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Friday, May 12, 2017

American Legion announces Milwaukee as host city in 2022

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American Legion announces Milwaukee as host city in 2022
 
MILWAUKEE, WI - (May 12, 2017) – VISIT Milwaukee has one more reason to celebrate National Tourism Week (May 5-12). The American Legion has announced that Milwaukee will be the host of its prestigious National Convention from August 24 - September 1, 2022.

Milwaukee won the bid last week in Indianapolis with its presentation, which included a customized video address from Governor Scott Walker.

According to VISIT Milwaukee President & CEO Paul Upchurch, “It was a real team effort to win this major convention business for Milwaukee. The combination of the American Legion’s successful convention experience here in 2010, along with a great convention package and the promise of all the new development that will be in place by 2022, helped seal the deal for Milwaukee.”
 
The convention’s 13,000 attendees will account for 17,700 room nights, bringing an impressive estimated economic impact of $11.2 million to the greater Milwaukee area.

“It is exactly this kind of economic impact that we are celebrating during National Tourism Week. The local tourism industry is a major economic driver, providing jobs for more than 51,000 in 2016, as well as $350 million in taxes that benefit the whole community,” said Upchurch.

About VISIT Milwaukee
Celebrating 50 years in 2017, VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region. Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brings in over $5 billion to the community.  VISIT Milwaukee has over 680 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit http://www.visitmilwaukee.org

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

VISIT Milwaukee wins Hermes Creative Awards for Excellence in Marketing

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Kristin Settle
Director of Communications
VISIT Milwaukee
414.477.7202
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VISIT Milwaukee wins Hermes Creative Awards for Excellence in Marketing

Promotional print and video materials regarded as best in the industry

MILWAUKEE — (May 3, 2017) The 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals which recognizes outstanding work in the creative marketing and communications industry, has recognized the VISIT Milwaukee marketing team.

VISIT Milwaukee received Platinum Awards for its Meet Milwaukee promotional video and international brochure series, a Gold Award for its business card designs, and honorable mentions for the writing and overall design of the Official Visitors Guide as well as the National Travel and Tourism Week Recap video.

The estimated 6,000 submissions are judged by members of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization of several thousand marketing, advertising and communication professionals, looking for digital, print, video, and social campaigns and materials that exceed a level of excellence in each category. The Platinum Award is given to top submissions in the competition; only 17 percent of submissions win this coveted award. The Gold Award is given to submissions that exceed industry standards.

“We’re honored to receive these accolades,” said Megan Suardini, vice president of marketing and communications. “We’re excited to continue to produce award-winning materials to showcase the city of Milwaukee.”

The winning VISIT Milwaukee submissions, along with the other winners in the competition, can be found at www.hermesawards.com.

About VISIT Milwaukee

Celebrating 50 years in 2017, VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region.Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brings in over $5 billion to the community.  VISIT Milwaukee has over 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.