected officials and city staff. Read more...

Crews top off JW Marriott hotel at Mall of America

Press Release | May 01, 2015

Mortenson Construction placed the final beam on top of what will be a 15-level JW Marriott luxury hotel attached to the Mall of America in Bloomington. Read more...

St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center could grow

Press Release | April 23, 2015

St. Cloud officials will find out soon if the River’s Edge Convention Center parking ramp project includes additional space to be built for the center. Read more...

Ameristar named Iowa's best hotel by national magazine

Press Release | April 23, 2015

A recent search was held to find the best hotel in Iowa of which almost 500 were evaluated. And, the winner was ... Ameristar Casino Hotel of Council Bluffs. Read more...

Canterbury cements development plans with purchase of Hauer farmland

Press Release | April 23, 2015

Canterbury Park’s plans for a large, multiuse development project on property near its horse track and Card Casino solidified on Wednesday last week when the company signed a purchase agreement for more than 32 acres of land southwest of the track, owned by Hauer Farms Inc. Read more...

Sam promoted to casino GM

Press Release | April 15, 2015

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, owner and operator of Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley, announced the promotion of Tracy Sam to general manager of Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Read more...

Minneapolis - St. Paul Chapter of the International Special Events Society Announces 2015

Press Release | April 07, 2015

The Minneapolis - St. Paul Chapter of the International Special Events Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Minnesota Star Awards. Read more...

Meetings Mean Business leads effort in United States on 4/16

Press Release | April 02, 2015

MPI Wisconsin Chapter is proud to support the first-ever North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) that is being spearheaded by the Convention Industry Council and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. Read more...

Jim Spellos Provides Meeting & Business App Tips at April MPI WI Meeting

Press Release | April 02, 2015

Are you overwhelmed with information? Can’t keep up with the tidal wave that comes from different tech resources? Do you know the latest Apps to help you with your events? Read more...

Downtown hotel opened 25 years ago

Press Release | March 15, 2015

The grand opening was not scheduled until April. Read more...

Join the “Wow Experience” at MPI-Wisconsin Chapter Education and Fundraiser Event!

Press Release | March 11, 2015

Elkhart Lake, WI – Join us on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at The Osthoff Resort as we learn a 5 Step Approach to Creating the WOW Customer Experience that identifies the benefits of making memorable emotional connections. Read more...

The Minnesota Chapter of Meeting Professionals International Announces March Event State

Press Release | March 11, 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The local chapter of MPI will discuss the State of the Meetings Industry with Michael Dominguez. Read more...

CVB details competition for expo center

Press Release | March 03, 2015

A proposed expo center in downtown Appleton would compete with several other markets around the state. Read more...

Graves Recommended To Develop MSP Airport Hotel

Press Release | March 03, 2015

Metropolitan Airports Commission staff is recommending Graves Hospitality as the developer of the first full-service hotel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Read more...

Smoke-free Iowa casino gets hearing, little more

Press Release | March 03, 2015

A House subcommittee spent about 15 minutes Tuesday hearing the pros and cons of a bill seeking to authorize up to two new gambling licenses for smoke-free casinos and then adjourned without comment or action. Read more...

Des Moines Looks to Build Convention Center Hotel

Press Release | March 03, 2015

The midwest is continuing to boost its appeal to the MICE market: Des Moines, Iowa, is looking to build a new hotel to bring in larger-scale meetings and events. The City Council is reviewing a plan to build a $100 million Iowa Events Center Hotel. Read more...

Downtown Owatonna named to National Register of Historic Places

Press Release | February 25, 2015

A local gem is now officially a historical one. Read more...

Morrissey’s view: Twin Cities hotel market stronger than ever

Press Release | February 25, 2015

Bill Morrissey has never seen a stronger hotel market in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market than the one he’s working in now. Read more...

Young developer has big plans for century-old crown jewel

Press Release | February 20, 2015

Big renovations are planned for a 95-year-old building in downtown Des Moines. Read more...

As Hotel Blackhawk turns 100, owners want to expand brand

Press Release | February 20, 2015

Davenport has enjoyed the Hotel Blackhawk for most of the past century. Now the owners think it's time to export the brand. Read more...

Hotel executive Ravi Patel to run for Congress in Iowa's 1st district

Press Release | February 20, 2015

Ravi Patel, the president of a family-owned hotel business, is running for Congress in Iowa's 1st Congressional District. Read more...

Ronnei named Outstanding Individual in Tourism

Press Release | February 20, 2015

Mark Ronnei, general manager of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, was named the Outstanding Individual in Tourism for his long-term work and commitment to the Minnesota tourism industry at the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts’ Properties Recognized with AAA Four Diamond Award® Rating

Press Release | February 20, 2015

The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Skirvin Hilton and Hilton Milwaukee again receive AAA Four Diamond status in 2015 Read more...

Tribe gives $5 million to local governments, schools

Press Release | February 17, 2015

Local governments and schools will receive $5 million this year in slot machine revenue from FireKeepers Casino Hotel. Read more...

State rejects Hard Rock arena offer tied to casino OK

Press Release | February 13, 2015

Just hours after the Menominee tribe floated the idea of paying $220 million to cover the taxpayers' share for a new downtown Milwaukee arena in exchange for approval of its proposed Kenosha casino, Gov. Scott Walker's administration quickly shot down the offer. Read more...

Family buys historic Des Moines hotel, plans renovation

Press Release | February 13, 2015

The first time Raj Patel stepped foot inside the Hotel Fort Des Moines, he knew he wanted to buy it. Read more...

Wilderness Resort Honors 4 Employees For Exemplary Customer Service

Press Release | February 13, 2015

The owners of Wilderness Resort understand that in order to remain a tourism and hospitality leader in Wisconsin Dells, the resort must make providing outstanding customer service part of its daily mission. Read more...

Minneapolis marks record year for conventions, events

Press Release | January 29, 2015

Minneapolis filled more hotel rooms and snagged more big events in 2014 than in any other previous year, according to the organization that handles the city's convention and tourism business. Read more...

The MN Chapter of Meeting Professionals International Announces All Day Education Event – iConnect

Press Release | January 29, 2015

The local chapter of MPI announces an all-day education event. Read more...

More Glenwood hotel rooms full in 2014

Press Release | January 28, 2015

Glenwood Springs hotel rooms were occupied more often last year than in 2013, according to the year-end Rocky Mountain Lodging Report for 2014, continuing an upward trend in local lodging occupancy and serving as further testament to a healthy tourism economy. Read more...

Sage Hospitality to manage Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel

Press Release | January 28, 2015

Denver-based Sage Hospitality has been chosen by Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. to manage the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel, Host Hotels announced Friday. Read more...

5 Colorado hotels rank among the best in the U.S.

Press Release | January 28, 2015

TripAdvisor has ranked some of the best hotels in the United States and five of them happen to be in Colorado. Read more...

Visitors Bureau CEO Greg Edwards reshapes Des Moines

Press Release | December 31, 2014

If the audience is the NCAA, Greg Edwards morphs into his best Knute Rockne — coaching away doubts with the confidence in his voice, poking holes in nagging concerns and wrapping duct tape around fragile confidence. Read more...

U.S. Bank invests nearly $2M in West Allis hotel

Press Release | December 31, 2014

West Allis will soon finish its first hotel near State Fair Park, bolstered by close to $2 million from a U.S. Bank subsidiary that is leveraging federal tax credits. Read more...

Developer proposing 80-story tower in Minneapolis provides details of team

Press Release | December 31, 2014

The reaction to news of an 80-story tower in downtown Minneapolis was swift and strong. Read more...

The Edgewater in Madison, Wis., Completes $100M Restoration

Press Release | November 07, 2014

After undergoing a $100-million restoration and expansion, The Edgewater is now open to guests in Madison, Wisconsin. Read more...

Appleton's Paper Valley Hotel for sale for $7.5 million

Press Release | November 07, 2014

An online listing says the starting bid for the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton is $7.5 million. Read more...

Dells approves room tax increase

Press Release | October 29, 2014

The Wisconsin Dells Common Council unanimously approved amendments to two tax ordinances to provide funds for economic development. Read more...

Marcus Corporation promotes general managers at area hotels

Press Release | October 29, 2014

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corporation, has promoted three general managers in its Milwaukee hotels. Read more...

Hilton Launches Meeting Planner 'Idea Network'

Press Release | October 29, 2014

Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of Idea Network, an online resource created for planning professionals. Read more...

EXDO Event Center Announces Preferred Catering Partnerships in Part of a Re-branding Campaign

Press Release | October 13, 2014

EXDO Event Center, a successful special events venue, has been entertaining all types of events at this amazing location! Read more...

Aspen Chamber Resort Association board endorses Sky Hotel plans

Press Release | October 03, 2014

Plans to demolish the 91-room Sky Hotel and replace it with a 45-foot-tall, 100-room hotel gained support from the Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s board of directors Tuesday. Read more...

MSP airport plans to add more gates, parking, hotel

Press Release | October 03, 2014

Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are making plans to additional parking ramps, better security lines and an on-site hotel. Read more...

MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST LAUNCHES VISITORS GUIDE PHOTO CONTEST

Press Release | September 30, 2014

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a photo contest in which top submissions will be featured in the 2015 Minneapolis Northwest Official Visitors Guide. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin announces MPI Award Winners for 2014

Press Release | September 30, 2014

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards gala was held on September 11th at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Read more...

LG CVB has aided The Abbey's growth

Press Release | September 25, 2014

David Lindelow, general manager of The Abbey Resort, credits both the growing economy and the village’s membership in the Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for the resort’s success in the last few years. Read more...

Hotel Northland restoration set for fall construction start after key Green Bay approval

Press Release | September 25, 2014

An Iowa firm and a Milwaukee-based developer expect to begin renovation work on the Hotel Northland in Green Bay this fall after city of Green Bay officials Tuesday gave a needed approval for the development’s financing. Read more...

Hyatt Place Denver hotel changes hands

Press Release | September 25, 2014

A Florida real estate investment trust has bought the 194-room Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek in Glendale for $32 million, or about $165,000 a room. Read more...

Residence Inn by Marriott hotel downtown sold for $23.9 million

Press Release | September 25, 2014

Minneapolis-based CSM Corp. recently purchased the 131-suite Residence Inn by Marriott hotel at 648 N. Plankinton Ave. in downtown Milwaukee for $23.86 million, according to state records. Read more...

Fundraiser offers view of new SentryWorld Golf Course

Press Release | September 25, 2014

Most golfers across Wisconsin will have to wait a little longer to drive, chip and putt at the revitalized SentryWorld Golf Course. Read more...

Restaurant plans banquet hall expansion

Press Release | September 25, 2014

A lakeshore restaurant is planning to increase its capacity for large events that overlook the water — in response to growing customer demand in the area. Read more...

Rome launches own tourism bureau

Press Release | September 25, 2014

The town of Rome has decided to ramp up its marketing efforts and established its own tourism bureau to get the job done. Read more...

Revamped Colorado Resort Offers New Group Concessions

Press Release | September 25, 2014

The Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., is offering two complimentary concessions for group bookings Nov. 15, 2014 through April 15, 2015. Read more...

New downtown Stillwater hotel could open in 2015

Press Release | September 15, 2014

Plan for a new luxury hotel in downtown Stillwater are still a go. Read more...

Arrow-C-Ranch delivers a one-of-a-kind photo shoot during the venue’s grand opening!

Press Release | September 05, 2014

Arrow-C-Ranch, a new venue designed for all types of events for intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, vow renewals or other social occasions from birthdays to anniversaries celebrations! Read more...

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Provides Meeting Planners Tools within Conrad Concierge Mobile App

Press Release | September 01, 2014

Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduced today the addition of a new and intuitive Conrad Meetings function to the award-winning Conrad Concierge mobile app. Read more...

Denver’s iconic Hotel Teatro undergoes transformation

Press Release | September 01, 2014

Denver’s iconic Hotel Teatro has unveiled an inspired, new experiential design, reimagining the entire ground floor of the historic luxury property. Read more...

Redlands Mesa Tabbed as Top Golf Course in Colorado

Press Release | September 01, 2014

The Western Slope is full of beautiful golf courses - from Glenwood Springs to Fruita, Rifle to Grand Junction - but there's one course in particular that's garnering all the attention. Read more...

Fox Cities promoters want to raise hotel room tax

Press Release | August 05, 2014

The Fox Cities Exhibition Center Inc. wants to see the area's hotel room tax raised from 9 percent to 10 percent - the state maximum - to help pay for a new $27 million exhibition center in downtown Appleton and possibly a new indoor sports complex. Read more...

Minneapolis Hotel Revenue Increased 59 Percent During All-Star Week

Press Release | August 05, 2014

Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 85th All-Star week did a lot more than just bring a star studded line-up into the city of Minneapolis. Read more...

TEXAS OUTLAW BBQ TAKES TOP HONORS AT THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST AT MYSTIC LAKE

Press Release | July 30, 2014

The Great Midwest Rib Fest debuted at Mystic Lake last weekend, featuring eight of the country’s top rib cookers competing for prizes. Read more...

Northfield, MN named Top 10 Small Town in 2014

Press Release | July 23, 2014

Northfield, Minnesota, has been named a Top 10 Small Town, 2014 by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America’s small to mid-sized cities. Read more...

LOCAL CELEBRITY JUDGES TO AWARD BEST RIBS AT THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST AT MYSTIC LAKE JULY 25 – 27

Press Release | July 22, 2014

The Great Midwest Rib Fest debuts at Mystic Lake this year, featuring eight of the country’s top rib cookers competing for $15,000 in prizes. Read more...

Iowa Tourism Office offers $250,000 grant program

Press Release | July 18, 2014

Tourism-related entities in Iowa have until Aug. 4 to apply for grants available through the Iowa Tourism Grant program. Read more...

Marriott in Minnetonka fetches $33.1 million in sale

Press Release | July 18, 2014

Denver-based Sage Hospitality paid $33.1 million in its purchase this month of the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest, a 321-room hotel in Minnetonka, according to a new filing. Read more...

