MidWest

Cobo Center Wraps 5-Year Renovation Following 2016 Auto Show

by Matt Alderton | February 08, 2016
The 2016 North American International Auto Show marked completion of a five-year, $279 million renovation of Detroit's Cobo Center.

Kimpton Plans Ohio Debut With Cleveland's The Schofield

by Matt Alderton | February 05, 2016
The Schofield Hotel will have 122 guest rooms and 3,800 square feet of banquet space in downtown Cleveland.

Omni Louisville Hotel, Set To Debut in 2018, Breaks Ground

February 03, 2016
Ground has been broken for the 612-room Omni Louisville Hotel, scheduled to open by March 31, 2018.

St. Louis: New Downtown Development Makes the City Worth Considering

by Andrea Doyle | February 01, 2016
Key infrastructure additions to the business district enhance the city's value to groups.

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Adding New Ballroom, Meeting Space

by Matt Alderton | December 15, 2015
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel will unveil new and renovated meeting space in spring 2016.

Illinois to Restore Funding for Choose Chicago

by Matt Alderton | December 07, 2015
Illinois lawmakers are poised to restore funding to Choose Chicago, whose appropriations have been held hostage by a budget stalemate since July.

Construction Underway on New Omaha Convention District

by Matt Alderton | December 04, 2015
Omaha's new Capitol District will include a 14-story Marriott hotel with 333 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.

JW Marriott Makes Minneapolis Debut at Mall of America

by Matt Alderton | December 02, 2015
Minnesota's first JW Marriott hotel has 342 guest rooms and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

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.

Webcasts

February 2016: Social Media Engagement Strategies

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Meeting Strategies

Destination Hotels' Event Producers Program Drives Its Brand Strategy

The Destination Event Producers program aims to help conference service staff produce uniquely local meetings and events.

8 Ways to Keep Attendees Healthy

Making wellness part of your meeting is a winning strategy.

5 Incredible Outdoor Activities for Groups

These unique activities will take your meeting "outside the box" in more ways than one.

How to Use Art to Enhance Events

Meeting planners are using art to enhance group events in a number of ways.

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