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Deborah Ward Named Executive Director of Visit Omaha

Deborah Ward has been named executive director of Visit Omaha, the official tourism authority for the Nebraska city and surrounding and Douglas County. Ward had served as the bureau’s interim director since July 2020. “During the most challenging year for the tourism and hospitality businesses, Deb managed the OCVB and did a tremendous job,” said […]

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College World Series – June 26, 2019
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College World Series Seeks Virtual Waves

This week would have marked the 2020 NCAA Men’s College World Series, a tournament that for years has attracted a large number of visitors to Omaha, Nebraska, the event’s longtime host. But with the NCAA canceling its spring championships, Omaha, like other cities, was left without one of its signature events. Looking ahead to next […]

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Omaha, Nebraska, has hosted the past three U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trials Hosts Begin Planning for New Dates

As the realities of a postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games set in for cities across the country, the unknown of what happens to remaining U.S. Olympic Trials events is causing a juggling act for sports commissions, CVBs and local organizing committees. While some national governing bodies are starting to announce new dates for rescheduled trials, […]

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