Madison Hotel Revamps Rooms, Meeting Space

Press Release | July 18, 2014

The Best Western Plus InnTowner has just completed a $2 million dollar renovation of its 176 guest rooms with new carpet, new furniture, new lighting, pillow-top mattress bedding, 42" Flat Screen TV's, upgraded Wi-Fi and Keurig Personal Coffee Machines in each guest room. Read more...

Build new arena near Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, legislator suggests

Press Release | July 18, 2014

Add two sites in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley near the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to the list of prospective locations for a new arena in Milwaukee. Read more...

City to spend $150K on Clarion Hotel expenses

Press Release | July 18, 2014

The city of Green Bay is committing another $150,000 to operate the downtown Clarion Hotel while working to complete a long-awaited sale to the hotel's management company. Read more...

Burlington developer hosts opening of 2 downtown DM hotels Thursday

Press Release | July 11, 2014

Hawkeye Hotels Inc. has scheduled a grand opening at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for side-by-side properties it developed in downtown Des Moines, the first new hotel construction downtown since the 1990s. Read more...

Hard Rock Cafe Seeks 150 Workers For MOA Location

Press Release | July 07, 2014

As the Hard Rock Cafe prepares to return to the Twin Cities in mid-August, it’s looking to hire 150 new employees. Read more...

Valleyfair nearly back to normal after flooding

Press Release | July 07, 2014

The return comes just as the amusement park prepares for a busy July 4th weekend. Read more...

Canterbury Park Strives To Recover From Weather Woes

Press Release | July 07, 2014

The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. Read more...

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Receives TripAdvisor's Award of Excellence

Press Release | July 07, 2014

Coralville hotel is recognized by world's largest travel site for superior reviews from customers. Read more...

Wave of new offerings at Wisconsin Dells

Press Release | July 07, 2014

Wisconsin’s hot summer destination keeps coming up with fresh ways to lure tourists. Read more...

Office building near convention center to be converted to hotel

Press Release | July 07, 2014

An older, underused office building near downtown Milwaukee's convention center would be converted into a hotel under a new proposal. Read more...

Valleyfair feeling impact of floodwaters, remains open

Press Release | June 27, 2014

The state’s largest amusement park remains open after having to shut down three rides. Read more...

Convention Center to get $14.5 million in work

Press Release | June 27, 2014

The Minneapolis Convention Center is headed for $14.5 million in renovations and improvements over the next two years, some of which are aimed at helping networking among people attending events, convention officials said Wednesday. Read more...

Hive Network Now Open to All Meeting Suppliers

Press Release | June 27, 2014

The Hive Network, a private community connecting suppliers with meeting planners for the purpose of joint education and networking, is now open to all meetings-industry suppliers, founder Shawna Suckow (left) announced yesterday. Read more...

Copper Mountain Resort and Keystone employees honored by Colorado ski industry group

Press Release | June 27, 2014

Two Summit County ski resort employees were honored recently for their work giving ski lessons and grooming slopes. Read more...

Wisconsin Resort Launches Late-Year Group Special

Press Release | June 27, 2014

Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, a resort on Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin Coast, has announced its new “Meet For Two, Get One for You” group meeting and events promotion. Read more...

2014 Excellence Winners Announced at MSAE's 58th Annual Meeting & Expo

Press Release | June 24, 2014

Association professionals and supporters, recipients of the prestigious Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Awards of Excellence, were honored Tuesday, June 17 at an awards ceremony held during the 58th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society of Association Executives. Read more...

7 things to know about Des Moines' new convention hotel

Press Release | June 23, 2014

Plans for a convention hotel in downtown Des Moines are slated to get a boost Friday as a state board considers how much money it wants to contribute to the project. Read more...

On Tap @ Mystic Craft Beer Fest Debuts

Press Release | June 19, 2014

Mystic Lake announces the debut of the On Tap @ Mystic Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, August 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Read more...

Denver 'Pop Culture Hotel' Completes $7M Renovation

Press Release | June 18, 2014

Denver's only pop culture hotel, the Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton, has kicked things up a notch with the completion of an extensive $7 million property renovation that included upgrades to all 336 guest rooms and a lobby expansion. Read more...

Eau Claire named one of the best cities in America

Press Release | June 16, 2014

The City of Eau Claire has been named one of the best cities in America. Read more...

Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown Completes Major Room Renovation

Press Release | June 16, 2014

The Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms to add even more sophistication and style while maintaining a high standard of comfort. Read more...

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown Becomes First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in Denver

Press Release | June 16, 2014

The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver recently announced it has received LEED Gold certification for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read more...

St. Cloud gets state funds complete River's Edge Convention Center

Press Release | June 09, 2014

After 14 years, Legislature finally approved money to complete expansion of convention center. Read more...

Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new program

Press Release | June 05, 2014

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a new program to encourage local residents and business professionals to recommend their hometown as a site for professional, civic, recreational meetings or events. Read more...

Downtown Mpls. Co-Working Space Begins Hosting WeddingsTwin Cities co-working organizations are find

Press Release | June 02, 2014

Co-working spaces: where freelance professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups convene in a shared environment to work on their latest projects—and now, a place where they can tie the knot as well? Read more...

DiamondRock Hospitality Announces Completion Of Hilton Minneapolis Renovation

Press Release | May 28, 2014

DiamondRock Hospitality Company announces the successful completion of its $13.0 million renovation of the Hilton Minneapolis, including guest rooms, guest bathrooms and corridors, which commenced in November 2013 and which was completed in March 2014. Read more...

Summer spending sends Colorado resort towns toward record tourism year

Press Release | May 28, 2014

Happy-to-spend tourists are back in Colorado, and if their wallets remain open this summer, mountain resort towns are on track for a record year. Read more...

'Visit Duluth' Launches New Marketing Strategy

Press Release | May 28, 2014

As summer tourism season begins to build, the City of Duluth is beginning to unravel a brand new advertising and marketing campaign like it's never done before. Read more...

Pfister completes renovations of 1966 tower

Press Release | May 28, 2014

The renovation of The Pfister Hotel's 176 guest rooms emphasized luxury in elements large and small. Read more...

Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown hotel completes $2.1M renovation

Press Release | May 28, 2014

The Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown has completed a $2.1 million renovation, according to a news release. Read more...

Denver Marriott City Center Strikes Gold With Major Lobby Renovation

Press Release | May 28, 2014

Guests of the Denver Marriott City Center will strike it rich in comfort and convenience thanks to the completion of a major lobby renovation. Read more...

Colorado Mountain Resort Wraps $16M Revamp

Press Release | May 23, 2014

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort & Villas in Colorado is ready to unveil more than $16 million in property renovations and upgrades in time to kick off the summer 2014 travel season. Read more...

Minnesota finally basks in Super Bowl victory by landing 2018 game

Press Release | May 23, 2014

The Vikings lost four Super Bowls on the field, but the team and Minnesota pulled off the ultimate upset Tuesday, beating out two established Super Bowl cities to land the NFL's biggest prize. Read more...

Twin Cities had boost in tourism in 2013

Press Release | May 20, 2014

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area drew 29.4 million visitors in 2013 — a 5.4 percent increase from 2012. Read more...

Minnesota tourism expects $8 for every $1 spent on marketing

Press Release | May 20, 2014

Explore Minnesota, the state tourism agency, is flush with cash from the Minnesota Legislature and has launched a campaign that reaches to Chicago in the east and Denver in the west. Read more...

Meridian Behavioral Health Signs Purchase Agreement for Gainey Center

Press Release | May 20, 2014

Meridian Behavioral Health LLC has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna from the University of St. Thomas, and plans to use the center as a supervised living facility providing counseling and treatment services to people who suffer from addictive diseases or behavioral disorders. Read more...

Kalahari owner brings diverse work history to resort business

Press Release | May 07, 2014

Wisconsin Dells — At 14, Todd Nelson was a Sauk County farm kid and an auctioneer with the family auction business — antiques, cattle, horses, stuff they scarfed up cruising garage sales in Madison. Read more...

LEAD Green – Learn at the MPI –WI Spring Education Day

Press Release | May 06, 2014

LEAD Green – Learn at the MPI –WI Spring Education day how to be Lean, Mean & Green at your Next Event! Read more...

Historic Okoboji resort won't change hands

Press Release | May 06, 2014

OKOBOJI, Iowa | The pending sale of The Inn, a more-than-century-old resort on the shore of West Lake Okoboji, is off. Read more...

Sky Hotel in Aspen Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing

Press Release | April 23, 2014

Kimpton's Sky Hotel in Aspen has appointed Casandra Foister as the property's new director of sales and marketing. Read more...

St. Peter area golf course clubhouse gets major facelift

Press Release | April 21, 2014

Inside and out, the Shoreland County Club clubhouse, tucked away on the bluffs overlooking St. Peter, has a new look. Read more...

Iron Range Tourism Bureau reaching out to local event planners

Press Release | April 21, 2014

EVELETH – On Wednesday, Apr. 16, members of the Iron Range Tourism Bureau (IRTB) board of directors are hoping to learn more about area events from the planners themselves, and share ways tourist dollars can be maximized when events happen on the Range. Read more...

Bloomington investor buys Duluth Radisson

Press Release | April 21, 2014

A Bloomington investor has bought the Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview for an undisclosed price. Read more...

Davenport casino operator pleased with Cedar Rapids decision

Press Release | April 21, 2014

Dan Kehl described himself as "very happy" Thursday and ready to turn his full attention to getting Davenport's Rhythm City on shore after the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission vetoed a casino in Cedar Rapids. Read more...

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces Plan for the Future

Press Release | April 16, 2014

The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced its Plan for the Future, a comprehensive public campaign to restore its War Memorial Center and Kahler building and reinstall the galleries. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Area Vice Presidents

Press Release | April 16, 2014

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced that Jim Waldvogel, general manager of the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington and Tom Mason, general manager of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, will assume additional responsibilities as area vice presidents for the company. Read more...

Downtown Hampton to be renovated under new owner

Press Release | April 10, 2014

The Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown will undergo a major remodeling project under its new owner that bought the hotel in January. Read more...

Denver Marriott West Renovates On-Site Restaurant And Bar

Press Release | April 10, 2014

Hotel in Golden, CO, will complete remodel of Copper Creek on April 3. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin announces Board Members for 2014-2015

Press Release | April 03, 2014

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the new board members for the 2014-2015 season. Read more...

Stonebridge Companies' DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center Offers Spring Meeting Specials

Press Release | April 02, 2014

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center has announced special meeting offers for packages booked by April 18, 2014 that will take place between May 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Read more...

Fifth Kohler golf course more likely as company abandons lodging plans

Press Release | April 02, 2014

Herbert V. Kohler Jr. has looked all over the world for land on which to build another championship golf course. Read more...

Ghermezians’ Mall of America Kicks Off $325 Million Expansion

Press Release | April 01, 2014

While the Ghermezian brothers are just now getting ready to start construction to complete the American Dream Meadowlands mega mall in New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan, they are playing close attention to their existing shopping centre properties as well. Read more...

EMBASSY SUITES MINNEAPOLIS-NORTH WINS FOUR EMBASSY SUITES BRAND AWARDS

Press Release | March 12, 2014

Embassy Suites Hotels declared the winners of its performance - and nomination-based awards for Embassy Suites Hotels for 2013. Read more...

Monona Terrace, Osthoff Resort among governor's tourism honorees

Press Release | March 12, 2014

The Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison and the general manager of The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake were among the recipients of the annual Governor’s Tourism Awards given out Tuesday. Read more...

Under-Construction Mpls. Hotel Sold For $38M

Press Release | March 12, 2014

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), has announced plans to acquire its second hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

Fire damages clubhouse at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Press Release | March 05, 2014

A fire early Saturday morning extensively damaged the Cold Water Canyon Clubhouse at Chula Vista Resort. Read more...

Milwaukee River Hilton may be converted to Holiday Inn

Press Release | March 05, 2014

Glendale's Milwaukee River Hilton Hotel, which faces the prospect of closing when its franchise expires in April, would undergo extensive renovations and become a Holiday Inn under a new proposal. Read more...

Milwaukee falls short of hotel rooms for major convention

Press Release | March 05, 2014

City leaders consider bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention Read more...

Traveler Interest in Minnesota Increases despite Frigid January

Press Release | March 03, 2014

Explore Minnesota Tourism (EMT) tracks the number of website visits, phone calls, and visits to our statewide Travel Information Centers on a monthly basis. Read more...

Minneapolis hotel occupancy reaches pre-recession heights

Press Release | March 03, 2014

Minneapolis' hotel occupancy rate was 72 percent at the end of 2013, the highest mark since 2005. Read more...

Ryan Cos. adds hotel element to its downtown Mpls. parking ramp proposal

Press Release | March 03, 2014

Ryan Cos., one of two Twin Cities companies vying for the rights to develop the space above a new 6-level parking ramp in downtown Minneapolis near the new Vikings stadium, has revised its proposal. Read more...

Colorado high country studded with 6 of the 10 priciest resort hotels

Press Release | March 03, 2014

Snow accumulations aren't the only things running high in Colorado's ski country. Read more...

CWT Reports Strong Performance in 2013

Press Release | February 25, 2014

Client retention rate at high of 98 percent Read more...

Carlson unveils two new hotel concepts for Radisson franchisees

Press Release | February 21, 2014

Carlson unveiled its new hotel concepts for Radisson franchisees: the media-savvy Red and five-star Quorvus. Read more...

Leech Lake Band, Canterbury Park sign agreements to bring simulcast horseracing to Northern Lights

Press Release | February 14, 2014

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO) and Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (CPHC) have entered into a management agreement that, pending regulatory approvals, will allow Leech Lake to offer simulcast wagering on horse races from around the world at Northern Lights Casino and Events Center, Walker. Read more...

Golf Magazine Readers Poll Names THE BROADMOOR in Colorado #1 Golf Resort in North America

Press Release | February 12, 2014

The Broadmoor is proud to announce that the property has been named “#1 Golf Resort in North America” by Golf magazine readers. Read more...

