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Monday, April 25, 2016

VISIT Milwaukee congratulates Marissa Werner on Certified Sports Event Executive credential

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Margaret Casey, Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232 (o)
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VISIT Milwaukee congratulates Marissa Werner on Certified Sports Event Executive credential

MILWAUKEE— April 25, 2016 – VISIT Milwaukee is proud to announce that Marissa Werner, sports and entertainment sales manager, has completed the requirements to earn her Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) credential from the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC).

Since its inception in 2002, the CSEE program has been the only certification available for experienced sports event professionals seeking continuing education and professional development in the field of sport tourism. To earn the designation, participants must complete eight four-hour courses focused on the topics of strategic planning, sales and marketing, sports event management, the bid process and more.

“Marissa has worked diligently to earn this designation. She joins an elite group of NASC members and should be commended for her dedication to the sport tourism industry,” said Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee.

To date, some 180 sport tourism professionals have achieved the CSEE designation, with more than 500 participants currently enrolled in the program.

For more information about NASC and the certification, please visit: http://www.sportscommissions.org/Certification

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 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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Thursday, April 21, 2016

VISIT Milwaukee promotes Megan Gaus to VP of Marketing and Communications

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Margaret Casey, Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232 (o)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

VISIT Milwaukee promotes Megan Gaus to VP of Marketing and Communications

MILWAUKEE— April 21, 2016 – Megan Gaus has been promoted to vice president of marketing and communications at VISIT Milwaukee effective immediately.

Since joining VISIT Milwaukee in 2013 as senior director of marketing and communications, Megan has led multiple initiatives to elevate the region as a top destination for convention and leisure travel, including redesigned websites, niche-specific marketing efforts, extensive video production, and international resources. Much of her focus has been on expanding VISIT Milwaukee’s digital capabilities and creative assets.

“Megan has been a key asset since joining VISIT Milwaukee three years ago. I am confident that that her enthusiasm for Milwaukee and her strategic approach to marketing will continue to drive tourism in our region” said Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee.

Prior to VISIT Milwaukee, Megan spent 15 years in marketing management positions in Cincinnati and Chicago, including with the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau and digital agency, Wire Stone. Born and raised in Indiana, Megan graduated Xavier University in Cincinnati with a B.S.B.A in Marketing.

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 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, April 12, 2016

International Cheese Technology Expo convenes April 12-14

For Immediate Release

Contact: Judy Keller, Events Director
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
608-828-4550 (o)
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or
Margaret Casey, Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232 (o)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

International Cheese Technology Expo convenes April 12-14
3,200 from cheese industry expected

April 11, 2016 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Dairy manufacturers and suppliers from around the world will convene at the Wisconsin Center for the International Cheese Technology Exposition (ICTE) from April 12-14. 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.

Topics addressed at the conference run the gamut from a seminar on mozzarella and provolone functionality to workshops on artisan cheesemaking, food safety, packaging and processing wastewater.

The 2016 ICTE also features the largest exhibition in its 35-year history, fully sold-out with 512 booths.

“Without a doubt, this expo will be the biggest and best ever,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director. “From the artisan cheesemaker to the long-time industry leader, ICTE has great appeal, with never-before-seen technology, new ideas on emerging industry trends, ample networking opportunities, and recognition of the best in cheesemaking.”

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 $3.8 million.

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 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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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Milwaukee Robotics Competition March 24-26

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susy Quinones
262-751-1539
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or
Margaret Casey, Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232 (o)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Milwaukee Robotics Competition March 24-26
53 teams compete at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

MILWAUKEE – March 21, 2016 – Robots rule at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena March 24-26 when 53 high school teams from around the country, including 38 teams from Wisconsin, compete in the FIRST® Robotics Competition.

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRST Robotics Competition is called “the hardest fun you’ll ever have” by participating high-school student participants. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship in St. Louis.

In this year’s field game, FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it. For a Youtube clip describing this game, click here.

Competition Schedule:

Thursday 3/24

  • 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. | Robot testing, inspection and practice

Friday 3/25

  • 8:30 a.m. | Opening ceremony
  • 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Qualification matches
  • 5:45 p.m. | Awards ceremony

Saturday 3/26

  • 8:30 a.m. | Opening ceremony
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Qualification (a.m.), final rounds (p.m.)
  • 4:30 p.m. | Awards and closing

More about FIRST Robotics: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc or the video here.

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 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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