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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CEDARBURG’S COOLEST FESTIVAL RETURNS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
For more information contact:
Wendy Strong
Director of Public Relations
414/287-6232
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CEDARBURG’S COOLEST FESTIVAL RETURNS
With Malamutes, ice golfing, chili-contest and more, Cedarburg “Snolympics” guarantees a good time

MILWAUKEE- February 4, 2014- The annual Cedarburg Winter Festival returns next weekend February 15-16.  Known this year as the “Cedarburg Snolympics,” the popular festival features a variety of events sure to delight visitors of all ages. 

This year’s festival welcomes trained Malamutes to compete in the Alaskan Malamute Dog Weight Pull Competition. Guests are invited to hop aboard a tractor-drawn hay wagon to observe carvers participating in the World Ice Carving Competition, as well as the IceBurg Open Golf Tournament.  The Snow Battle, 2013’s massive hit, returns this year, and competitive foodies will enjoy the two Chili Contests, guaranteed to be the festival’s tastiest events.

No matter the temperature outside, the Cedarburg Winter Festival promises a fun, action-packed weekend. For a full listing of the festival’s events, check out http://cedarburgfestivals.org

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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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wisconsin EMS Helicopters Land on Convention Center Rooftop Tomorrow 1/29

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For more information contact:
Justin Klis, Conference Director
The Wisconsin EMS Association
(262) 721-7890 
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Or:
 
Margaret Casey, PR Dept
VISIT Milwaukee
800.231.0903 or 414.287.4232
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Wisconsin EMS Helicopters Land on Convention Center Rooftop Tomorrow 1/29
Outdoor Vehicle Extrication Demo on 1/30
 
MILWAUKEE, WI – January 28, 2014 – The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) 2014 Working Together Conference (Jan 29-Feb 1) welcomes the arrival of EMS helicopters at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29th on the rooftop of the Wisconsin Center. The state of the art EMS helicopters are provided by Flight for Life based in Waukesha and Fond du Lac and UW Med Flight based in Madison, Wis.
 
“WEMSA is excited to once again host the top EMS helicopters in our exhibit hall. We invite you to join us and take a personal tour of the state of the art helicopters,” stated Mindy Allen, Executive Director of the Wisconsin EMS Association.
 
EMS helicopters offer unique medical services by way of an air medical transport system. Air medical transport systems provide patients with high quality medical care when quick transport time is critical. EMS helicopters are fully equipped with state of the art medical technology allowing EMS responders to treat patients in flight while quickly transporting them to the nearest or specialty medical facility for treatment.
 
In addition to the helicopters, Vehicle Extrication Tactics will also be demonstrated in the parking lot across from the Hilton on Thursday, Jan 30 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
 
WEMSA’s Saturday morning keynote address will feature Superintendent in Chief Brendan Kearney, who served as the EMS Operations Officer at the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013. 
 
More than 100 companies will be exhibiting emergency services products and services in the 90,000 sq. ft. expo hall. Annually, the four-day Working Together conference attracts nearly 2,500 participants from the Midwest and around the country, resulting in an economic impact estimated at $1.7 million.
 
The Working Together Expo Hall will be held at the Wisconsin Center
Thursday, January 30, 2014: 5-7pm (free entrance – expo grand opening)
Friday, January 31, 2014: 12-5pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014: 12-4pm
 
Admission
Included with conference registration or
$15.00 at the door for WEMSA members or
$25.00 at the door for non-members 
 
About Wisconsin EMS Association
The Wisconsin EMS Association is the state’s largest non-profit member-based association representing EMS professionals throughout Wisconsin. The mission of the Wisconsin EMS Association is to represent and support the views and interests of its membership by Working Together as Your Voice for EMS to promote education, share information, and facilitate legislative action. The Wisconsin EMS Association can be contacted directly at 1-800-793-6820 or visit www.WisconsinEMS.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 http://www.visitmilwaukee.org
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE NEW YORK TIMES HIGHLIGHTS WALKER’S POINT NEIGHBORHOOD IN FOODIE FEATURE