Hotel Ivy owner plans luxury hotel for historic Minneapolis building

Press Release | February 12, 2014

The local company that recently acquired Hotel Ivy is working on plans for another ultra-luxury hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

Tourism Leaders Recognized at Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference

Press Release | February 11, 2014

A select group of tourism leaders received awards at the Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held Feb. 4-5 in Duluth. Read more...

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Completes Sale of Davenport, Iowa Property

Press Release | February 11, 2014

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. announced that today it completed the previously announced sale of its Davenport, Iowa property to Scott County Casino LLC headed by Dan Kehl. Read more...

Graves 601 converts floor into upscale spa and suites

Press Release | February 06, 2014

The Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis has converted its entire sixth floor into a new, upscale spa and suites for spa customers. Read more...

Dinner theater planned in Shakopee

Press Release | February 06, 2014

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Shakopee’s River Valley Theatre Company has partnered with Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee to bring the perfect date night out — dinner theater. Read more...

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

Press Release | February 06, 2014

Enhancements improve the guest experience at this 389 room suburban Milwaukee hotel located near Brookfield Square Shopping Mall. Read more...

Hackers target major hotel chains

Press Release | February 06, 2014

A nationwide hotel operator is investigating a suspected data security breach that may have compromised credit card and debit card information of customers who stayed at properties in eight states last year, the company announced Monday. Read more...

MPI Wisconsin Announces February Meeting Overcoming Destination Misperception

Press Release | February 06, 2014

You are trying to find a destination for your next big meeting and one of your colleagues brings up Bogota, Colombia? Another colleague says Miami? Or let’s say Madison? Each of those locations would register in your mind differently than it would in the minds of your colleagues. Read more...

SportsEvents Announces 2014 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Press Release | January 29, 2014

SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada, has announced the Minneapolis Northwest CVB as a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winner. Read more...

Colorado hotels ranked among best in U.S.

Press Release | January 29, 2014

TripAdvisor has announced the results of their 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards and seven Denver area hotels are among the winners. Read more...

Minnesota to announce bid for Super Bowl on Monday

Press Release | January 27, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton and a coalition of Minnesota business and community leaders will announce the state's bid to bring the Super Bowl to Minnesota. Read more...

What bad weather? Minneapolis tourism expects boost in visitors

Press Release | January 27, 2014

Watch for baseball fans, Shriners and volleyball stars milling about the streets of Minneapolis in 2014, when more event visitors are expected to descend on the city than in any other year in recent history. Read more...

Eagan outlet mall announces more tenants

Press Release | January 24, 2014

Paragon Outlet Partners has commitments from retailers for 90 percent of the space at the 409,000-square-foot Eagan outlet mall, Baltimore-based Paragon said Thursday. Read more...

Hotel Blackhawk makes Forbes Travel Guide list

Press Release | January 24, 2014

Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport has been recognized as a 2014 Recommended Property by the Forbes Travel Guide, one of 82 hotels worldwide to earn that title and the only one in Iowa. Read more...

The Broadmoor Launches First Ever Resort App

Press Release | January 23, 2014

The Broadmoor announces the launch of its free resort app today, designed to expand its impeccable guest services and provide users with effortless resources that further enhance The Broadmoor experience. Read more...

Half-finished luxury hotel in Springs finds buyer

Press Release | January 22, 2014

The Colorado Springs Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center may be finished at last now that a buyer has been found for the luxury property, the Colorado Springs Business Journal reports. Read more...

CRM Delivers 360 Degree View of Customers for Great Wolf Lodge

Press Release | January 22, 2014

Great Wolf Resorts, an icon in the hospitality industry, is the largest family of indoor waterpark resorts in North America, with a dozen fully integrated resorts from Niagara Falls, Ontario to Grapevine, Texas, Grand Mound, Washington. Read more...

Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells Announces Many New Attractions and Amenities for 2014

Press Release | January 22, 2014

Wilderness Resort is adding many new attractions and amenities to its 600 acre resort located in Wisconsin Dells. Read more...

Size of proposed 6-story hotel in Dinkytown a big concern

Press Release | January 21, 2014

The ongoing and passionate debate over the future of Dinkytown now revolves around a proposal to build a six-story hotel in the heart of the commercial district. Read more...

Kohler Co. Properties Rank Among the World's Best Accommodations

Press Release | January 15, 2014

Both The American Club and Old Course Hotel place made the annual list of Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels. Read more...

Woodbury ponders convention and visitors bureau

Press Release | January 15, 2014

Woodbury city officials are reaching out to businesses in the next step toward creating a convention and visitors bureau. Read more...

Minn. Indian band plans $10M Mille Lacs resort

Press Release | January 15, 2014

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is continuing to expand into the hospitality industry. Read more...

Saint Paul Hotel Named to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels of 2014

Press Release | January 15, 2014

The Saint Paul Hotel is honored to be named to Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2014 "500 World’s Best Hotels" and is the only Minnesota hotel recognized on the list! Read more...

Meeting Planners Check-in to the Cloud at Hilton Worldwide

Press Release | January 15, 2014

getplanning to expand to nearly 200 Connect+ properties around the world. Read more...

MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST GRANTED SMART MEETINGS 2013 PLATINUM CHOICE AWARD

Press Release | January 15, 2014

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently chosen as one of the select destination marketing organizations to receive the Smart Meetings 2013 Platinum Choice Award. Read more...

The Solution Circle at MPI-Wisconsin’s January Education Event

Press Release | January 15, 2014

Bring your challenge to MPI-Wisconsin January 16th at the Heidel House Resort & Spa and you will walk away knowing your challenge is on its way to be solved through allowing your peers to focus solely on providing you with solutions. Read more...

Courtyard Mankato Minnesota Green from the Ground to the Rooftop

Press Release | January 10, 2014

All that’s left is the waiting for the official plaque from the U.S. Green Building Council. When it arrives the Courtyard Mankato Minnesota will become the first hotel in the Gopher State to receive LEED certification. Read more...

Developer of proposed sports complex applying for creation of a reinvestment district

Press Release | January 06, 2014

The developer of a West Des Moines-based sports complex is seeking state financial aid under a program that was intended to help Des Moines capture a convention hotel downtown. Read more...

Denver Marriott City Center Encourages Meeting Planners To Book Rooms With Extra

Press Release | December 27, 2013

Incentive - New promotion from downtown Denver hotel offers iPad mini equipped with new Marriott Meeting Services app. Read more...

Marquette Hotel to renovate rooms, lobby

Press Release | December 18, 2013

The Marquette Hotel at IDS Center will undergo a $2 million renovation early next year. Read more...

Hospitality Hall of Fame adds Foussard

Press Release | December 18, 2013

In St. Cloud, he's known for Dinner with Santa effort. Read more...

Tribe's Kenosha casino bid gets boost from dealmaker

Press Release | December 11, 2013

Florida investor was go-between for Menominee, Hard Rock. Read more...

Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s Miracle on Canal Street team serves up hope at Ronald McDonald House

Press Release | December 11, 2013

Casino Public Affairs Specialist Kathy Ciskoski scoops up a helping of sautéed green beans for guests of the Ronald McDonald House. Read more...

Madison's other convention center: The Concourse Hotel

Press Release | December 04, 2013

Manager fears a Doyle Square hotel would cut into conference business. Read more...

Pfister wins inaugural award from Historic Hotels of America

Press Release | December 04, 2013

The Marcus family and The Pfister Hotel won the first-ever “Heritage Award” from the Historic Hotels of America, according to a news release. Read more...

Morrissey Family Wins Legendary Family Award from Historic Hotels of America

Press Release | November 27, 2013

The Historic Hotels of America 2013 Annual Awards recipients were announced at The Pfister Hotel on Thursday, November 21 and were presented to an audience of owners, senior management, invited media, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels across America. Read more...

Des Moines Marriott Downtown to Receive $2 Million Renovation

Press Release | November 26, 2013

Experience the transformation of Des Moines Marriott Downtown as the hotel prepares for renovated assembly and meeting spaces and the on-site restaurant and fitness center to be completed by 2014. Read more...

Beaver Run Resort’s Bob Barto receives Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association award

Press Release | November 21, 2013

After almost two decades serving on the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association board of directors, a local Breckenridge resort manager has been recognized for his efforts. Read more...

Michael Brindisi group “secures the future” of the multi-theater complex by purchasing its four-acre

Press Release | November 18, 2013

The new owners of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres now have control of the land on which their business sits, officials announced Friday. A purchase price was not disclosed. Read more...

Minnesota MPI November Meeting to be Held at A'Bulae

Press Release | November 15, 2013

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its November meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:00am – 1:30pm at A’Bulae, 255 East 6th Street, St. Paul. Read more...

American Club named top Midwestern resort by Conde Nast Traveler

Press Release | November 13, 2013

Conde Nast Traveler has named The American Club in Kohler as the top resort in the Midwest. Read more...

Major Meeting Space Expansion for Wisconsin Resort

Press Release | November 13, 2013

The Osthoff Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property on the shores of Elkhart Lake in eastern Wisconsin, is planning a significant expansion of its conference facilities. Read more...

Meetings Matter! MPI-Fall Education Conference to be held November 21, 2013

Press Release | November 11, 2013

Join us for MPI-Wisconsin’s annual Fall Education Day at the Wisconsin Center District! Read more...

The Shining hotel digging up pet cemetery

Press Release | November 06, 2013

The Colorado hotel that served as the inspiration for the Outlook Hotel in Stephen King's "The Shining" is planning to dig up its historic pet cemetery. Read more...

Jackpot win tops $2 million at Meskwaki Casino

Press Release | November 01, 2013

IGT is on a mission to make millionaires! Read more...

Iowa Tourism Award Winners Announced

Press Release | October 28, 2013

The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented 20 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry during last week's Iowa Tourism Conference in Waterloo. Read more...

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State offering Holiday Party incentives

Press Release | October 23, 2013

Experience the unexpected this holiday season with a holiday reception, wine or beer tasting or chef demonstration at downtown Denver's newest hotel, the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State. Read more...

Fortune Bay to celebrate 27th anniversary

Press Release | October 18, 2013

Fortune Bay Resort Casino is pulling out all the stops in anticipation of its 27th anniversary celebration. Read more...

Colorado dominates Condé Nast's lists of top Western hotels and resorts

Press Release | October 16, 2013

Colorado hotels and resorts once again dominate the Western honorees in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, though none are ranked this year in the prestigious list of the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world. Read more...

Contracts, contracts, and social media legal issues! Are you protecting yourself and your company?

Press Release | October 09, 2013

With so much emphasis placed on economic items such as room rates and attrition fees, do you focus on legal issues such as force majeure on contracts and do you and your organization know the legal risks that you are exposing yourself to while using social media? Read more...

Vikings: Minneapolis one of three finalists for 2018 Super Bowl

Press Release | October 09, 2013

Minneapolis is one of three finalists to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, the NFL announced Tuesday. Read more...

Commons Hotel awarded with Fodor's 100

Press Release | October 07, 2013

The Commons Hotel was recognized in Fodor's 100 Home Suite Homes category. Read more...

Antlers at Vail Hotel Announces Conference and Meeting Tip Sheet for Best Rocky Mountain Meetings in

Press Release | October 02, 2013

The meetings and convention experts at the Antlers at Vail hotel and conference center have released a tip sheet to help planners create perfect Vail, Colorado, meetings, from high-tech guest polling to poolside lunches. The 90-room condominium hotel offers 2,600 square feet of conference space and a dedicated meeting planner for groups. Read more...

The Broadmoor Announces Renovation, Expansion

Press Release | October 01, 2013

Famed Colorado resort The Broadmoor has commenced a renovation of its original “Broadmoor West” building in Colorado Springs, Colo., it announced yesterday. Read more...

Roseville Visitors Association Website Wins 2013 WebAward

Press Release | September 23, 2013

The Roseville Visitors Association, the Destination Marketing Organization for Roseville, Minnesota, was awarded the 2013 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for Best Regional Websites for www.visitroseville.com. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin announces MPI Award Winners for 2013

Press Release | September 19, 2013

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards held on September 5th at the Marriott Middleton. Read more...

Minnesota Opera to take on 'The Shining'

Press Release | September 19, 2013

Minnesota Opera's adaptation of the Stephen King classic is set to premiere May 2015. Read more...

Development continues at Wisconsin indoor water parks; Wilderness, Kalahari lead splashy list

Press Release | September 19, 2013

Indoor water parks stake their watery claims this week on the list of the 20 largest in Wisconsin and news from the water park scene has some officials talking development. Read more...

Minneapolis, Wolves near $100M Target Center renovation deal

Press Release | September 19, 2013

While the construction of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings remains a political football, the long-planned renovation of the Target Center arena in downtown Minneapolis is drawing less attention. Read more...

Racine County Executive Ladwig endorses Kenosha casino

Press Release | September 16, 2013

Racine County Executive James Ladwig has become the latest political, and Republican, leader to come out in favor of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's proposed $800 million casino and resort complex in Kenosha. Read more...

Minnesota MPI September Meeting Announced

Press Release | September 09, 2013

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its September meeting Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:00am – 1:30pm at the Union Depot Saint Paul, MN. Read more...

St. Paul's Town & Country Club going greener

Press Release | September 05, 2013

The 125-year-old golf club has received green certification. Chickens, bees and golfers will share space on the grounds. Read more...

MPI- 2013 Wisconsin Chapter Awards Gala Featuring “Flashback to Flashbacks”

Press Release | August 27, 2013

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is having a afternoon of education and a Evening of Vintage Las Vegas, this year hosted by Marriott Madison West. Read more...

MPI Minnesota Chapter Kick-Off Event to be Held August 21st

Press Release | August 19, 2013

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its first monthly meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00am – 1:30pm at the Millennium Hotel downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

Extreme Sandbox is adult playground

Press Release | August 19, 2013

If you're tired of the same old corporate team-building golf outings, you might want to consider taking up a sledge hammer, spray paint and driving a 19-ton excavator. Read more...

Proposal for downtown Waukesha hotel appears dead

Press Release | August 12, 2013

A plan to put a hotel and convention center in downtown Waukesha appears to be dead as the city and developer disagree about subsidies for the project. Read more...

