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Monday, February 10, 2014

Mad Love for March Madness Ticket Offer

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Wendy Strong, Director of PR                       
VISIT Milwaukee                                            
414.287.6230                                                 
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Mad Love for March Madness Ticket Offer

Special Valentine’s Day offer on NCAA® Division 1 Men’s Championship Tickets

Milwaukee – February 10, 2014 – In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, you can show your “Mad Love” for your spouse and #MarchMadness through a special offer of 10% off on remainingtickets for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship games being held in Milwaukee from March 20-22.

The offer runs from now through Saturday, February 15th at 10 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale at http://bit.ly/NCAA14MKE_TICKETS. For the special offer price, fans must usethe code: SWEET10 when ordering online. The reduction will be applied at checkout.

From March 20-22, Milwaukee welcomes eight of the 64 teams in the second and third rounds of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Fans from all over the country will head to Milwaukee to support their teams as they look to advance to the Sweet 16. Visitors, as well as local and regional NCAA fans attending the games, will find the city offers plenty of off-court action during tourney time as well, resulting in impressive economic impact for the greater Milwaukee area.

With almost 15,000 attendees expected daily and 5,000 staying in hotel rooms, economic impact in the city in the areas of lodging, transportation, food and beverage, retail and recreation is estimated at $4.6 million. The event will generate approximately $325,000 in tax revenue and support 1,500 jobs.

“Milwaukee is filled with sports fanatics, and we are delighted the NCAA has chosen the BMO Harris Bradley Center as a site for this year’s tournament. This is a great opportunity to showcase Milwaukee on the national sports stage,” said Brent Foerster, VP Sales & Marketing for VISIT Milwaukee.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, 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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Anime Milwaukee Convenes Feb 14-16

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Wendy Strong, Director of PR                       
VISIT Milwaukee                                            
414.287.6230                                                 
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Vic Walter, Press Manager
Anime Milwaukee
847-693-9935
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Anime Milwaukee Convenes Feb 14-16

Colorful, costumed fans to celebrate “Anime” culture

MILWAUKEE – February 10, 2014 – Anime Milwaukee welcomes 6,000 attendees – many dressed as their favorite heroes – to its seventh annual event at the Wisconsin Center and Hyatt Regency Milwaukee from February 14-16. The event is open to the public.

Founded by the Japanese Animation Association at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Anime Milwaukee celebrates the culture of Japan, anime (pronounced “animay”) and comics (manga), as well as other related sub-cultures. Fascination with anime has skyrocketed into a multibillion dollar industry via the internet, where a devoted fan base transcending age and gender revels in its complex plots dealing with emotions, relationship struggles and adventurous quests.

This year’s convention features celebrity guests in the industry, informative fan and guest panels, a costume contest, 24hr video game and table-top game rooms, children’s programming, the Hoshi no Yume maid café in the Hyatt Regency’s rotating Polaris restaurant, a Japanese Lolita fashion show, a rave dance, karaoke, Pokémon events and so much more.

2014 Featured Voice Actors:

Leah Clark– Voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment and DuArt Films.
Tiffany Grant – Voice actor in 1200+TV episodes, OVA’s and Movies.
Kyle Herbert– credited voice acting in Wreck-It Ralph, Bleach, Street Fighter, Naruto, League of Legends and more.
Bryce Papenbrook- voice actor since 8 years old, voicing numerous video games, cartoons and television shows.
Patrick Seitz- Credited voice acting in One Piece, Full Metal Alcamist Brotherhood, last few Mortal Combat titles and more.
David Vincent– Voice Actor and television producer based in LA, nominated "Best Voice Actor in an Anime" by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD.

For the full schedule of events, see: http://www.animemilwaukee.com/

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, 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, February 05, 2014

Midwest Twisters Draws 2,000 Gymnasts to Wisconsin Center Feb 7-9

 
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Kathy Nelson
Midwest Twisters
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Margaret Casey, PR Department                               
VISIT Milwaukee                                                        
414.287.4232                                                 
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Midwest Twisters Draws 2,000 Gymnasts to Wisconsin Center Feb 7-9

MILWAUKEE – February 5, 2014 – Local gymnastics organization Midwest Twisters teams up with Hal’s Harley-Davidson for the 12th annual Midwest Twisters Gymnastics Invitational this weekend from February 7-9 at the Wisconsin Center.

Nearly 6,000 people will be in attendance at this outstanding three-day event, including boys and girls teams from seven states competing from USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Levels 2-10, NCAA, AAU and YMCA clubs.

