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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival Brings 4000+ Runners to Milwaukee November 5th and 6th

For Immediate Release

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Nicole Nelson
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PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival Brings 4000+ Runners to Milwaukee November 5th and 6th

One Mile, 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon Events Offer “a Running Event for Every Runner”

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Nov. 2, 2016) — The second annual PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 in Milwaukee will draw more than 4,000 runners to the multi-day event.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, more than 400 participants are expected to run in the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Mile, a one mile run on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum at 9:30 a.m.

The Milwaukee Running Festival also features a Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pickup with food, vendors and kids’ events. The expo runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, runners from 42 states are expected to participate in one of three events: the Marquette University 5K Run (which starts at 7:15 a.m.), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Half Marathon or Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marathon, starting and ending at Veteran’s Park at 7 a.m. The full marathon is expected to draw 1,000 participants, and the half 2,000 participants.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marathon is routed entirely through Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and landmarks, allowing participants to experience the city in a unique way. New in 2016 are a series of parties along the race course, many featuring live music and refreshments. The 12+ party locations will provide runners extra motivation and spectators an easy viewing area, with the main goal of involving Milwaukee neighborhoods, making them feel like they are part of the event.

Maps and information regarding street closures may be found here.

PNC Bank is the title sponsor for the entire event. For more information on the PNC Milwaukee Running Festival, visit milwaukeerunningfestival.com.

About PNC Bank
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

About Milwaukee Marathon, Inc.
Milwaukee Marathon, Inc. (milwaukeerunningfestival.com) is a non-profit organization established to plan and stage the Milwaukee Running Festival. Executive Director Chris Ponteri is an avid and accomplished runner who also owns Longrun Athletics, LLC. Longrun Athletics has a history of organizing a variety of popular and successful running events in Milwaukee, including the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon: the internationally known marathon and half marathon held each January at the Pettit National Ice Center.

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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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Visit Milwaukee Launches Winter Shopping & A Show Campaign To Promote Holiday Tourism

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Kristin Settle
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-6230
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Visit Milwaukee Launches Winter Shopping & A Show Campaign To Promote Holiday Tourism

With the holiday season just around the corner, VISIT Milwaukee is launching its second winter marketing campaign offering deep discounts for hotel stays, along with a Milwaukee Holiday Getaway prize package valued at $1,500.

The winter campaign is designed to promote leisure and overnight travel to the greater Milwaukee area, highlighting the region’s shopping and theater experiences. Featured are shopping destinations, such as Mayfair Mall and The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward and the Milwaukee Public Market, as well as other popular regional shopping locations.

The campaign also promotes Milwaukee’s holiday events and theater productions, including Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival, A Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Nutcracker, and more.

“Following the success of last year’s campaign, it only made sense to expand this year to highlight the region’s holiday-themed theater and entertainment options,” said Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee. “We anticipate a $2.3 million economic impact from this campaign for our community.”

Combined, hotel, retail and restaurant tourism contribute over $2.6 billion in economic impact to the region each year.

The Winter Shopping & a Show campaign is helped in part by a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The tourism grant will go towards print, online, radio and social media marketing and earned media efforts.

For more information on the campaign and to access the discounts and deals, please visit http://visitmilwaukee.org/holiday-shop.

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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

VISIT Milwaukee Wins Major Videographer Award

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Margaret Casey
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232
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VISIT Milwaukee Wins Major Videographer Award

MILWAUKEE – September 19, 2016 – VISIT Milwaukee has won a prestigious, national Videographer Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The award recognizes a new video designed to promote Milwaukee as an attractive destination for leisure tourism and conventions.

Among the 1,500 entries submitted, the video entitled “Meet Milwaukee,” created by VISIT Milwaukee’s Digital Marketing Manager Kris Martinez, won an Award of Distinction for projects that exceed industry standards. Approximately 14 percent of the entries won this award.

Among the most coveted awards in the video industry, the Videographer Awards are judged by industry professionals, who look for companies and individuals whose work exceeds a high standard of excellence and serves as a benchmark for the industry. Winners range from network news operations to local cable access, from large production companies to freelancers, and from international advertising agencies to student producers.

“Videos are becoming increasingly important in selling a destination. We are pleased that the AMCP agrees with us that ‘Meet Milwaukee’ is a high quality piece that conveys the fun, attractions and natural beauty of our city,” said Paul Upchurch, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee.

For more on the Videographer Awards, visit: https://enter.videoawards.com/winners/#/distinction/2016

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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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

VISIT Milwaukee’s Megan Husband Recognized as Meetings Industry Leader

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Margaret Casey
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232
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VISIT Milwaukee’s Megan Husband Recognized as Meetings Industry Leader
National “Agents of Change” awarded by Connect Faith Magazine

Megan Husband, convention sales manager at VISIT Milwaukee, has been recognized as one of twelve convention industry “Agents of Change” nationwide by Connect Faith magazine. Connect Faith is a national magazine that provides resources and ideas for meeting professionals and planners in the faith-based meetings and events industry.

An annual feature in Connect Faith magazine, “Agents of Change” honors young leaders who have earned respect from industry professionals and media. Peers and meeting planners from across the country nominated Husband for her enthusiasm, empathy, personal attention to detail, and successful sales efforts. Nominations were evaluated based on references, industry involvement and other resources.

“With a background in both sales and religious studies, Megan Husband has been selling Milwaukee as an attractive destination for the faith-based meetings market since 2008. VISIT Milwaukee is proud of Connect Faith’s prestigious recognition of Megan as one of this year’s ‘Agents of Change’,” said Paul Upchurch, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee.

The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found at faith.connectmeetings.com/2016-agents-of-change.

For more about Connect Faith, visit faith.connectmeetings.com

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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