New owners, proud to present the NEW Old Log Theater's premiere 2013-2014 season

Press Release | August 09, 2013

The Old Log Theater's Artistic Director, R. Kent Knutson, today announced five new productions for the 2013/2014 season. Read more...

Travel+Leisure Names The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Best Hotel Spa in Continental U.S.

Press Release | August 05, 2013

In any industry, gaining top honors as one of the world's best is an unforgettable achievement. Read more...

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Completes Expansion

Press Release | July 24, 2013

The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis has completed the second phase of a multimillion-dollar renovation, it announced yesterday. Read more...

Potawatomi casino plans holiday party for small companies

Press Release | July 24, 2013

With this week’s heat, the holidays might be the furthest thing from your mind. Read more...

Facility Rentals Bring in Revenues at TCF Bank Stadium

Press Release | July 24, 2013

Corporate events, wedding parties all improve the bottom line. Read more...

Hotels experience increased business since founding of Discover St. Louis Park

Press Release | July 24, 2013

When Discover St. Louis Park began in 2011, some hotel owners worried they would lose business from higher lodging taxes collected to pay for the convention and visitor’s bureau. Read more...

Denver Marriott City Center Celebrates Award by Offering Meeting Planners Extra Incentives

Press Release | July 16, 2013

Downtown Denver hotel rewards businesses as they book more rooms. Read more...

MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Press Release | July 03, 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 1, 2013 / Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau has officially launched their new website, www.minneapolisnorthwest.com, a website devoted to increasing awareness of the Minneapolis Northwest and Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area as a premier destination for travelers and meeting planners. Read more...

Videogame-themed nightclub switching to events-only format

Press Release | July 03, 2013

Insert Coin(s) Videolounge GameBar, a videogame-themed nightclub that opened in downtown Minneapolis last fall, is converting to a corporate events venue. Read more...

Four Seasons Launches New Meetings Website

Press Release | June 26, 2013

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has launched a new website custom-tailored for meeting planners, it announced yesterday. Read more...

Colorado sees 235,000 more skier visits in 2012/13 season

Press Release | June 14, 2013

Spring snow bolsters visits and spirits. Read more...

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Press Release | June 14, 2013

Property's $22 Million Investment Offers New Amenities and Enhanced Guest Experience Read more...

Vail, CO Condo Hotel and Conference Center Antlers at Vail Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate

Press Release | June 14, 2013

Antlers at Vail hotel in Vail, Colo., announced a recent honor for hospitality excellence. Read more...

ST. JAMES HOTEL EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Press Release | June 12, 2013

Honored as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Read more...

State panel OKs gambling market study that could mean more casinos

Press Release | June 10, 2013

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission unanimously agreed Thursday to authorize a statewide study of Iowa’s casino markets, a step that could open the door to the issuance of new gambling licenses. Read more...

Oneida tribe investing $28 million in expansion, remodel of Green Bay area casino in Wisconsin

Press Release | June 10, 2013

The Oneida Tribe of Indians will invest nearly $28 million to expand and remodel its casino near Green Bay in an effort to attract more visitors, including non-gamblers. Read more...

Nearly 3 months after water line break, Duluth Radisson reopens following $3M renovation

Press Release | June 07, 2013

The Radisson hotel in downtown Duluth has reopened nearly three months after being closed by a water main break. Read more...

Potawatomi Bingo Casino Helps Repair Four Homes During National Rebuilding Day May 18

Press Release | June 07, 2013

Potawatomi Bingo Casino employees helped transform the homes of four deserving Milwaukee area residents as part of National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, May 18. Read more...

St. Louis Park Goes Hollywood for State of the City

Press Release | May 31, 2013

The annual address was held at the ICON Theater at West End. Read more...

Cabela’s® Presents Owatonna, Minn., Store with Yearly Award

Press Release | May 31, 2013

Location named 2012 Cabela’s Customer Service Store of the Year Read more...

Congratulations to MPI Minnesota EMPI Winners!

Press Release | May 20, 2013

The following EMPI winners were awarded last week at the MPI Minnesota Annual Gala. Read more...

Grand View Lodge and Brainerd Lakes Area to host 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Press Release | May 20, 2013

It’s official – the 67th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener event will be held at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake and will be highlighting the Brainerd Lakes Area, May 8-11, 2014. Read more...

Canterbury Park: Casino agreement to give meet a big boost

Press Release | May 20, 2013

Friday evening’s opening of the Canterbury Park meet begins the first full year of a cooperative marketing agreement between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the track. Read more...

Canterbury Park Reports Record-Breaking Betting on Kentucky Derby Day

Press Release | May 13, 2013

Over 10,000 people flooded into Canterbury Park to sip mint juleps and bet on the "The Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs. Read more...

Milwaukee Hotel Suites Upgrade Mornings With New Breakfast Refresh

Press Release | May 13, 2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport Puts the Focus on Fresh in New Offerings. Read more...

Regal Revamp at Lux Wisconsin Resort

Press Release | May 13, 2013

The Kohler Co. has announced the completed renovation of the 55-room Carriage House at The American Club resort in Kohler, Wis. Read more...

Owatonna to host Minnesota Senior Games – June 19-22, 2013

Press Release | May 08, 2013

The Minnesota Senior Games – More than an Event ... Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle. Read more...

Meeting Planners “Take a Closer Look” at Minneapolis Northwest

Press Release | May 08, 2013

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau gave 30 meeting professionals the opportunity to “Take a Closer Look” at the Minneapolis Northwest area as a meetings destination. Read more...

Coon Rapids receives grant from visitors, tourism bureau

Press Release | May 06, 2013

The city of Coon Rapids is $15,885 better off thanks to Twin Cities Gateway, the north suburban visitors and tourism bureau of which the city is a member. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin Announces Spring Education Day

Press Release | May 02, 2013

Print your ticket to success when MPI Wisconsin presents an engaging education program at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport hotel. Read more...

Minnesota Opera's Silent Night Receives International Opera Awards Nomination

Press Release | April 30, 2013

Minnesota Opera’s world premiere production of Silent Night has been nominated for the International Opera Awards. Read more...

Great Wolf Resorts planning major upgrades in Wisconsin Dells

Press Release | April 30, 2013

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. says it will spend millions of dollars on new attractions and amenities at all of its 11 resorts, including in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Read more...

Minneapolis Mulls Convention Center Hotel

Press Release | April 30, 2013

Minneapolis’ convention and visitors bureau, Meet Minneapolis, has released the results of a feasibility study examining the need for a 1,000-room hotel near the Minneapolis Convention Center, it reported this week. Read more...

Golf season off to rough start in snowy central Wisconsin

Press Release | April 22, 2013

Wintry weather keeps local courses dormant. Read more...

General Manager of Downtown Denver Hotel, Hyatt Regency Denver, Recipient of Hyatt's Highest Honor

Press Release | April 22, 2013

Ed Bucholtz, general manager of the downtown Denver Colorado hotel, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is the recipient of the 2012 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Donald N.Pritzker Award of Excellence. Read more...

Three ways to celebrate MAM’s 125th Anniversary show

Press Release | April 10, 2013

How are museums born? Museums, by name and reputation, may feel as if they’ve been around forever. Read more...

Denver Marriott Tech Center Gears Up for Baseball with Two New Deals

Press Release | April 05, 2013

Hotel near Colorado Rockies baseball offers deluxe accommodations, complimentary breakfasts and free shuttle service within five-mile radius. Read more...

MPI WI Announces April Education Event

Press Release | April 02, 2013

Learn How Smart Phone and Mobile Devices are Revolutionizing Meetings at MPI-Wisconsin’s April Education Event Read more...

Canterbury Park To Open Barns Early As Demand Rises

Press Release | March 22, 2013

Stable Area Opens April 15; Main Track April 22 For Training. Read more...

Prairie Island Indian Community Donates Matching Funds

Press Release | March 22, 2013

The Prairie Island Indian Community and the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild have partnered during the 2012-2013 hockey season and youth hockey across the state came out the winner again. Read more...

An Illuminating Plan For John Rose OVAL

Press Release | March 22, 2013

Roseville Visitors Association planning holiday lighting festival on the grounds of the John Rose Oval. Read more...

Roseville Visitors Association Launches New Website

Press Release | March 21, 2013

Destination Marketing Organization for Roseville, Minnesota's new website modern and colorful. Read more...

Milwaukee Art Museum War Memorial deal unveiled

Press Release | March 14, 2013

Lead negotiators for both organizations finalized a term sheet last week. The term sheet must still be ratified by the boards of each organization and a variety of legal documents finalized and approved by Milwaukee County. Read more...

For St. Paul, 'destination' restaurants, hotel updates in owner Ojibwe's plans

Press Release | March 12, 2013

A new steakhouse or similar "destination restaurant" could be on tap for downtown St. Paul's largest hotel, but the "Crowne Plaza" name soon may be a goner. Read more...

Vail Resorts to Invest $10M in Afton Alps Ski Area

Press Release | March 12, 2013

Upgrades include improving snowmaking in order to open Afton Alps earlier in the season and adding a better snow surface. Read more...

Minnesota Tourism Industry Achievements Honored at State Conference

Press Release | March 12, 2013

During the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference held in Minneapolis mid February, several individuals, organizations, and businesses were recognized for their contributions to the state's travel industry. Read more...

Lakeville Chamber of Commerce's Jeanne Hutter Awarded Exceptional Businesswomen 2013

Press Release | March 11, 2013

Connecting people and business: Jeanne Hutter promotes, brings visitors to Lakeville. Read more...

Meet Minneapolis recognized for marketing excellence by Explore Minnesota Tourism

Press Release | March 08, 2013

Go Minneapolis sweepstakes continues: grand prize Chevy Volt to be awarded next month Read more...

Minneapolis won't bid for Olympics in 2024

Press Release | March 08, 2013

Contrary to city-wide speculation, Minneapolis will not make a bid to be considered for host city of the 2024 Summer Olympics. Read more...

The Broadmoor Earns Its 53rd Consecutive Five-Star Award

Press Release | March 08, 2013

This year’s class of Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners has its share of standouts, but only Colorado Springs’ The Broadmoor can claim the mantle of the longest-running Five-Star hotel in our history, earning its 53rd Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award this year. Read more...

Shakopee Mdewakanton Award $1 Million Grants to Two Minnesota Tribes

Press Release | March 08, 2013

The grants will continue infrastructure projects previously funded by the SMSC. Read more...

Learn the Code of the Champions at the Harley-Davidson Museum

Press Release | March 08, 2013

What makes an athlete into a champion? It’s more than winning, it’s the “code” they choose to live by – a code that works in the boardroom as well as on the field. Read more...

Premier Transportation Launches New Smartphone App

Press Release | February 14, 2013

Premier Transportation, a locally woman-owned and operated chauffeured transportation company, has released its own mobile app for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets. Read more...

Minneapolis plays to win the big games

Press Release | February 13, 2013

Meet Minneapolis in pursuit of a future Super Bowl and other major future events Read more...

Deal for downtown Minneapolis' Hotel Ivy falls through

Press Release | February 13, 2013

With the Minneapolis hotel market still strong, the historic Hotel Ivy is looking for a buyer. Read more...

Three Sons Signature Cuisine to Host A Wine Affair: Passport to Wines Part II

Press Release | February 12, 2013

Join them for this very special wine dinner where they will be continuing on our journey of tasting wines from around the world. Read more...

Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker with MPI - Wisconsin

Press Release | January 31, 2013

Learn the insight, skills, and tools you need to break through to top decision makers at MPI-Wisconsin’s innovative learning session February 7, 2013, at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. Read more...

The Broadmoor Awarded AAA Five Diamond Title for 37th Consecutive Year

Press Release | January 30, 2013

The American Automobile Association (AAA) honors The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for a 37th consecutive year with the esteemed Five-Diamond Award for Excellence, making it the only hotel to receive the AAA designation every year since its inception. Read more...

The Broadmoor shines with a Five Diamond Award

Press Release | January 25, 2013

AAA announced today the four Colorado establishments that achieved the travel authority's highest and most exclusive rating for 2012, the AAA Five Diamond Award. Read more...

Three Sons Signature Cuisine is thrilled to announce next A Wine Affair

Press Release | January 25, 2013

They will be continuing on a journey of tasting wines from around the world. In October 2012 they explored Italy, Chile, and Spain.. On February 15th they will turn their attention to Argentina, Australia, and France. Read more...

Three Sons Signature Charcuterie 2nd Place Winner Taste of Elegance 2013

Press Release | January 23, 2013

Executive Chef Ben McCallum and his team participated in the 25th Annual Taste of Elegance sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Board on January 15, 2013. Read more...

Couple Says Icy 'I Do's' Outside in Freezing Minnesota Weather

Press Release | January 14, 2013

One couple from Dayton, Minn., shivered their way through their "I Do's" on New Year 's Day. Read more...

The Abbey Resort Commemorates its 50th Anniversary with New Renovations and Yearlong Celebrations

Press Release | January 11, 2013

Iconic Resort on Lake Geneva Undergoes $2 Million Renovation Read more...

Learn to OpTEAMize at MPI-Wisconsin’s January Education Event

Press Release | January 09, 2013

Want to get more out of your teams? Do more with less, and solve “challenges” between team members? Read more...

CVB appreciates having the trust of Colorado Springs

Press Release | December 18, 2012

After my hire at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, one of the first tasks to accomplish was to update our strategic plan, which is common in the business world. Read more...

Ski Free at Wisconsin's Grand Geneva on Opening Weekend

Press Release | November 27, 2012

The hills around beautiful Lake Geneva in southern Wisconsin are the first stop many Chicagoans head to for a quick getaway from the city, and as the temperatures drop, Lake Geneva’s “coolest” winter destination is kicking off its ski season with a special giveaway. Read more...

Saint Paul Kicks Off the Holidays with Wells Fargo WinterSkate and Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy

Press Release | November 27, 2012

Live Music, Movies, a Microbrew, and a Poster added to the Winter Programming Schedule Read more...

SentryWorld Golf Course to close in 2013 for renovations

Press Release | November 19, 2012

A Stevens Point golf course will be closed in 2013 for renovations. Read more...

