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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

VISIT Milwaukee names new sales account executive

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Margaret Casey
Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
414.287.4232
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VISIT Milwaukee names new sales account executive

MILWAUKEE— (February 7, 2017) –  Connie Kopecky has joined the staff of VISIT Milwaukee as sales account executive. In her position, Kopecky will focus on bringing self-contained/single property meetings and conferences to the city.

Ms. Kopecky comes to VISIT Milwaukee with more than 20 years of experience at GMR Marketing LLC, where her most recent position was director of travel, corporate events, meetings and hospitality.

“Connie’s experience in building customer and partner relationships, while providing service excellence, makes her uniquely qualified to promote Milwaukee as a sought-after destination for the self-contained groups segment. We are happy to welcome her to the VISIT Milwaukee sales team,” said Paul Upchurch, president and CEO at VISIT Milwaukee.

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.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Paul Upchurch re-elected Tourism Board Chair for 5th consecutive year

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Kristin Settle, director of communications
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-6230
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Paul Upchurch re-elected Tourism Board Chair for 5th consecutive year

MILWAUKEE— (January 31, 2017) – Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, has been re-elected chairman of the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Tourism for the fifth consecutive year.

The Governor’s Council on Tourism is tasked to be state Department of Tourism advisory board. The Council includes members who are appointed by the Governor from all around the state that range in areas of expertise and include legislators, hotel owners, chambers of commerce leaders and theater owners. Members also serve on subcommittees dedicated to grant reviews, general marketing, meetings and conventions, and sports marketing.

“Congratulations to Paul Upchurch on his well-deserved re-election as Chairman of the Governor’s Council on Tourism,” said Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. “Paul’s strong leadership and insight have been a big asset to the Governor's Council and Wisconsin's Tourism Industry as a whole” added Klett. “We’re thrilled to have his continuing expertise and vision in the years to come.”

Tourism is Wisconsin’s second largest industry, with a $19 billion economic impact and supporting over 190,000 jobs statewide. Milwaukee represents the largest tourism market in the state with a $5 billion economic impact, supporting 50,000 full time jobs.

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.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Raffle Wins Big for PCMA Foundation

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For more information contact:
Margaret Casey, Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232
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Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Raffle Wins Big for PCMA Foundation

VISIT Milwaukee and Bill Davidson draw lucky winner in Austin

MILWAUKEE— (January 11, 2017) – It’s not often that Bill Davidson himself presents you with your hot-off-the-assembly-line H-D FLHX Street Glide motorcycle. Davidson joined VISIT Milwaukee at the annual convention of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) in Austin to hand over the keys to the lucky PCMA Foundation raffle winner on Tuesday.

Thousands of convention and meeting planners, along with representatives of destination marketing organizations, are in attendance at PCMA’s annual “Convening Leaders” convention from January 8-11, acknowledged as one of the premier meetings industry conventions.

This year VISIT Milwaukee stepped up with the idea of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle raffle in support of the PCMA Foundation’s annual fundraising effort associated with the convention. The foundation is committed to professional development through grants for scholarships, educational programming and research for innovation in the meetings industry.

According to Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, “We were happy to play a big part in this annual fund drive, which has brought in more than $40,000 to the PCMA Foundation, one of the highest grossing results in recent years. Our thanks go out to our local partner, Bill Davidson, for his willingness to help us in this effort.”

Bill Davidson, great-grandson of one of the co-founders of Harley-Davidson and current Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, travelled to Austin to support the fundraising effort and help promote Milwaukee as a convention destination. Opened in 2008, the museum is the only one of its kind and has put Milwaukee on the map as the mecca for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts and visitors from around the world. Also popular as an off-site meetings and reception venue in Milwaukee, the Harley-Davidson Museum offers a fun, dynamic atmosphere with flexible indoor and outdoor space for groups from 10 to 10,000.

VISIT Milwaukee invited the lucky winner of the motorcycle – Valerie Sumner, principle, VRS Meetings and Events, Inc. – to take the legendary Harley-Davidson “ride home” to Milwaukee with her meeting business!

To find out more about Milwaukee as a great meetings destination, go to: http://visitmilwaukee.org/meeting-planners.

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.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

VISIT Milwaukee awarded top marketing honors

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For more information contact:
Kristin Settle
Director of Communications
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-6230
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VISIT Milwaukee awarded top marketing honors
 
Milwaukee, Wis, - November 29, 2016 - VISIT Milwaukee has been awarded four 2016 MarCom Awards for its marketing and communications efforts. The MarCom Awards are an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals. Entries come from non-profit and corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The awards are administered by the Association of Marketing & Communications (AMCP).
 
The judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There were over 6,500 entries from throughout the U.S., Canada, and 17 other countries in the MarCom Awards 2016 competition.
 
Award/Title of Entry/Category
 
The Platinum Award is the highest achievement, and the winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity, and resourcefulness. Gold Award winners were judged and recognized by exceeding high standards of the industry norm. 
 
“Our VISIT Milwaukee team strives for excellence in promoting Milwaukee as a top destination. The MarCom Awards inspire us to continue to work towards being the best at what we do to position Milwaukee nationally and internationally,” said Megan Gaus Suardini, vice president of marketing & communications at VISIT Milwaukee.
 
About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $5.1 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2015 and supported more than 50,000 local jobs. 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.
 
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