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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

MILWAUKEE TO HOST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HISTORIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Jeannine Sherman
VISIT Milwaukee
800.231.0903 or 414.287.6230
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MILWAUKEE TO HOST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HISTORIANS

Live radio “BackStory” and sessions open to the public 4/18-22

MILWAUKEE – April 10, 2012 – More than 2,000 delegates from around the globe will convene at the Frontier Airlines Center from April 18-22 for the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and the National Council on Public History (NCPH).

Milwaukee’s rich culture and history, and the state of Wisconsin’s recent political controversies, help set the stage for the theme of this year’s meeting, “Frontiers of Capitalism and Democracy.”

“The recent legislation passed by the Wisconsin Legislature limiting collective bargaining for its public employees will serve as a backdrop to talk about labor history in a city which is truly affected by it,” said Katherine Finley, Executive Director of the OAH.

The four-day meeting will include more than 150 sessions on historical topics, workshops, networking events and excursions into the city of Milwaukee. Sessions will present the latest work in public and environmental history, new media, military history, labor history, diplomatic history, teaching skills and more. A team of scholars from China will attend the meeting along with approximately 100 scholars of American history who live and work outside the United States.

The keynote on Saturday, April 21st takes a public turn in a live broadcast of “BackStory with the American History Guys,” a weekly public radio program and podcast that applies historical perspective to current events. The public is invited to watch and participate as historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, and Peter Onuf explore the history of alcohol and its role in capitalism, democracy, immigration and labor. Over the course of the show, the “Guys” are joined by fellow historians, people in the news and call-ins as they drill down to colonial times, revealing the connections between past and present. See: www.backstory.org

Central to the mission of the OAH is engaging with the public in a wide discussion of history’s connection to current events. The public is invited to attend many of the meeting’s open sessions on topics such as current labor struggles and the history of labor in America, and the roles played by religion, corporate capitalism and democracy in the Twentieth Century.

For more information on the annual meeting, see: http://annualmeeting.oah.org/
And for the wide range of sessions that are free and open to the public, see: http://bit.ly/oah2012-public-sessions

VISIT Milwaukee estimates that the economic impact of the convention is $1,716,000.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has more than 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.5 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2010 and supported more than 61,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo 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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Monday, April 09, 2012

International Cheese Technology Expo convenes April 10-12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Margaret Casey
VISIT Milwaukee
800.231.0903 or 414.287.4232
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International Cheese Technology Expo convenes April 10-12

2,000 from cheese industry expected

MILWAUKEE – April 9, 2012 – Dairy manufacturers and suppliers from around the world will convene at the Frontier Airlines Center for the International Cheese Technology Exposition (ICTE) from April 10-12. Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, the expo is the largest gathering devoted solely to the multi-billion dollar market for cheese and related dairy products.

Among the topics to be addressed at the conference are the technological challenges of yeasts, molds and whey, the future of the cheese industry, dairy policy reform, the global cheese market and waste to energy solutions.

More than 240 companies will be exhibiting, many with large dairy and cheese-making equipment.

The expo is not open to the public. For more info: http://www.cheeseexpo.org/

VISIT Milwaukee estimates the economic impact of ICTE at approximately $1 million.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has more than 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.5 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2010 and supported more than 61,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo 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, April 04, 2012

VISIT Milwaukee Showcase Celebrates Local James Beard Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Jeannine Sherman
VISIT Milwaukee
800.231.0903 or 414.287.6230
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VISIT Milwaukee Showcase Celebrates Local James Beard Nominees

Kyle Cherek of MPTV “Wisconsin Foodie” to MC on 4/10   

MILWAUKEE – April 4, 2012 – Milwaukeeans don’t need to travel to treat themselves to James Beard-recognized chefs. Once again in 2012 three of our own celebrated chefs were nominated for Best Chef Midwest and will join other former nominees for a cooking demonstration at VISIT Milwaukee’s annual Special Event Showcase at the Frontier Airlines Center from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on April 10, 2012.

Justin Aprahamian (Sanford), now a finalist for Best Chef Midwest, along with 2012 competitors Dan Van Rite (Hinterland Gastropub) and Jan Kelly (Meritage) share the “Center Court” demonstration cooking stations with last year’s nominated Peggy Magister (Crazy Water) and Justin Carlyle (SURG Group).

Master of Ceremonies for this line-up of Milwaukee’s finest chefs is Kyle Cherek of MPTV’s popular “Wisconsin Foodie” series. Cherek travels the state in search of chefs, farmers, restaurant and other personalities involved with local farming and the local food scene.

Celebrating its 14th year, the showcase provides opportunities for businesses in the hospitality industry to showcase their products and services to more than 500 regional meeting and event planners, corporate planners, association and executives and members of area associations.

The event will also feature educational seminars on meetings industry topics. The public is invited to the showcase at an admission cost of $10.00.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has more than 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.5 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2010 and supported more than 61,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo 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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