How One Kansas City Community Kitchen Reinvented Itself

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This spring, downtown Kansas City residents, some of them homeless, began buzzing about a new hangout spot. “We Recently, Kansas City–based CitiCards sponsored KCCK’s operations for a day, sending both volunteers and food donations.

5 Smart Moves at Philly CVB, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito & More

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Photo Credit: Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel Mark Krtek Mark Krtek has joined Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton as general manager. He’s well versed in the Midwest, having worked at Hilton Kansas City Airport and Doubletree Guest Suites in Omaha.

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2017 NFL Draft Boosts Philly’s CVB

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Just in time for last tonight’s NFL Kickoff game between the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) recently released statistics about the benefits of hosting the NFL Draft in April of this year.

100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

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The network also has presence in near Kansas City Crown Plaza, Houston Galleria, Denver Convention Center, downtown Dallas and the Boston waterfront and convention center. Cresent Terrace photo from Marriott’s press release.

This Florida City Just Set a Guinness World Record for Gratitude

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Loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium was awarded to fans of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri in 2014. “Thanks a lot.”

California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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The law originally included Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. California has just announced an addition to its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws.

Las Vegas, Austin and Orlando Earn Top Marks in J.D. Power Destination Study

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Midwest Region: Columbus, the state capital of Ohio and home of Ohio State University, ranks highest with a score of 799, followed by Kansas City with 791 and Indianapolis with 789. Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, accepted the J.D.

Best in Show 2016

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Dennis Cross , Senior Event Manager, Kansas City Convention Center Nominated by Mia Short, CMP, WATT Global Media “Dennis is a strategic, creative, collaborative, solutions-centric partner. Audra Kamin , Director of Sales, ARAMARK, Kansas City Convention Center.

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Visit Wichita Hires Data Analyst to Boost Brand

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The biggest lesson Visit Wichita (Kansas) learned once it began collecting loads of digital information to evaluate its marketing efforts is it needed someone to track all the data. Enter William Graves, the CVB’s first data analyst, hired late last year to boost the city’s effort to attract more events. Visit Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo says the position is a necessity, especially for midtier cities with plenty to offer but competing for recognition.

Destinations Get in the (Pokémon Go) Game

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Travel Portland put together a similar list , as did Visit Houston , and eXplore Lawrence , in Lawrence, Kansas.) . “We Pokémon Go is quickly becoming 2016’s hottest app, clocking more than 15 million downloads for iOS and Android since it was released in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.

5 Midsize Cities Using Their Local Knowledge Economies to Bring In Meetings

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In many cases, bigger isn’t always better: cars, personal technology, portion size — and, increasingly, cities. Walkability, value, and friendliness can be strong drivers for why planners choose certain destinations over others for meetings.

How To Take Command of Your Next 90 Days

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We’ve got people from Vancouver and Oklahoma and Los Angeles and Brampton, just outside my hood, San Diego, Kansas City, man – we’re all over the map – Waco, Texas, hey guys. Do you have trouble with procrastination or following through on tasks until they’re done?

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Four States with Anti-LGBT Laws

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The other states listed in California’s ban are Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. In March, Kansas passed a law that allows religious student groups at public universities to deny membership to LGBT students based on their beliefs. Pier 39 in San Francisco.

When the Boss is You

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I had always also been working directly for an association or a corporation here locally [in Kansas City]. Melissa Johnson, CMP MJMeetings Prairie Village, Kansas Time as an independent planner: 3 years.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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From James Beard-nominated chefs in Ferndale, Michigan, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to historic theaters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Hutchinson, Kansas, the culture and entertainment options of some of its smaller cities are challenging preconceived notions of Midwestern life and putting to rest the notion that this part of America is “flyover country.”.

All Politics Is Local

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By the beginning of 2014, Cleveland and seven other cities were in the running: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Cleveland Rocks  The city welcomed the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena on July 18–21. Back to the Big Leagues.

Eight Brilliant Meeting Sites Along Solar Eclipse Path

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The eclipse will pass over portions of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, but research what specific locations will get to enjoy totality, some of which are very remote and uninhabited.

100 Destinations & Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

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They also entered the areas surrounding Kansas City Crown Plaza, Houston Galleria, Denver Convention Center , Dallas Downtown and the Boston waterfront and convention center. “We

California Travel Ban Provokes Scorn and Cancellations

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” The original California measure, which was put into effect as a law this past January, included Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events

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Kansas. Call it what you want— weed , grass, dope, bud, Buddha, keef, reefer, pot, ganga, Mary Jane, that sticky icky. Marijuana has been a hot social and political topic for quite some time now. Yet, as a meeting or event planner , it’s not likely in the forefront of your mind.

Happy 75th Birthday U.S. Travel Association

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” 1984: First ESTO conference held, in Lawrence, Kansas. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. Back on Oct.