It’s a Jungle Out There! Learn Meeting Survival Skills at MPI-Wisconsin’s November Education Day

Press Release | November 12, 2012

Build your meeting survival kit with the best education on negotiations, social networking, communication, A/V, and more at MPI-Wisconsin’s November Education Day at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells on November 14-15, 2012. Read more...

Country Stars Big + Rich to Perform at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Press Release | November 12, 2012

Multi-platinum country duo Big & Rich will perform with special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Saturday, January 26. Read more...

Minnesota resort ranks among Midwest's Top 5

Press Release | November 04, 2012

Grand View Lodge in Nisswa ranks among the Top 5 resorts in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more...

St. Paul: Crashed Ice championships will be here, mayor says

Press Release | November 04, 2012

It's official: Red Bull Crashed Ice is returning to St. Paul. Read more...

Graves 601 Hotel Ranks #8 in Midwest

Press Release | November 01, 2012

Graves 601 Hotel was recently named #8 hotel in the Midwest by Conde Nast. Read more...

Westin Edina named Top Minnesota Hotel

Press Release | October 26, 2012

The Minnesota Lodging Association has named the Westin Edina Galleria 2012 Property of the Year. Read more...

TABLE TALK: The Broadmoor makes changes in three of its dining properties

Press Release | October 26, 2012

There will be some dining closures and openings at The Broadmoor during the next several months. Read more...

Potawatomi Bingo Casino Serves Up New Miracle on Canal Street Food and Drink Specials

Press Release | October 26, 2012

Potawatomi Bingo Casino has added a new fundraising component to its signature charitable program Miracle on Canal Street. For the first time, Casino guests will be able to purchase special Miracle food and drink items throughout the Casino’s restaurant venues to help support local charities across southeastern Wisconsin. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin reaches for the skies at Awards Gala

Press Release | October 03, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) honored outstanding volunteers at its Annual Awards Gala themed “Come Fly with MPI-WI” at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI, on Thursday September 20, 2012. Read more...

Red Wing VCB Executive Director Presented with SMTA Leadership Award

Press Release | October 01, 2012

Kathy Silverthorn, Executive Director for the Red Wing VCB, was presented with the 2012 President's Award for Leadership by the Southern Minnesota Tourism Association (SMTA) during the annual meeting held Thursday, September 13th in Owatonna, Minnesota. Read more...

Mystic Lake plans to sell liquor

Press Release | September 26, 2012

Casino needs Bureau of Indian Affairs' approval to end a two-decade ban. Read more...

Hazeltine celebrates 50th anniversary

Press Release | September 07, 2012

Hazeltine will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. Friday kicks off a two-day golf tournament. That evening, the club will host a legacy event featuring 1970 U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. On Saturday night, Kenny Loggins will perform a live concert during the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Read more...

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis to Close in December for $20M Renovation

Press Release | September 06, 2012

The Nicollet Mall property hopes to transform itself into a luxury hotel that will compete with the Hilton Minneapolis and the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis — and that will attract more corporate travelers during the work week. Read more...

Brown Palace is 35th Hotel to Join Marriott International’s Portfolio of Independent Hotels

Press Release | September 06, 2012

Autograph Collection announced today that Denver’s most iconic luxury hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, has joined its exclusive portfolio of independently owned and operated properties. Read more...

MPI MN September Meeting Focuses on How to Create High Engagement at Meetings and Events

Press Release | September 06, 2012

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its Monthly Business meeting on Sept. 19, 11:00 – 1:30 pm at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake. Read more...

International Honor for MPI-WI Member Jill Schroeder Recognized for RISE Award

Press Release | August 31, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to congratulate Jill Schroeder on winning the 2012 Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) award for Young Professional Achievement from Meeting Professionals International. Read more...

MPI-WI Summer Social at Milwaukee's Jazz in the Park

Press Release | August 21, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is hosting a summer social at Milwaukee’s Jazz in the Park on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. Read more...

Denver ranked 15th for meetings, events

Press Release | August 13, 2012

Denver is the 15th-best U.S. city for meetings and events, according to rankings released Thursday by a national event-management company that tracked the number of inquiries and proposal requests sent to metro areas in the past year. Read more...

NACE Becomes the National Association for Catering and Events

Press Release | August 13, 2012

More Than Half of NACE Members Say Their Companies Are Looking for Workers; Many Say That Catering and Events is a Viable Second Career Read more...

Murray's Restaurant temporarily closing for renovations

Press Release | July 19, 2012

Murray’s Restaurant, which has been located at 26 South Sixth St. since 1946, will close on July 30 for renovations. Read more...

Congratulations to the 2012 ISES Denver Excellence Award Winners

Press Release | June 29, 2012

The ISES Denver Board of Directors would like to recognize the following 2012 ISES Denver Excellence Award (IDEA) award recipients. Read more...

Six Associations Honored at MSAE's 56th Annual Meeting & Expo

Press Release | June 14, 2012

Association professionals and supporters, recipients of the prestigious Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Awards of Excellence, were honored Thursday, June 7 at an awards ceremony and luncheon held during the 56th annual meeting of the Midwest Society of Association Executives. Read more...

MPI Wisconsin Announces Board Members for 2012-2013

Press Release | June 14, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the new board members for the 2012-2013 season. Read more...

The Westin Riverfront expands meeting space

Press Release | June 06, 2012

Award-winning Vail Valley resort now offering 7,500 total square feet of unique mountain event space Read more...

Congratulations Lakeville’s 2012 Star Hospitality Employees

Press Release | June 06, 2012

Congratulations to three hotel employees who received Lakeville’s 2012 Star Hospitality Employee Awards Read more...

Broadmoor begins $60 million renovation

Press Release | May 30, 2012

The Broadmoor hotel on Wednesday announced a two-year, $60 million wave of updates and renovations that will extensively remodel Broadmoor West, double the size of the Golden Bee pub and replace Charles Court with a new Italian restaurant. Read more...

Interlachen GM Selected for Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame

Press Release | May 30, 2012

George Carroll has been a general manager for 35 years. Read more...

Ed Svitak given Friend of Tourism award

Press Release | May 30, 2012

The Walworth County Visitors Bureau (WCVB) presented tourism awards to outstanding members at its annual awards banquet on May 10. Read more...

Broadmoor tops magazine's list of 'platinum hotels'

Press Release | May 30, 2012

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs tops a list of 20 "Platinum Hotels" for 2012, chosen by readers and compiled by Celebrated Living, a luxury-oriented magazine for premiumclass passengers of American Airlines and American Eagle. Read more...

Learn to Design Human Connectivity with MPI Wisconsin

Press Release | May 03, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity May 10th at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI Read more...

Shooting Star celebrates 20-year anniversary; Vizenor to speak Tuesday

Press Release | May 02, 2012

Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration by hosting White Earth Nation Chairwoman and speaker, Erma J. Vizenor, on Tuesday, May 1 Read more...

The American Club Resort Hotel Completes Multi-Phase Renovation to Guest Rooms and Common Areas

Press Release | May 02, 2012

Forbes Five-Star Resort enhances guest experience and showcases newest Kohler Co. bath and interiors collections Read more...

metroConnections Expands Conference Services Group with Several New Hires

Press Release | April 30, 2012

metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced several additions to their Conference Services Group. Read more...

MPI MN Announces Annual EMPI Award Celebration

Press Release | April 30, 2012

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its annual Excellence in Meeting Professionals International (EMPI) awards celebration on Wednesday, May 16, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Read more...

Canterbury, tribe reach agreement on gambling expansion

Press Release | April 30, 2012

Purses at Canterbury Park could rise by $2.5 million under an historic agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community that would allow simulcasting at Mystic Lake Casino and an expansion of poker playing at the horsetrack. Read more...

Two Speakers Are Better Than One

Press Release | March 06, 2012

MPI Minnesota Chapter to host Sebastien Tondeur, Chairman of the MPI International Board of Directors and Mark Scharenbroich, Award Winning Motivational Speaker, and creator of the “Nice Bike” Principle in March. Read more...

Meet Like a Mouse: Using Theme Park Strategies to Improve Your Events

Press Release | February 27, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity called Meet Like a Mouse: Applying Theme Park Methodology on March 15th at the Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI. Read more...

Hotel Mead boasts sales boost after switch to local management

Press Release | February 21, 2012

A month after a mainstay Wisconsin Rapids hotel came under new management, it's business as usual while the company that owns the facility continues its search for a buyer, hotel officials said. Read more...

metroConnections Nominated For ISES Minnesota Star Awards

Press Release | February 21, 2012

The International Special Events Society (ISES) announced their nominees for the 2012 Star Awards. Among the list was metroConnections, Inc. for Event Design & Decor (Budget $25,000 and over) and Best Corporate Event for the Syngenta Capital Markets & Demonstration Days. Read more...

Alliant Energy Center Coliseum Rejuvenation Continues

Press Release | February 21, 2012

Like a classic car fully restored or a historic home remodeled with modern amenities, recent Veterans Memorial Coliseum renovations enhance the treasured performance facility. Read more...

The Saint Paul Hotel Celebrates 29 Consecutive Years of the AAA Four Diamond Award!

Press Release | February 21, 2012

The Saint Paul Hotel is one of only 95 lodgings in the United States that have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 25 or more years. Read more...

Four South Metro Exceptional Businesswomen to be Honored by Dakota County

Press Release | February 15, 2012

The Dakota County Tribune Business Weekly and the Dakota County Technical College Foundation have selected 11 recipients of the 2012 Exceptional Businesswomen award. Read more...

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Receives AAA Four-Diamond Status for 15th Consecutive Year

Press Release | February 13, 2012

Marcus Hotels & Resorts property honored for high quality standards Read more...

Three Sons Signature Cuisine to Host A Wine Affair: Le Tour de France

Press Release | February 13, 2012

Join Three Sons Signature Cuise for a six-course dinner, complete with wine pairings from several regions of France. Read more...

iConnect – Tomorrow’s Solutions for Today’s Meeting Professional

Press Release | February 08, 2012

This special day of networking, speaker sessions, round table discussions and connecting with peers and suppliers is designed to present tomorrow’s solutions to meet the needs of today’s meeting professionals. Read more...

Learn to Maximize Meeting Productivity and Minimize Costs

Press Release | February 08, 2012

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity on Strategic Meeting Management on February 9th at the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, WI. Read more...

Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center Launches New Star Rewards Players Club Program

Press Release | January 16, 2012

New tiered program offers members more rewards; More than $20,000 in cash prizes being awarded throughout January to celebrate. Read more...

KI Convention Center expansion unclear

Press Release | January 16, 2012

Green Bay's mayor says the expansion plans for the KI Convention Center will be dead without finances from a proposed hike to the county's hotel room tax. Read more...

Earn the Right to Lead: How to Expand Your Influence By Increasing Your Credibility

Press Release | December 29, 2011

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its Monthly Business Meeting Jan. 18, 11:00 – 1:30 pm at Bayview Event Center, Excelsior, MN. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin to Stage Mock Trial at January Education Event

Press Release | December 29, 2011

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity during an interactive session on January 5th at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites West in Madison, WI. Read more...

Arboretum branches out

Press Release | December 29, 2011

A treetop canopy walk and outdoor performance center are among the new attractions being considered at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Read more...

$25M Renovation to Begin on Downtown Mpls. Hyatt

Press Release | December 13, 2011

The architecture and design concept for the hotel’s 533 guest rooms, and its public areas and restaurants, will incorporate elements that reflect Minnesota’s culture and history; the renovation will be completed in late spring 2012. Read more...

Point / Counter-Point: The Lawyers Debate - Today’s Hottest Contract Issues

Press Release | November 07, 2011

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will host its Monthly Business Meeting Nov. 16, 11:00 – 1:30 pm at Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Chanhassen, MN. Read more...

Wisconsin’s Blue Harbor Resort Plans Upgrades

Press Release | October 31, 2011

The Blue Harbor Resort & Spa in Sheboygan, Wis., is adding more sophisticated services and amenities, as well as new dining options and menus. Read more...

5th Roseville Winter Jazz Blast Showcases the Best in Middle, High School and Prof. Jazz Ensembles

Press Release | October 25, 2011

Northwestern College will be grooving to the sound of jazz when the 5th Annual Roseville Winter Jazz Blast takes place on January 14, 2012. Read more...

Meet Minneapolis to unveil new theme

Press Release | October 24, 2011

Meet Minneapolis has selected “Metropolitan by Nature” as the foundation of an upcoming brand-marketing campaign to promote Minneapolis as a travel destination. Read more...

Minneapolis Airport Hotel Sparkles With Newly Renovated Guestrooms, Lobby and More

Press Release | October 11, 2011

After a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation, Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel Unveils Its New Look Read more...

VOLUNTEERS HONORED AT MIDWEST SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EVECUTIVES FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Press Release | October 11, 2011

Association professionals and supporters, recipients of the prestigious Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Outstanding Service Awards, were honored Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11 at the Fall Leadership Conference hosted in Fargo, ND. Read more...

Wisconsin Chapter of MPI Honors Top Volunteers at 34th Annual Awards Gala

Press Release | September 23, 2011

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) presented awards to members making a difference for the organization at its annual Awards Gala held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells on September 8, 2011. Read more...

Iron Horse Hotel Wins Boutique Hotel of the Year

Press Release | September 15, 2011

Milwaukee's premier boutique hotel & hotelier acknowledged for vision, success Read more...

Minnesota's hotel sector finally shows strength

Press Release | September 15, 2011

Minnesota's hotel sector posted impressive gains in the first half of this year, with room rates and per-room revenue showing real progress over the depressed first half of 2010, according to the bi-annual Northmarq Compass report. Read more...

Minnesota Chapter of MPI to host Annual Kick-Off meeting

Press Release | August 16, 2011

MPI MN to host Annual Kickoff meeting Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Read more...

The Saint Paul Hotel Named Top Hotel

Press Release | July 21, 2011

The Saint Paul Hotel is the top hotel in the Mpls-St. Paul area according to the 2011 U.S. News rankings of the Best Hotels, and recently received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award as well. Read more...