According to Kathy Nelson of the Midwest Twisters, “At a time when child obesity is constantly in the news, it is our goal to promote general wellness and physical fitness through our many programs for children of all ages at locations across southeastern Wisconsin. With the generous support of families and the business community, thousands of children participate in Midwest Twisters programs. The Invitational provides an enriching and exciting experience for these talented young athletes.”

For the full schedule of events, see: http://www.midwesttwistersinvite.com/schedule

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, 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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Romance Your Way Through Milwaukee

 
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Director of Public Relations
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Romance Your Way Through Milwaukee
Romantic restaurants, luxurious hotels and sweet surprises make this Milwaukee Valentine’s Day hard to beat

MILWAUKEE - Feb. 5, 2014 - A romantic dinner for two, spectacular star gazing or maybe a unique getaway to “horse around?” Whatever you plan for Valentine’s Day, Milwaukee knows how to turn the romance up to a 10.
 
Things To Do
Spend the afternoon with your sweetie at the Milwaukee Art Museum enjoying the racier pieces of the collection on the “Naughty Bits” tour. See Adam and Eve on the brink of sin, the best derriere in Milwaukee on a sculpture of a Spartan, how to flirt the 18th-century way and more.  
 
Enjoy an out-of-this-world date night at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Daniel M. Soref Planetarium where you’ll gaze at “constellations of love.” The “Romancing the Stars” evening includes a rose and chocolates for each stargazing duo. 
 
What is more sensual and relaxing than a couples massage with your one and only? Unwind with a customizable full-body massage with soothing aromatherapy in a “Tables for Two” doubles massage at the Well Spa + Salon at Milwaukee’s historic property, The Pfister Hotel.
 
Aphrodisiac Overload
Milwaukee’s Harbor House, the only restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan with breathtaking views of downtown Milwaukee, serves up one of the most famous aphrodisiacs of them all, oysters. Split one of their many oyster dishes, order a bottle of fine wine and let the evening take its course.
 
Move on to dinner at one of Milwaukee’s most romantic restaurants, Lake Park Bistro. The authentic French cuisine, superior service, warm bistro ambience and magnificent views from atop a bluff in Lake Park will have the ladies swooning in no time.
 
Take a trip to Paris, the most romantic city in the world, without purchasing a plane ticket! Located in the charming Wauwatosa village, Le Rêve Patisserie and Café is acclaimed for its traditional French fare, delectable desserts and romantic setting. Tres magnifique!
 
After dinner, awaken your senses with a sampling of truffles from herbal and spicy to sweet and fruity at Indulge on stylish Milwaukee Street. An accompanying pour from the Flirty, Frisky, Sassy, Alluring, Sensuous or Luscious wine lists will have you well on your way to a memorable evening.
 
Lovely Libations
Take in the best views in the city and heat things up at Blu, the swanky, 23rd floor lounge in the Pfister Hotel. Treat yourself to one of its “Valentine Potions” like the Naughty Night Cap Martini, French Kiss Martini or She’s All Mine.  
 
Share a Tiki Love Bowl with your love at At Random, a dimly lit, intimate bar in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood that serves up only specialty drinks. The two sharing the Tiki Love Bowl must hold hands and make a wish before blowing out the flaming lemon at the center of the bowl, and all their dreams are said to come true.
 
End your evening with a night cap at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, a Milwaukee institution since 1938 that is still making headlines, including being named the “Best Bar in America” by Esquire Magazine. Order up your classic cocktail by describing your mood and head upstairs to the Velvet Lounge where the lush red walls will have you cozying up in no time.
 
Time for some “Horsing Around”
When you are both ready to turn in for the night, head to the Iron Horse Hotel and book the “Horsing Around” Package with the perfect setup for a special evening. The package includes Custom Deluxe Accommodations,  a bottle of sparkling wine, couples massage, turndown service, and breakfast for two (Sunday-Friday night stays) or Route 66 Brunch (Saturday night stays only).
 
Other Milwaukee hotel getaways include:
“I Love You More” package at the Ambassador Hotel – Overnight stay in a whirlpool suite, a dozen roses, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, three course prix fixe dinner for two.
“Just the Two of Us” package at Hotel Metro – Overnight stay, bottle of champagne, handmade chocolates, $25 gift certificate to METRO, valet parking.
“Valentine Bed & Breakfast” at The Pfister Hotel– Overnight accommodations, breakfast for two in the Café at the Pfister, late check out based on availability.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, 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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