MidWest

New DoubleTree Debuts in Greater Cincinnati

by Matt Alderton | December 16, 2014
A new DoubleTree hotel has opened in Lawrenceburg, IN.

Le Méridien Makes Indy Debut

by Matt Alderton | December 05, 2014
A new Le Méridien hotel has opened in downtown Indianapolis.

Chicago Approves Minimum Wage Hike, Hospitality Industry Reacts

by Matt Alderton | December 03, 2014
Chicago has passed a measure increasing the minimum wage, opposed by the hospitality industry.

3 Days in...Indianapolis

by Alex Palmer | November 03, 2014
A new cultural trail and plenty of historic sites make Indy a must-visit destination.

Cleveland CVB Changes Name to 'Destination Cleveland'

by Matt Alderton | October 30, 2014
Positively Cleveland is now Destination Cleveland.

Virgin Hotels Accepting Reservations for Debut Property in Chicago

by Matt Alderton | October 09, 2014
Virgin Hotels will open its first property, Virgin Hotels Chicago, in January 2015.

Branson Convention Center Implements New Sustainability Plan

by Matt Alderton | September 26, 2014
An employee-led task force has begun implementing green programs at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Mo.

Bookings at Detroit's Cobo Center Reach 20-Year High

by Matt Alderton | September 22, 2014
So far, 2014 has been a banner year for Detroit's Cobo Center convention center.

Renaissance Hotel Opens in Historic Cincinnati Structure

by Matt Alderton | September 02, 2014
The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown has opened in Cincinnati's historic Bartlett Building.

Oklahoma City Courts Conventions with New Branding

by Matt Alderton | August 20, 2014
The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitor's Bureau has revamped its branding with a new logo, hashtag and advertising creative.

Hilton Reaches 700,000 Rooms with Dual-Branded Chicago Hotel

by Matt Alderton | August 19, 2014
Hilton Worldwide has opened a new dual-branded hotel in downtown Chicago.

Milwaukee's Potawatomi Casino Opens Hotel

by Matt Alderton | August 12, 2014
The Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee is now the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino thanks to the addition of a new hotel.

Meeting Strategies

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How to Identify and Overcome the '7 Meeting Sins'

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Making the Case for International Meetings

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How to Drive ROI for Event Exhibitors and Sponsors

The key to driving up interest in your event from sponsors and exhibitors is to show them what return they will get on their investment. Here is a four-step...

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