Wisconsin's Monona Terrace Achieves LEED Gold Rating

by Matt Alderton | November 25, 2015
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI, has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Budget Cuts Force Layoffs at Choose Chicago

by Matt Alderton | October 30, 2015
A budget impasse in Illinois has forced Choose Chicago to eliminate 28 people from its staff.

Convention Group, CVB Tussle Over Scheduling Conflict in Cincinnati

by Matt Alderton | September 21, 2015
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is considering legal action against Cincinnati over the displacement of its convention by the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Upgrades Give Indianapolis International Airport Country's Fastest Airport Wi-Fi

by Matt Alderton | September 03, 2015
Indianapolis International Airport now boasts Wi-Fi eight to 10 times faster than even the largest U.S. airports.

Starwood Debuts New Luxury Collection Hotel, 'The Gwen,' in Chicago

by Matt Alderton | September 03, 2015
The former Conrad Chicago is now The Gwen, the first Chicago hotel in Starwood's The Luxury Collection.

Midwest: New Development Spurs New Experiences

by Alex Palmer | September 01, 2015
Across the region, planners are finding big changes and new opportunities for groups.

New Nonstop Flights Land in Omaha

by Matt Alderton | August 21, 2015
Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, and Alaska Airlines have launched new nonstop flights to Omaha.

Detroit's Renovated Cobo Center Hosts First Major Convention: ASAE Annual Meeting

by Matt Alderton | August 11, 2015
The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is the first major convention to take place in Detroit since the completion of Cobo Center's $279 million transformation in June.

Detroit's Cobo Center Achieves Green Meetings 'APEX'

by Matt Alderton | July 13, 2015
Detroit's Cobo Center has received the Convention Industry Council's Accepted Practices Exchange certification, granted by the Green Meeting Industry Council.

Wisconsin: Much More Than Just Cheese and Beer

by Alex Palmer | July 01, 2015
Lush scenery, rich history and big city flare make this a must-visit state for meetings.

Illinois Threatens to Cut 'Choose Chicago' Funding

by Matt Alderton | June 30, 2015
A budget stalemate in Illinois could eliminate state funding for Chicago's convention and visitors bureau.

Omaha CVB Gets New Leader

by Matt Alderton | June 19, 2015
Keith Backsen, vice president of sales and services for Visit Spokane, has been named director of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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