TRADESHOW RESULTS IN $3800+ IN IN-KIND DONATIONS TO TUBMAN

Press Release | July 01, 2011

The Minneapolis Northwest Team Transforms Attendees Into Everyday Heroes Read more...

Marcus completes renovations at Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Press Release | June 27, 2011

Marcus Hotels & Resorts has completed its $11.5 million multi-phase renovation of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Read more...

Carlson Hotels and Mortenson Development Break Ground on Radisson Blu at Mall of America

Press Release | May 26, 2011

Carlson Hotels and Mortenson Development Break Ground on the 500-room, $137.5 million Radisson Blu at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Read more...

Minnesota Chapter of MPI Announces Excellence in MPI (EMPI) Award Winners

Press Release | May 20, 2011

Minneapolis, MN – Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) hosted their 2011 MPI Gala and Excellence in MPI (EMPI) Awards on Wednesday night at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. Read more...

Governor Scott Walker stops in Oshkosh to award Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau $37K grant

Press Release | May 11, 2011

The check amount was relatively small, but its impact will be big. Read more...

Minnesota Chapter of MPI wins RISE Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas

Press Release | April 28, 2011

Our local MPI Chapter has done it again ... Won another RISE AWARD! Read more...

Chamber Members Recognized for Outstanding Business Practices

Press Release | March 29, 2011

The Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Excellence in Business Award winners recognized at the ‘Day at the Races’ & Business Excellence Awards Gala held on Friday, March 11th at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony. Read more...

Minnesota Chapter of MPI to host MPI Gala and Excellence in MPI (EMPI) Awards

Press Release | March 29, 2011

Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) will be hosting the 2011 MPI Gala and Excellence in MPI (EMPI) Awards on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. Read more...

Vail Cascade wins green recognition

Press Release | March 29, 2011

Vail Cascade Resort was recently acknowledged as a leader in ecologically friendly practices with a rating of “five green keys” by Green Key Global. Read more...

Telluride luxury hotels offer bling

Press Release | March 29, 2011

As rumors of a potential closing of two of Telluride Mountain Village's premier hotel properties continue to confound locals and visitors, one thing remains clear: Both the Hotel Madeline (formerly Capella Telluride) and Inn at Lost Creek remain well worth spending a couple of nights. Read more...

Bloomington Sheraton Renovations are monster-scale

Press Release | March 29, 2011

The new owners of the 564-room Bloomington Sheraton hotel expect their capital improvements to help boost average room occupancies from about 60 percent to 75 or 80 percent, according to a report by Hotel Interactive, a hotel industry trade publication. Read more...

Kalahari Wisconsin Dells to debut $1.5 million in upgrades

Press Release | March 29, 2011

Additions of a unique African streetscape and a high-end AV system prep resort for a turnaround in the face-to-face meetings business. Read more...

Cragun's Resort to Host 2011 Family Fun Day Military Appreciation Event

Press Release | March 29, 2011

Complete with free events, a silent auction, golf, socials, fishing and more. Read more...

Sheraton Denver Tech Center sold, slated for $6M renovation

Press Release | March 29, 2011

Interstate Hotels & Resorts said Thursday it has joined in a joint venture to buy the Sheraton Denver Tech Center and plans a $5.75 million renovation for the property. Read more...

US meetings industry worth almost $1 trillion

Press Release | March 29, 2011

The meetings industry is worth $907 billion to the US economy in direct and indirect spending, according to a comprehensive new report into the economic impact of meetings and events in the United States. Read more...

Grand View Lodge selected as one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler

Press Release | March 25, 2011

Grand View Lodge is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the top 125 Golf Resorts in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Poll. Read more...

Minnesota Tourism Industry Achievements Honored

Press Release | February 02, 2011

During the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, several organizations, businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to the state’s travel industry. Read more...

Premier Transportation Wins 2010 Limo Company of the Year Award from Limo Digest

Press Release | January 31, 2011

Premier Transportation, a locally owned and operated, and woman-owned and led chauffeured transportation company, recently won Limo Digest’s 2010 Limo Company of the Year for mid-sized operators (11-30 vehicles in the fleet). Read more...

The Lodge on Lake Detroit Honored with Sustainable Tourism Award by Minnesota Office of Tourism

Press Release | January 28, 2011

During the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference this past week, The Lodge on Lake received a "Sustainable Tourism Award" in recognition of their environmentally friendly practices. Read more...

Speakers Showcase Event Helps Members Find Speakers

Press Release | January 24, 2011

Members get the opportunity to preview 27 speakers at the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) sixth annual “Speakers Showcase Event” on February 17. Read more...

Event Planners & Suppliers Expo to be held March 2, 2011

Press Release | January 13, 2011

Special Event Planners, look no further …The Event Planners & Suppliers Expo™ coming your way this March is a must attend resource you will need to reinforce your event with the finest in entertainment, talent, incentives and supplies. Read more...

MPI - Minnesota Chapter to Deliver Leadership Development Programming to Industry Members

Press Release | January 13, 2011

The next event will take place in January 2011 at the Historic Pantages Theatre and Seven The Steakhouse on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

Congratulations Pete Nelson!

Press Release | January 13, 2011

Congratulations to Pete Nelson of Event Lab! Read more...

Minneapolis City Center Marriott Undergoing $25 Million Renovation

Press Release | December 01, 2010

The Minneapolis City Center Marriott is undergoing a customized $25 million renovation that will revamp guest rooms, the hotel's lobby, entrance, and restaurants. Read more...

The Broadmoor Honored With The Five Star Award For Record 51st Consecutive Year

Press Release | December 01, 2010

Broadmoor's Penrose Room restaurant and The Spa at The Broadmoor also receive Five Stars again in 2011 awards sweep Read more...

Hospitality Partners Join Together to Give Back to Minnesota Charities

Press Release | December 01, 2010

140 Meeting Professionals Complete Community Projects as Part of HelmsBriscoe Cares Read more...

The Westin Tabor Center Name Changes to The Westin Denver Downtown

Press Release | December 01, 2010

Officials from The Westin Tabor Center announce the name change to The Westin Denver Downtown. Read more...

Telemark Resort in Cable to Be State-Owned?

Press Release | December 01, 2010

A central hub of outdoor tourism in northwestern Wisconsin may soon be under the state's control. Read more...

Morrissey Hospitality Companies Receives National Recognition

Press Release | December 01, 2010

The Saint Paul Hotel, Managed by Morrissey Hospitality Companies, Has Been Recognized as One of US's Top 100 Hotels by Conde Nast Read more...

Eight Colorado Resorts Make Conde Nast's List Of Best U.S. Resorts

Press Release | October 21, 2010

Last week, we found out on the Today show that Beaver Creek-Avon's Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa had been named the best resort in the mainland U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler. Read more...

Lutsen Resort celebrates 125 years

Press Release | October 21, 2010

Lutsen Resort, the longest continuously run resort in Minnesota, is celebrating its 125th birthday this weekend with special sold-out events for its guests that will include popping a 15-liter bottle of Champagne. Read more...

Forbes: Colorado is 4th-best state for business

Press Release | October 21, 2010

Colorado again ranks No. 4 on Forbes's latest annual list of the best states for business, retaining its 2009 ranking. Read more...

Four Seasons Denver Is Ready To Be Unwrapped Next Tuesday

Press Release | October 13, 2010

Doesn’t this remind you of your childhood dreams in which you’d come down on Christmas Day and find a horse/car/uattainable object of your desire wrapped up with a big bow under the Christmas tree? Read more...

Hotel rates on the rise as more people begin to travel

Press Release | October 13, 2010

Hotel prices are up 3.5 percent compared to last year, according to Travelocity.com. Read more...

Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-WI)

Press Release | October 11, 2010

MPI-WI Discusses Negotiating the Non-hotel Contract Read more...

The St. Paul Grill Celebrates 20 Years in October

Press Release | October 08, 2010

At 20 years, Grill logs 106,000 filet mignons, 40,000 apple crisps, 760,000 glasses of beer – and still counting! Read more...

7 Awarded 2010 Vision Awards

Press Release | October 05, 2010

The second annual awards party took place last Thursday evening, at The Saint Paul Hotel. Read more...

Mohican North Star Casino shows off expansion

Press Release | October 05, 2010

$100 million project expected to add 70 jobs Read more...

Ho-Chunk Gaming – Nekoosa Donates $5K to Flood Relief Efforts

Press Release | October 05, 2010

WISCONSIN RAPIDS Ho-Chunk Gaming – Nekoosa, owned by the Ho-Chunk Nation, continued their strong community support here in Central Wisconsin. Read more...

Saint Paul RiverCenter to Host 2010 MPI Midwest Regional Conference

Press Release | September 22, 2010

Be Bold. Communicate-Motivate-Collaborate Read more...

Palace Casino: Leech Lake Gaming renovates facility

Press Release | September 22, 2010

Bright new carpeting, fresh paint, modern signage, Jacuzzi suites, refurbished Bingo Hall and expanded gaming area – these are some of the amenities the Palace Casino and Hotel have added in a recent renovation project. Read more...

Winter Is On Its Way, Snow Descends On Northern Rockies Resorts

Press Release | September 22, 2010

Vacationers to the Northern Rocky Mountains found drippy wet camping this fall. They may be frowning, but skiers wore grins when early snows hit. Read more...

Gear up for Vail Valley ski season with Partnership events

Press Release | September 22, 2010

Fall is in the air. The leaves are turning and it's time to focus on the winter season. Fortunately the Vail Valley Partnership, the Chamber & Tourism Bureau, is here to help and the next few months are packed with several great educational and networking events in addition to our on-going marketing benefits available to member businesses. Read more...

Aloft Milwaukee Adds Meeting Facilities

Press Release | September 22, 2010

The aloft Milwaukee Downtown has finished construction on two new ballroom/banquet rooms as well as an attached staging area, catering services space, and rest rooms. Read more...

Vail Resorts' Colorado Mountains See $75 Million-Plus In Improvements

Press Release | September 20, 2010

Vail Resorts had a busy summer improving their resorts, spending $75-85 million. Read more...

Minneapolis City Center Marriott Undergoing $25 Million Renovation

Press Release | August 30, 2010

The Minneapolis City Center Marriott is undergoing a customized $25 million renovation that will revamp guest rooms, the hotel's lobby, entrance, and restaurants. Read more...

Report: Winter Park Targets Luxury Skiers for 2010-2011 Season

Press Release | August 20, 2010

As the 2010-2011 ski/snowboard season approaches, Travel Agent is keeping in tune with the latest developments at properties across the country. Read more...

Nimble creatives kick off “Design Conversations” series at W Minneapolis – The Foshay

Press Release | August 20, 2010

It’s hard to make a career in media and communications these days without going broke. Read more...

Casey Romano of meetingpages.com Appointed New VP of Communications for ISES

Press Release | August 17, 2010

The number one online resource for event, meeting + conference planning, meetingpages.com (mp), today announced the appointment of mp’s publisher and co-founder, Casey Romano, to the position of Vice President of Communications for the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES). Read more...

Success of Target Field helps fill hotel rooms downtown

Press Release | August 03, 2010

The Minnesota Twins may or may not win the World Series this year, but they’re champions in the hearts of many downtown hotel operators. Read more...

Cheyenne Mountain Resort getting $20 million face-lift

Press Release | July 28, 2010

As it prepares to mark its 25th birthday in October, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort faced a problem many of us do as we get older: It was feeling a little dated. Read more...

Potwatomi Bingo Casino wins 16 first place awards

Press Release | July 12, 2010

Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Wisconsin’s No. 1 entertainment destination, was recognized by readers of Midwest Gaming and Travel with 16 first place Reader’s Choice Awards – including Favorite Wisconsin Casino. Read more...

A quarter-century later, Canterbury keeps on riding

Press Release | June 30, 2010

There have been a number of significant changes since a track then named Canterbury Downs was opened in 1985. Think Mystic Lake Casino and the state-sponsored lottery. Read more...

Wisconsin Center District Board increases hotel tax

Press Release | June 25, 2010

The Wisconsin Center District board Wednesday approved a 0.5 percent increase to the Milwaukee County hotel tax, raising the tax to 2.5 percent. Read more...

New Lifts and Events for Summer Ops at Colorado's Snowmass Ski Resort

Press Release | June 24, 2010

The summer season is now open at Snowmass, and the Colorado ski resort's summer operations feature some changes both in lifts and special events this year. Read more...

Après Party and Tent Rental unveils new logo, website

Press Release | June 24, 2010

Après Party and Tent Rental, a major provider of event rental services, is celebrating 23 years in service by unveiling a new logo and updated website. Read more...

Smoking ban goes for hotels too

Press Release | June 18, 2010

When Wisconsin's smoking ban goes into effect next month, most people know they won't be able to have a cigarette in bars and restaurants. Read more...

Unconventional Summer Activities Are The Norm At Gateway Canyons In Western Colorado

Press Release | June 18, 2010

When it comes to things to do this summer, Gateway Canyons is over-the-top with world class adventures. This western Colorado resort is one of the state’s premier destinations for high quality outdoor pursuits -- horseback riding, mountain biking, air tours, river adventures and more. Every activity at Gateway Canyons is imbued with excellence from start to finish. Professional guides lead excursions, and only premium equipment is used in a setting with breathtaking views of the Dolores River, Palisade rock formations and the nearby La Sal Mountains. Read more...

Associations Honored at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society of Association Executives

Press Release | June 14, 2010

Association professionals and supporters, recipients of the prestigious Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Awards of Excellence, were honored on Thursday, June 10 at an awards ceremony and luncheon held during the 54th annual meeting of the Midwest Society of Association Executives hosted at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Read more...

Meeting Professionals International MN Chapter Recognizes Outstanding Meeting Professionals

Press Release | June 14, 2010

The annual Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN) Awards Gala was held at Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Read more...

Kalahari Resort: Celebrates 10 years of vacation adventures; preps for summer record

Press Release | June 08, 2010

Resort Unveils New Entertainment/Packages for 10th Birthday; Receives Commendation from Gov. Doyle Read more...

