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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pheasant Fest Features Bird Dogs, Hunting, Wild Game Cooking This Weekend

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Wendy Strong, Director of Public Relations
VISIT Milwaukee
414.287.6233
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or:

Rehan Nana, Public Relations Specialist
Pheasants Forever
Cell: (913) 488-7529
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Pheasant Fest Features Bird Dogs, Hunting, Wild Game Cooking This Weekend

Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic at the Wisconsin Center

Milwaukee – February 11, 2014 –  Approximately 25,000 are expected to attend the Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic this weekend February 14-16th at the Wisconsin Center. Organized by the national association Pheasants Forever, the show is the country’s largest event for upland hunters, sport dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists, combining a national outdoor tradeshow, wildlife habitat seminar series and family activities.

Seminars will be held on habitat improvement, hunting, shooting sports, wild game cooking, dog training, conservation and more.

According to Brent Foerster, VP Sales & Marketing, VISIT Milwaukee, “Milwaukee and Wisconsin are thrilled to host the 2014 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic. As the largest city in a state with a history of upland hunting and wildlife habitat conservation, Milwaukee is the ideal setting for this prestigious family-friendly national event.”

Attractions:

  • Bird Dog Parade, which will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, February 14th in the Third Floor lobby area of the Wisconsin Center. More than 70 dogs representing 30 sporting breeds will be represented, Boykins to Brittanys, German Shorthairs to German Longhairs, Goldens to Gordons, Labs to Llewellins, Springers to Setters, and Wirehairs to Weimeraners.
  • Wild Game Cooking Demo, (ongoing)with food writers like Hank Shaw, whose blog “Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook” won a James Beard award and David Draper, primary contributor to the Wild Chef blog at Field & Stream
  • Rudy’s Youth Village, activities for youth including laser shot booth, 3-D archery range and decoy-carving.

Pheasants Forever membership nationwide numbers 140,000 in 740 local chapters. Wisconsin is home to 33 Pheasants Forever Chapters. For more information on the organization: www.pheasantsforever.org and on the event: www.pheasantfest.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 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, February 10, 2014

Mad Love for March Madness Ticket Offer

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For more information contact:

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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For more information contact:
Kathy Nelson
Midwest Twisters
(41 698-5265
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or
 
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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