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For more information contact:
Wendy Strong
414.915.9015
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The New York Times Highlights Walker's Point Neighborhood in Foodie Feature 
“A District for a Bite or a Brew” Will Fill You Up
 
MILWAUKEE – Jan. 23, 2014 – Milwaukee’s up-and-coming Walker’s Point Neighborhood received a nod from the New York Times in a feature posted yesterday. The neighborhood, described as “re-energized” and the city’s “go-to district for innovative artisanal food,” is packed with small businesses and restaurants doing big things.
 
The Milwaukee Brewing Company, Braise, Clock Shadow Creamery, Purple Door Ice Cream, Antiques on Second (for a shopping stop while you digest) and Indulgence Chocolatiers were featured in the article. For a flavor of the neighborhood, build an itinerary from the article, and consider adding even more stops to your Walker’s Point tasting tour.
 
A grand mahogany bar greets you at Chez Jacques in Walker’s Point, where wine and traditional French fare are sure to please and crème brulee will bid you, “Au revoir.”
 
Gourmet “haute” dogs and self-serve wines on tap await at Black Sheep, a trendy bar and restaurant on S. 2nd Street.

Crispy Walleye Bites with jalapeno tartar sauce, Ahi tuna sliders and entrees such as seared duck breast with wild rice, golden raisins and a cranberry merlot reduction await at Zak’s Café.

The menu at Shaker’s Cigar Bar keeps patrons on their toes with creations that range from bayou and Cajun-inspired dishes to brick oven pizzas. Finish the night off with a cigar, sip of absinthe and a haunted tour of this former speakeasy.
 
Share snacks, planks, small and large plates at Blue Jacket – a restaurant focused on quality regional fare along the “Third Coast.” Visit again and again for new tastes as the menu evolves daily. 
 
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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Monday, January 13, 2014

Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Welcomes 5,000 to Winter Classic Jan 18-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Margaret Casey,
Public Relations Coordinator
414.287.4232            
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or
 
Jim Neave, Executive Director
Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball
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262-862-7294
 
Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Welcomes 5,000 to Winter Classic Jan 18-19
 
Milwaukee – January 13, 2014 – Volleyball teams from all over the Midwest descend on the Wisconsin Center this weekend for the Wisconsin Juniors Winter Classic January 18-19. More than 5,000 athletes, coaches, staff and spectators are expected to be in attendance at this annual event, which brings teams of ages 12-18 together for friendly competition in Open and Club divisions.
 
According to Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Executive Director Jim Neave, “In just its second year, the Winter Classic has grown more than 50% from 120 teams to 190 teams. This is evidence that the sport of volleyball is on the rise nationally, and with the Badgers playing in the national championship andMarquette winning the Big East, the Wisconsin volleyball community is thriving. Additionally, good competition is what teams are looking for, and the Winter Classic will host several clubs that have won national championships in recent years. So if you’re a volleyball enthusiast or just want to see what this is all about, come check it out this weekend.”
 
Due to the high level of competition, the Winter Classic also provides an opportunity for college coaches from around the country to recruit players from the many athletes who will go on to compete at the collegiate level.
 
Wisconsin Juniors encourages the tremendous growth of the sport by offering “state of the art” equipment to train athletes at the Lakeview Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just minutes north of the Illinois border and 30 minutes south of Milwaukee. Directors, coaches and staff are committed to providing athletes with the highest level of practice training, strength and conditioning, tournament competition and recruiting services. 
 
The organization found Milwaukee to be a great fit for this event at this time of the year because of the hotels connected to the Wisconsin Center. Economic impact to the city is estimated at $626,000.
 
Competition starts at 8am both days and will end around 8pm each day. The public is welcome to attend.
 
For more information on Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball, see: http://www.wisconsinjuniors.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 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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