DiamondRock to buy Minnesota's Biggest Hotel

Press Release | May 27, 2010

DiamondRock Hospitality Company said it is acquiring the biggest hotel in Minnesota and also is selling 20 million shares. Read more...

Minnesota's Thumper Pond resort sold, new owners plan upgrades

Press Release | May 13, 2010

The 250-acre Thumper Pond Golf Resort in Ottertail, Minn., has been purchased by Madison Hospitality Group LLC, based in Brainerd, Minn. Read more...

U.S. ski industry scores second best season ever

Press Release | May 11, 2010

Dramatic rebound came despite recession, lack of exceptional snowfall Read more...

Wis. rail to stop near Madison's Monona Terrace

Press Release | May 11, 2010

A high-speed rail line connecting Wisconsin's two largest cities will make its Madison stop near the Capitol at Monona Terrace, Gov. Jim Doyle announced Thursday. Read more...

Meet Minneapolis Launches Social Media Newsroom

Press Release | May 03, 2010

Meet Minneapolis, the Official Convention + Visitors Association, today launched its social media newsroom (MSPnewsroom.com) and a social media campaign in response to growing demand for easily accessible content and increased multimedia offerings. Read more...

The Nature of the Game - Sustainable Golf Campaign

Press Release | May 03, 2010

Advocating Golf as an Important Component of Sustainable Community Development Read more...

Arizona immigration law could send business to Denver

Press Release | May 03, 2010

Colorado and other states may land extra convention trade — and perhaps even businesses — in the wake of Arizona's controversial new anti-illegal-immigration law. Read more...

Starwood Q1 profit jumps on improving RevPA

Press Release | May 03, 2010

Starwood Hotels & Resorts said Thursday that its first-quarter profit jumped sharply, another indication that the hotel industry is finally coming off the bottoms it plumbed for much of last year. Read more...

Oneida Golf & Country Club takes big swings with mix of refined, casual cuisine

Press Release | May 03, 2010

Grilling brats on the golf course? Eating wings after a round of 18 holes? Saturday sushi nights? Read more...

Vail Resorts to Buy Out Remaining Share in SSI Venture LLC

Press Release | April 30, 2010

On Thursday, Vail Resorts Inc. said that it is procuring the remaining stake in a multi-state retail joint venture from brothers, Ken Gart and Thomas Gart, who will be departing from their headship responsibilities in the operation. Read more...

Hoteliers boost outlook as recovery signs emerge

Press Release | April 30, 2010

Lodging companies Wyndham Worldwide Corp (WYN.N) and Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST.N) lifted their 2010 outlooks on Wednesday, spurred by signs that the industry can command higher rates and occupancies. Read more...

Seven Clans Casino Red Lake Now Open

Press Release | April 29, 2010

Seven Clans Casino is now open at the southern edge of the Red Lake Reservation, hoping to draw more gamblers from nearby Bemidji and the surrounding region. Read more...

Taste of Minnesota: It's gonna cost you

Press Release | April 29, 2010

Once free, St. Paul's Fourth of July fest will now cost $20-$30 to get in. The trade-off is hotter bands and more Minnesota flavor. Read more...

Formosa International Hotels Corporation to Acquire Regent Luxury Hotel Business

Press Release | April 29, 2010

Carlson, a privately-held, global hospitality and travel company, and publicly-held The Rezidor Hotel Group AB announced on Friday that they have entered into a definitive agreement with Formosa International Hotels Corporation (FIHC) under which FIHC will acquire the Regent luxury hotel business. Read more...

Grand Geneva Celebrates Earth Week by Becoming First Resort in the Midwest to Offer ChargePoint Netw

Press Release | April 29, 2010

Unveiling Planned for Eco-Friendly Resort’s Latest Green Initiative Lake Geneva, WI Read more...

The Saint Paul Hotel Celebrates 100 Years

Press Release | February 25, 2010

The Saint Paul Hotel Centennial Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Read more...

Bigger and better: McNamara expanding event space

Press Release | February 22, 2010

New event space accommodates large conferences and fundraisers. Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Read more...

Announcing Rush Executive Express Service at MSP Airport

Press Release | February 22, 2010

Platinum Airport & Car Services is excited to announce the official merging of Platinum Airport + Car service and The Platinum Personal Concierge for their customer's convienance at the MSP airport. Read more...

As Corporate Budgets Shrink, meetingpages.com Expands to Fill the Gap

Press Release | February 22, 2010

SAVAGE, MN – Recognized as the number one online resource for event planning, meeting planning and conference planning, meetingpages.com today announced a 144% increase in site visitors from June 2009 to January 2010. Read more...

Travel Marketing Award Winners Announced

Press Release | February 03, 2010

Merrill "Dutch" Cragun and others were awarded last week for work on behalf of the Minnesota tourism industry. Read more...

Floral Business Blossoms For Luna Vinca in its New Location

Press Release | January 22, 2010

Downtown Design Studio in the Designers Guild Building is the Perfect Fit for Local Flower Business Read more...

Minnesota Business Women Recognized – Spotlight Awards Finalist

Press Release | January 15, 2010

Event Solutions magazine, Conference and Tradeshow recently announced that local event professional Julie Ann Schmidt, CMP of Lithium Logistics Group in Plymouth has been named as a finalist in the 2010 Spotlight Awards in the category of Event Planner of the year. Read more...

Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis Joins Wyndham Grand Collection

Press Release | January 11, 2010

Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis recently joined the Wyndham Grand Collection of luxury hotels, becoming the Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand. Read more...

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Wins Corporate Award

Press Release | December 11, 2009

Being singled out among over 4,000 Holiday Inn hotels, the Lakeville’s Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites was recently honored with the prestigious 2009 Kemmons Wilson Award! Read more...

Businesses and High Schools Partner to Educate Future Workforce

Press Release | November 11, 2009

The Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce and Dunwoody College of Technology are pleased to announce Career Jam 2009. Read more...

Sterns History Museum Announces "A T.rex named Sue"

Press Release | September 09, 2009

A T.rex Named Sue combines thrilling science, engaging educational activites, and wide appeal in one of the most successful U.S. traveling exhibitions ever. Read more...

metroConnections Successfully Completes Program Management Services for National Association of Secr

Press Release | September 09, 2009

metroConnections provided Program Management services to the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) during their summer conference July 16 – 19, 2009. NASS estimated attendance at 200 attendees. Read more...

Labor Day at The Lodge

Press Release | August 07, 2009

The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes Announces the 1st Annual Family Fun Day Benefiting Minnesota Military Families Saturday, September 5, 2009. Read more...

Unique meetings venue Crooked Willow Farms opens

Press Release | August 07, 2009

One of Denver's most unique and versatile event venues, Crooked Willow Farms is now open. Read more...

Enjoy the Vernada, every night.

Press Release | July 18, 2009

Experiencing the Veranda at the St. James Hotel, open seven mights a week beginning on Saturday, July 18th. Read more...

Spend a Night with a Grammy Award Winner

Press Release | June 24, 2009

Ne-Yo and the New Standards to Perform at Glamorama 2009. Read more...

Vail is Ideal Location for Sporting Events and Camps

Press Release | June 19, 2009

The area is home to more than 80 indoor and outdoor sporting venues that are a good fit for anything from volleyball and golf to yoga and ski racing. Read more...

Meeting planners turn to social networks

Press Release | June 19, 2009

The majority of meeting and event planners prefer social networks that build upon, instead of replace, personal relationships, according to an HSMAI Affordable Meetings West pre-conference survey. Read more...

Jack Brewer and Marion Barber host Blue Carpet Event at The Hotel Minneapolis

Press Release | June 18, 2009

Jack Brewer and Marion Barber host this year’s exciting Blue Carpet Event at The Hotel Minneapolis - a Doubletree Hotel on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 8pm. Read more...

Brides swap ideas, advice on new Facebook site

Press Release | June 10, 2009

McNamara plays matchmaker for brides Read more...

CSEP Discussion Group Announcement

Press Release | May 28, 2009

With increasing pressure on the event industry to show the value of professional event planners and suppliers, there is no better time to consider certification. Read more...

Earle Brown Heritage Center Celebrates 20 Years!

Press Release | May 27, 2009

Thousands of individuals and groups – from wedding parties to leading corporations – can look back and point to significant moments from the past 20 years with one thing in common: The Earle Brown Heritage Center. Read more...

Wedgewood Cove offers guests new bar, restaurant and golf club

Press Release | May 23, 2009

A view of the first tee of the Wedgewood Cove course from the entrance to the snack bar. The first nine holes will open in mid to late June. Read more...

2,600 Free Riverboat Rides Given for Padelford's 40th Anniversary

Press Release | May 20, 2009

As a big “Thank You” to the thousands of people who helped make their locally owned, family business successful for 40 years Padelford Riverboat Co. of St. Paul is giving away 2,600 free rides on Memorial Day a $40,000 value. Read more...

Brackett's Crossing Country Club Introduces The Platinum Ballroom

Press Release | May 18, 2009

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club is proud to announce the opening of their new 8,400 square foot ballroom. Read more...

2009 EMPI Winners Announced

Press Release | May 18, 2009

On Friday, May 8th, the following 2009 EMPI winners were named. Read more...

Tony n' Tina elope to Mall of America®

Press Release | May 18, 2009

Brand new production of the interactive improv show arrives for the summer at MOA® Read more...

McNamara’s meeting clients go green, naturally

Press Release | May 11, 2009

The Recycling Association of Minnesota promotes resource conservation through multiple practices. No wonder this nonprofit selected the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota to hold its two-day conference last year—and has rebooked the space again for this fall. Read more...

Paradise Charter Cruises Celebrates 25 Years of Cruising!

Press Release | May 07, 2009

Two unique venues and five boats serve over 50,000 passengers per year Read more...

Visit Minneapolis North’s 1st Annual 15,000+ Grant Dollar Give Away

Press Release | April 29, 2009

Visit Minneapolis North introduces new program to help offset costs of meetings and events held in the area. Read more...

The Mintáhoe family of businesses just got bigger and better!

Press Release | April 21, 2009

After sharing a friendly and valuable industry relationship over the past fifteen years, Mintáhoe Hospitality Group and Twin City Catering have combined businesses to offer even more award-winning solutions for satisfying catering and event needs. Read more...

DCTC Instructor Named to MN Chapter MPI Board

Press Release | April 13, 2009

Rosealee Lee, CAE, accepted the position of director of leadership development on the board of directors of Meeting Professionals International's Minnesota chapter. Read more...

Congratulations to the ISES Minnesota Star Awards Winners

Press Release | April 05, 2009

The ISES Minnesota Star Awards winners were announced at a ceremony on March 20, 2009. Read more...

Equinox Creative Wins Three ISES Star Awards

Press Release | April 05, 2009

Equinox Creative Wins Three ISES Star Awards for Best Event Design & Décor, Best Corporate Event Planning and Best ISES Team Effort. Read more...

Rosealee Lee Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Press Release | March 27, 2009

Rosealee Lee, an instructor in the Meeting and Event Management program at Dakota County Technical College, was inducted into Minnesota Meetings + Events Hall of Fame, winning the magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more...

metroConnections Receives Best Innovative Event Award

Press Release | March 21, 2009

metroConnections received the 2008 ADME Achievement Award for Best Innovative Event – $50,000 and under. Read more...

McNamara’s meeting clients go green, naturally

Press Release | March 17, 2009

The Recycling Association of Minnesota promotes resource conservation through multiple practices. No wonder this nonprofit selected the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota to hold its two-day conference last year—and has rebooked the space again for this fall. Read more...

Meet in Minnesota Marketing Effort to Emphsize Meeting & Convention Business

Press Release | March 06, 2009

Governor Tim Pawlenty joined with representatives of the convention and tourism industries to announce a new effort to encourage local corporate leaders to hold their meetings in Minnesota. Read more...

Travel Industry Launches Campaign to Defend Business Meetings and Events from Politicized Attacks

Press Release | March 06, 2009

"Meetings Mean Business" Gives Voice to Millions of Working Americans, Hundreds of Local Communities Read more...

$2.8 Million Oshkosh Convention Center Renovation Unveiled

Press Release | March 03, 2009

The $2.8 million newly renovated Oshkosh Convention Center will be having its official grand opening on March 9. Read more...

Last Call for the Denver Business Journal All-Industry BizMix

Press Release | February 25, 2009

The preregistration deadline for the Denver Business Journal and The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa "All-Industry BizMix" is Friday, February 27 at noon. Read more...

Denver Restaurant Week 2009 Is Underway

Press Release | February 22, 2009

Denver Restaurant Week 2009 is Feburary 21-27, with some restaurants extending to March 6. Read more...

Top 9 Reasons To Visit The Broadmoor In 2009

Press Release | February 22, 2009

The Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs offers nine new reasons to visit in 2009. Read more...

Red Stag Receives its LEED-CI® Silver Certification

Press Release | February 17, 2009

The Red Stag is the first LEED-CI certified restaurant in the state of Minnesota. A press conference will be held at the Red Stag Monday, February 23 at 2:00 pm, a happy hour party will follow from 3-6 pm. Read more...

Bonnie Carlson Recipient of Prestigious Outstanding Individual in Tourism Award

Press Release | February 17, 2009

Bonnie Carlson, President and CEO of the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau was honored as the Outstanding Individual in Tourism by Explore Minnesota Tourism, EMT. Read more...

Lions Clubs International Selects metroConnections, Inc. To Provide Event, Transportation Services

Press Release | February 10, 2009

metroConnections, Inc. was awarded the contract to manage transportation logistics, shuttle services, group tours and special events for the Lion Clubs International Convention to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., July 2009. Read more...

metroConnections named Top 25 DMC worldwide

Press Release | January 15, 2009

metroConnections is pleased to be named to the 5th Annual Special Events Magazine Top 25 Destination Management Companies List. Read more...

Reserve Your Place at Martin Bastian’s Upcoming Speaker Series Event

Press Release | January 15, 2009

Martin Bastin to host February 18 event about how to use outside speakers to connect with your audience. Read more...

