Construction to Begin on Streetcar Line in Downtown Detroit

by Matt Alderton | July 21, 2014
Work will commence on July 28 on Detroit's new M-1 RAIL streetcar.

Farm-to-Table Conference Center Debuts in Northwest Indiana

July 14, 2014
A new meeting venue in Northwest Indiana is hoping to lure groups with a fresh take on farm-to-table cuisine.

Cleveland to Host 2016 Republican National Convention

by Matt Alderton | July 10, 2014
The Republican National Committee has chosen Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Wisconsin Offers Something for Everyone

by Alex Palmer | June 30, 2014

This scenic and sprightly destination is adding a wealth of new accommodations for meeting groups


World's First Radisson Hotel Becomes Radisson Blu Minneapolis

by Matt Alderton | June 05, 2014
The Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis has emerged from a multimillion-dollar renovation as the Radisson Blu Minneapolis.

Chicago Wows with New Hotel Developments and Meeting Facilities

by Agatha Gilmore | June 01, 2014
With new hotel development and meeting facilities, the Windy City has much to offer.

Loews Buys Minneapolis Meetings Hotel

by Matt Alderton | May 30, 2014
Matt Alderton As part of its strategic plan to add properties in gateway cities and resort destinations, Loews Hotels & Resorts has agreed to purchase the Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand in downtown Minneapolis from current owner Graves Hospitality Corp., Loews Corp. announced yesterday. The acquisi

Detroit Marriott Launches Meeting Room Renovation

by Matt Alderton | May 20, 2014
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center has commenced a renovation of its 100,000 square feet of meeting space.

Westin Makes Cleveland Debut Next to Cleveland Convention Center

by Matt Alderton | May 16, 2014
The Westin brand has arrived in Cleveland with the opening of Westin Cleveland Downtown.

3 Days in...Kansas City, MO

by Alex Palmer | May 14, 2014
Kansas City, MO, is enjoying a renaissance following the investment of billions of dollars in new venues, entertainment options, and renovations to existing properties.

Wisconsin Reports Increased Tourism

by Matt Alderton | May 05, 2014
Visitors to the Badger State spent $17.5 billion in 2013, according to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

Groundbreaking Held for Cleveland Convention Center Hotel

by Matt Alderton | April 29, 2014
Work has officially commenced on a new convention center hotel in downtown Cleveland.


September 2014 Webcast: Meeting the Diversity Challenge

September 23 | 2:00pm EST   Our workforce is more diverse than ever in terms of ethnicity, age, and the personal perspectives that all these...

October 2014 Webcast: When Attendees Become Promoters: How to Use Social Media to Build Buzz

October 16 | 2:00pm EST   The way we promote has changed. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are becoming big sources of registration volume for events....

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