MidWest

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.

Starwood's Luxury Collection Arrives in Chicago

by Matt Alderton | May 15, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will bring its The Luxury Collection brand to Chicago this fall.

Kansas City Reveals Plans for Convention Center Hotel

by Matt Alderton | May 12, 2015
Construction will commence in 2016 on a new, 800-room convention center hotel in Kansas City.

3 Days in…Wichita, KS: The Old West Begins Here

by Alex Palmer | May 01, 2015
Rich culture, natural beauty and delicious local cuisine, make this city a great choice for groups.

Indianapolis After the Storm

by Leo Jakobson | April 24, 2015
The Indianapolis CVB is working to rebuild its reputation for Hoosier Hospitality.

National Union Cancels Convention in Indianapolis

by Leo Jakobson | March 31, 2015
More groups are threatening to abandon Indy over anti-gay bill.

Indianapolis May Lose Conventions Over State Anti-Gay Law

by Leo Jakobson | March 27, 2015
Groups ranging from a church denomination to the NCAA are reconsidering hosting events in Indiana.

Loews Chicago Hotel Makes Windy City Debut

by Matt Alderton | March 06, 2015
The Loews Chicago Hotel has opened in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.

Sheraton Chicago Showcases $25 Million Renovation

by Matt Alderton | March 04, 2015
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in downtown Chicago is almost done with a $25 million property-wide renovation.

Webcasts

August 2015: Increase Your Event's Sponsorship Revenue

August 20, 2015 | 2:00 PM EST This webcast will teach attendees how to quantify the sponsorship value of an event’s activities and assets....

July 2015: Top Tips for Boosting Attendance

July 23, 2015 | 2:00 PM EST The way we promote meetings has changed. Social media is becoming a big source of registration volume for events. And our...

Meeting Strategies

5 Reasons Millennials Hate Meetings--and How to Engage Them

Here are some tips for keeping younger workers interested during meetings.

Navigating the Nuances of International Meetings

Three tips that will help you run events outside of the U.S. more smoothly.

5 Tips for Creating a Bulletproof Hotel Contract

In a seller's market, hotels wield the power. These five tips will ensure that your contract protects your interests.

Forest Baths Offer Attendees Relaxation and Refreshment

Trendy new "forest baths" refresh attendees by immersing them in the tranquility of nature surrounding resorts, hotels, and convention facilities.

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