Breezy Point's Bob Spizzo Named Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Citizen of the Year

Press Release | January 07, 2009

Bob Spizzo was named the 2008 Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Citizen of the Year last week for his contributions to the resort and the community. Read more...

Breezy Point Resort's Bonnie Tweed Wins Service Partner of the Year Award

Press Release | January 07, 2009

The Northern Lights Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Planners awarded Bonnie Tweed from Breezy Point Resort with the "Service Partner of the Year" award. Read more...

Valentine’s Day Event at Minnesuing Acres

Press Release | January 07, 2009

For one night only, Minnesuing Acres will sell rooms on an individual basis, including a wine tasting event, dinner buffet, and brunch. Read more...

$2.8 Million Renovated Oshkosh Convention Center Taking Bookings Now

Press Release | December 13, 2008

While the Oshkosh Convention Center won’t be unveiled to the public until February, the sales team is taking reservations for events now. Read more...

Red Wing, MN, Named One of Top 25 Historic Destinations in the World by National Geographic Traveler

Press Release | November 15, 2008

Red Wing, MN, has been ranked 23 of the top 109 historic destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Read more...

Earle Brown Heritage Center Recognized For Two National Design Awards

Press Release | November 13, 2008

Earle Brown Heritage Center located in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota has been recognized by the 2008 American Graphic Design Awards. Read more...

Carlson Hotels Worldwide Announces Executive Leadership Appointments and Structural Changes

Press Release | October 29, 2008

Carlson Hotels Worldwide announces executive leadership appointments and structural changes to support new three-year strategic plan Read more...

MPI Minnesota Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Press Release | October 29, 2008

Meeting Professionals International, Minnesota Chapter (MPI MN), is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year! Read more...

Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter Announces its 2008 Award Winners

Press Release | October 29, 2008

Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter Announces its 2008 Award Winners for Outstanding Professional Achievement in the Meeting and Event Industry. Read more...

CAE Study Group Forming in Madison

Press Release | October 10, 2008

CAE study group forming in Madison to help candidates prepare for the CAE exam next May. Read more...

October CSEP Discussion Group Meeting

Press Release | October 06, 2008

ISES Minneapolis St. Paul Chapter announces its October CSEP discussion group meeting. Read more...

Hospitality Careers Students Roll Out Blue Carpet for RNC Delegates

Press Release | October 02, 2008

A paddlewheeler cruise gives politicians from 10 states a nonpartisan view of the Mighty Mississippi. Read more...

Great Wolf Announces Promotion of Kimberly Schaefer to President & COO

Press Release | September 24, 2008

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced that Kimberly Schaefer has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. Read more...

metroConnections promotes Stacy Fantauzzi to Program Manager - Event Production Services

Press Release | September 24, 2008

metroConnections announces the promotion of Stacy (Voight) Fantauzzi to Program Manager. Read more...

metroConnections Announces ’08 Holiday Lights Tour Schedule

Press Release | September 18, 2008

metroConnections announces its 19th annual Holiday Lights Tour, to be available to the public on two prime Saturdays before Christmas. Read more...

meetingpages.com Announces Mile-High Expansion

Press Release | September 16, 2008

meetingpages.com has announced plans to expand its Midwest-based meeting and event planning website to serve the Colorado market starting this fall. Read more...

New I-35W Bridge Over Mississippi River in Minneapolis Will Open Thursday, September 18

Press Release | September 16, 2008

The new I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will open at 5 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2008. Read more...

Meeting Professionals International, Minnesota Chapter, Supports Ronald McDonald House

Press Release | September 15, 2008

The Minnesota Chapter of Meeting Professionals International presented a check for over $3,000.00 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities. Read more...

MPI – Wisconsin Comes to the Rescue for Statewide Flood Victims

Press Release | September 15, 2008

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals, International donated their profits from their 3rd annual golf event to the American Red Cross for the Wisconsin Flood Relief Fund. Read more...

Minneapolis-St. Paul ISES Members Win 2007 ISES Esprit Awards

Press Release | September 15, 2008

Eleven chapter members received ISES Esprit Awards in four categories at the 2007 International Esprit Awards Gala in Montreal on August 18th. Read more...

Martin Bastian Productions Presents Songwriter Circles September 30

Press Release | September 11, 2008

Martin Bastian Productions presents a new trend in after-dinner entertainment at its upcoming speaker series on September 30. Read more...

CSEP Discussion Group Meetings Resume

Press Release | September 08, 2008

ISES Minneapolis St. Paul Chapter resumes its discussion group meetings for those pursuing the CSEP designation. Read more...

metroConnections Promotes Andrea Hansen to Handle Target Corporation Account

Press Release | September 04, 2008

As metroConnections Account Manager, Andrea Hansen will lead the team responsible for events and meetings produced for Target Corporation. Read more...

Minneapolis Marriott City Center Readies for Republicans

Press Release | August 27, 2008

Hotel offers Cherry Cheney Spritzer, Good and Pawlenty Martini; and showcases Marriott's new Total Green Environment and Recycling Program Read more...

Hotel Customer Satisfaction Reaches 5 Year High - Airlines Decline

Press Release | August 15, 2008

Despite the current downturn in the U.S. economy, the hotel industry continues to satisfy customers at near-record levels, according to the most recent results of the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) for the second quarter of 2008. Read more...

The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee's New Boutique Hotel, to Hold Job Fair 8/11 and 8/12

Press Release | August 04, 2008

The new Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, will be hiring full and part-time staff during a job fair on Monday, August 11, and Tuesday, August 12. Read more...

Carlson Hotels Worldwide Signs 38 New Properties in the Second Quarter of 2008

Press Release | July 30, 2008

Carlson Hotels Worldwide signs 38 new properties to open by 2011. Read more...

2008 Republican National Convention Announces Convention Program Block Schedule

Press Release | July 27, 2008

Program block schedule for the September 1-4 Republican National Convention announced. Read more...

Transformation Begins at Xcel Energy Center for The 2008 Republican National Convention

Press Release | July 23, 2008

The six-week transformation of the Xcel Energy Center for the 2008 Republican National Convention has begun. Read more...

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Joins 'Feed Them With Music'

Press Release | July 23, 2008

Sales of new "Feed Them With Music" CDs to benefit children worldwide. Read more...

Country Inns & Suites Sponsors Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest

Press Release | July 15, 2008

Steve Mogck, EVP of Franchise Operations for Carlson Hotels Worldwide, served as judge for 14th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. Read more...

Buca di Beppo Celebrates 15th Anniversary in July

Press Release | July 15, 2008

Celebration includes classic menu, $10 million in prizes, and chance to win a trip for four to Italy Read more...

Customer, Communities to Benefit From Delta Northwest Merger

Press Release | July 15, 2008

Customers and communities to benefit from expanded global route system, more competitive, financially secure airline. Read more...

Roseville Visitors Association Honored With Two Awards

Press Release | July 11, 2008

The Roseville Visitors Association was recognized for its 2008 Roseville Winter Jazz Blast. Read more...

Partners Wanted for Event Planners and Suppliers Expo

Press Release | July 11, 2008

The 17th annual Event Planners and Suppliers Expo is scheduled for March 4, 2009, in Golden Valley, MN. Read more...

Running Aces Harness Park Finishes its Inaugural Meet

Press Release | July 08, 2008

The only professional harness park in Minnesota, Running Aces Harness Park concluded its inaugural meet on Sunday, July 6. Read more...

Holiday Inn-East (3M Area) Completes $4 Million Facelift

Press Release | July 07, 2008

Holiday Inn St. Paul East, the largest full-service hotel in the Minneapolis/St. Paul east metro area completes $4 million renovation. Read more...

Après Party and Tent Rental Work Opportunities at the Republican National Convention

Press Release | July 02, 2008

Experience the Republican National Convention by working with Après Party and Tent Rental. Read more...

Summer Promotions can be a Life-Changing Purchase

Press Release | July 01, 2008

meetingpages.com supports Rebuild Resources, a non-profit promotions supplier Read more...

Rosealee Lee Named 2008 Outstanding Instructor of the Year

Press Release | July 01, 2008

Consummate facilitator and mentor educates vibrant network of hospitality professionals. Read more...

Mintáhoe Named Exclusive Catering Provider at Epic Event Center

Press Release | June 23, 2008

Mintáhoe Hospitality Group has been named the exclusive catering provider at downtown hot spot, Epic Event Center. Read more...

The Community of Wisconsin Dells Assesses Businesses, Reports Over 93% Unaffected by Recent Storms

Press Release | June 17, 2008

The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau has been working with member businesses and community leaders to assess the affects of this week’s storms and provide support. Read more...

meetingpages.com Usage Skyrockets to Over 100,000 Visitors YTD

Press Release | May 30, 2008

meetingpages reaches more than 117,000 visitors and 1.4 million hits year to date. Read more...

2008 Excellence in MPI MN Awards Announced

Press Release | May 29, 2008

MPI MN announces this year's winner of the EMPI awards to members who exemplify strong support and participation needed to help the chapter grow and succeed. Read more...

Holiday Inn St Paul East Renovates

Press Release | May 19, 2008

The Holiday Inn St Paul East is completing a renovation of 10,000 sq ft of updated meeting space, 5,000 sq feet of refreshed recreation center and 194 totally renovated rooms. Read more...

Legislature Passes Mall of Amercia Phase II Bill

Press Release | May 19, 2008

The Minnesota Legislature passed a tax bill that includes language supporting the proposed Mall of America Phase II expansion. Read more...

Mintahoe Wins NACE 2007 Catered Event Of The Year Award

Press Release | May 14, 2008

The Twin Cities chapter of NACE named Mintáhoe Hospitality Group the recipient of the 2007 “Best On-Premise Catered Event of the Year” for its "Rockin' 90th Birthday Celebration" event. Read more...

MSAE to Set Social Responsibility Agenda for Association Professionals

Press Release | April 21, 2008

St. Paul, MN is one of the more than 20 connected sites for the ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s first-ever Global Summit on Social Responsibility – Leveraging the Power of Associations for a New Magnitude of Leadership, April 30-May 2, 2008. Read more...

Subscribe to meetingpages and Win Free Golf Passes from Jackpot Junction Casino

Press Release | April 18, 2008

Subscribe free to meetingpages.com by May 30th and win free golf passes to Dacotah Ridge Golf Club at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel with any eligible golf event booked. Read more...

New Tour Company Providing Service in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin

Press Release | April 16, 2008

KBC Tour Company is an inbound tour company/receptive operator for Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin providing tour planning services, step-on guide service and sightseeing tours for groups of all sizes. Read more...

Plan Ahead for Event Planners and Suppliers Expo

Press Release | April 16, 2008

Event planners can add something new to their bag of tricks at the 17th annual Event Planners and Suppliers Expo, March 4, 2009. Read more...

Chocolat Céleste Introduces New “Kids Create Art” Chocolates

Press Release | April 16, 2008

Chocolat Céleste, gourmet chocolate company, is introducing a new line of bonbons featuring children’s designs, available June 1, 2008. Read more...

Mark Your Calendar for MSAE Spring Events

Press Release | April 14, 2008

The Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) presents a number of upcoming events open to both members and non-members. Read more...

Certified Special Event Professional Discussion Group Spring Schedule Set

Press Release | April 08, 2008

The Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) Discussion Group has set it's spring meeting schedule. Interested participants are welcome to join the group at any meeting. Read more...

meetingpages.com Relocates to Savage Business Lofts

Press Release | April 01, 2008

Meetingpages.com™, a company that specializes in helping online event planners find places to hold meetings,needed to find its own space for once. Read more...

Ten Chimneys Presents “The Guardsman” with Milwaukee Rep Intern Company

Press Release | March 22, 2008

On Monday, March 31st at 7:00 pm, for one night only, Ten Chimneys Foundation presents the landmark comedy “The Guardsman.” Read more...

Online Meeting Planning at meetingpages.com - Now in Wisconsin

Press Release | March 18, 2008

Meetingpages.com has crossed the Minnesota state line into Wisconsin and now offers more than 2,600 vendor listings to plan meetings and events in both states Read more...

meetingpages.com: Now Serving 10,000 a Month

Press Release | February 06, 2008

More than 10,000 online meeting planning professionals visited meetingpages.com in January Read more...

Hospitality Pros Reign As Winter Carnival King And Queen

Press Release | January 30, 2008

Two active members of the Twin Cities hospitality community were crowned King Boreas and Queen of the Snows at the 2008 St. Paul Winter Carnival. Read more...

Midwest meeting planners rejoice!

Press Release | January 25, 2008

Meetingpages.com is now live in Wisconsin, doubling your searching and online event planning capabilities. Read more...

CSEP Discussion Group Meeting February 19th

Press Release | January 25, 2008

The Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Read more...

meetingpages.com Celebrates First Year Online

Press Release | December 03, 2007

Comprehensive Meeting Planning Tool Reaches Astounding One Million Hits Read more...

Next CSEP Discussion Group to Meet Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Press Release | November 13, 2007

The next meeting of the Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at ASI Communications, 510 First Avenue North, Suite 650, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Read more...

meetingpages Assembles Planner Advisory Board

Press Release | November 06, 2007

Mighty Dog Media, publisher of the online meeting planning tool, meetingpages.com, assembled an advisory board of event planning professionals on Oct. 25 at The Saint Paul Hotel to discuss industry trends and inspire the development of innovative resources and tools to best serve the industry. Read more...

Minneapolis St. Paul Certified Special Event Professional Discussion Group Formed

Press Release | October 10, 2007

The first meeting of the Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) Discussion Group will meet on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at ASI Communications. Read more...

ISES Announces Strategic Partnership with meetingspages.com

Press Release | September 27, 2007

ISES would like to welcome our newest Strategic Partner, Mighty Dog Media, publisher of www.meetingpages.com. Read more...

ASI Communications Launches Strategic Event Marketing

Press Release | July 23, 2007

Lisa Schuler, Ruth Wikoff-Jones Tapped for New Practice Area. Read more...

meetingpages.com now serving half million hits

Press Release | July 20, 2007

A complete online tool for Minnesota events planners, meetingpages.com reached 535,543 hits this month. Read more...