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Brent DeRaad Named President and CEO of Arlington CVB in Texas

The Arlington (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Brent DeRaad as president and chief executive officer, effective December 6. DeRaad joins the bureau after serving as president and chief executive officer of Visit Tucson in Arizona. DeRaad succeeds Ron Price, who left in May to become the head of Visit Phoenix after working for […]

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Adam Wisniewski Named Sports VP at OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Adam Wisniewski as its new vice president of sports development. In his new role with the Oklahoma City CVB, Wisniewski primarily will work with CVB staff and other partners to attract local and national sporting events and collaborate with event organizers to increase attendance at local […]

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From right: ASM Global’s Doug Thornton standing with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz and CEO Danny Wirtz at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois, on April 6, 2021

ASM Global Extends Agreement to Manage BMO Harris Bank Center

ASM Global has been selected to continue management of the BMO Harris Bank Center and the Coronado Theater in Rockford, Illinois, and will work on the BMO Center’s renovation project along with the city of Rockford, Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority, Chicago Blackhawks and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Under the […]

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Multisport Venue Opens in Loudoun County

The Virginia Revolution Sportsplex has opened as a new multisport venue in Loudoun County. Founded by former German soccer player Niko Eckart in 2018, the Virginia Revolution Soccer Club has acquired the 37-acre former Evergreen Sportsplex to create a new sports venue designed to develop technical skills and critical thinking, while building the personal connections […]

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LABS Adapted Sports Conference Announces Speakers

The second annual Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS), presented by All In Sport Consulting, has announced its lineup of sessions and speakers, including keynotes from Caroline Casey, the founder of The Valuable 500, and Sam Schmidt, the co-owner of the Arrow McClaren SP IndyCar racing team. The free two-day virtual conference is scheduled […]

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Sioux City Regional CVB Hires Kristi Franz as Executive Director

The Sioux City Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau in Iowa has hired tourism industry professional Kristi Franz to serve as its first executive director after a national search for the new role. Franz will lead the development, implementation and coordination of all tourism related activities to promote increased visitation to the Siouxland area including through […]

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ASM Global Enters NASCAR with Nashville Superspeedway Deal

ASM Global has partnered with the Nashville Superspeedway in a deal that will match the venue management company with the track that hosts events in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The deal marks the first time ASM Global has entered into a partnership with a NASCAR […]

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Richmond Area Mall Redevelopment Has Hockey Arena in Plans

Officials in the Richmond Region have unveiled plans to have a two-rink indoor hockey facility as part of its overall plans for a 100,000-square-foot mixed-use district on the site of a former mall in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The venue, built on the site of the former Spring Rock Green shopping area, would house two National […]

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Washington County Visitors Association Names Wendy Popkin as Vice President of Destination Sales

The Washington County Visitors Association in Oregon has named Wendy Popkin as the organization’s vice president of destination sales starting November 1 to lead direct group sales efforts to meeting professionals, sports organizers and travel professionals. Popkin currently is executive director of the Oregon Hospitality Foundation, a role she has held since 2012. From 2003–2012, Popkin […]

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