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VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases

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Wisconsin Center Breaks Ground on 2024 Expansion 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE – (Oct. 28, 2021) – The long-awaited convention center expansion reached a major milestone today with the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) breaking ground on the construction site. In addition to WCD leaders and staff, several local leaders, government officials, and additional guests attended the Thursday groundbreaking ceremony.
TEAMS Chooses Milwaukee for 2027 Conference and Expo 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases TEAMS has chosen Milwaukee for its 2027 Conference & Expo taking place Oct. 18-27. The sports event industry gathering is projected to bring 1,200 attendees and $8 million in estimated economic impact to the city.
Economic Impact Data for Milwaukee Bucks Championship 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE -- (Sept. 27, 2021) Today VISIT Milwaukee released updated estimates of the economic impact that the Milwaukee Bucks’ historic championship run brought to the city. The total economic impact of the three rounds of playoff games as well as the NBA Finals is estimated to have brought $57.6 million in direct and indirect spending to the community.
Cru Chooses Milwaukee for its National Staff Conference 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE – (Sept. 21, 2021) Cru – ranked No. 25 in Forbes’ Top 100 U.S. Charities – has chosen Milwaukee for its 2022 National Staff Conference. Taking place citywide July 14 through July 24, the event will welcome 5,000 staff and 1,800 children. In addition to using more than 30 Milwaukee County hotels for housing and meetings, Cru will host meetings at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Wisconsin Center, and Miller High Life Theatre.
Brew City Beer Pass 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE — (Sept. 8, 2021) Today VISIT Milwaukee announced the launch of the Brew City Beer Pass, which offers visitors and locals the perfect opportunity to have great beer on a great lake. Starting Sept. 14, this free pass will allow users to redeem buy one, get one (BOGO) beer from some of the best breweries in the Greater Milwaukee area.
2021 Connect Association 40 Under 40 honoree 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE – (Sept. 2, 2021) VISIT Milwaukee was a sponsor of Connect 2021 in Tampa this week, and one of the destination marketing organization’s leaders was honored for her work. Director of Event Experience Brittany Korth was recognized as a 2021 Connect Association 40 Under 40 honoree.
Free Milwaukee Deals Pass Has Something for Everyone 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE (August 3, 2021) – Today VISIT Milwaukee announced the launch of a new free resource, the Milwaukee Deals Pass, to help visitors and locals enjoy and explore more of the Greater Milwaukee area.
VISIT Milwaukee Announces Dr. Eve M. Hall as Chair of the Board of Directors 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases VISIT Milwaukee announced today that Dr. Eve M. Hall, president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Urban League, has been unanimously elected to serve as the next chair of the VISIT Milwaukee Board of Directors for a one-year term beginning July 28.
VISIT Milwaukee Celebrates Essentiality of Tourism at Annual Meeting 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases MILWAUKEE (July 23, 2021) -- On July 28, VISIT Milwaukee will celebrate the essentiality of tourism to the Greater Milwaukee area, honor hospitality businesses and employees, and share its plans to aid in the region’s economic recovery at its hybrid Annual Meeting held at the stunning Miller High Life Theatre.
Introducing Sports Milwaukee Division 2021 Sports Milwaukee Press Releases May 13, 2021 - VISIT Milwaukee has announced the official launch of Sports Milwaukee, a new division of the company marketing Milwaukee as the ideal destination for sports events, thereby driving more economic impact to the region.
2021 Tourism Data 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases May 4, 2021 - VISIT Milwaukee today released final data from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, which, as expected, illustrates the pandemic’s devastating effect on Milwaukee’s tourism economy.
New campaign positions Milwaukee as best meeting destination 2021 Meetings & Conventions Press Releases April 12, 2021 - VISIT Milwaukee is proud to announce the launch of a new advertising campaign that positions Milwaukee as a bold, modern, and experienced-obsessed destination ready to safely host meeting and events.
VISIT Milwaukee Hosts Hospitality Vaccination Day 2021 VISIT Milwaukee Press Releases April 30, 2021 - VISIT Milwaukee is hosting Hospitality Vaccination Days at the Wisconsin Center on May 7 and May 28, the destination marketing organization hopes that hospitality workers will get vaccinated so Milwaukee tourism can get back to business.