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The Saint Louis Chess Club is Holding Tournaments In-Person and Online

December 23, 2020

Located in Central West End, the Saint Louis Chess Club is now open to the public with limited hours of 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM every day!  With the announcement of the venue’s reopening, it also announced that it is holding club tournaments in-person and online!  Information on tournament dates can be found here. The Saint […]

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Saint Charles Convention Center is Still Facilitating Safe, Face-to-Face Events

December 17, 2020

Since reopening from COVID-19 in June, the Saint Charles Convention Center has been successfully hosting meetings and events in a safe environment. The SCCC has taken safe meetings to the next level with preventative measures including wearing of face masks, cleaning of touch points, and a great investment into healthier air quality. In September, a […]

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MPI Highlights 2020 Industry Achievements Amid This Year’s Challenges

December 17, 2020

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) issued a statement that conveys which initiatives it took in 2020 to keep professionals connected to their industry and prepare for the comeback of meetings and events.  Despite the challenges meeting professionals have faced this year, below are some achievements which illustrate its continued dedication and excitement for what is coming […]

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PlayPower, Inc. to Create 82 Jobs With Expansion in Monett, Missouri

December 17, 2020

PlayPower, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of outdoor recreational products, has announced plans to expand their facility in Monett. This expansion represents an investment of more than $2 million and is expected to create 82 new jobs in the area. “PlayPower’s expansion in Monett is exciting news for Missouri,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This is […]

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Hotel Occupancy Slightly Increased the First Week of December

December 11, 2020

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy increased slightly from the previous week, according to the latest data from STR through 5 December. 29 November through 5 December 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 37.4% (-37.9%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$86.21 (-33.1%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$32.23 (-58.4%) With slightly higher demand after Thanksgiving, […]

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People Update: Kelly Douglass

December 8, 2020

Agenda: USA has announced the immediate addition of hospitality and events professional Kelley Douglass as Director of Client Services. Douglass joins Agenda: USA from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she worked since 2008 as an event producer in one of the premier convention cities, working with leading destination management companies (DMCs) and corporate clients. Douglass has […]

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People Update: Heather Brown

December 8, 2020

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) welcomes Heather Brown as the Interim Executive Director.  Heather was employed with the CVB for seven years and has extensive knowledge in the operations of the organization. Heather has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Marketing as […]

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People Update: Alexandra Bobbitt

December 8, 2020

The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCCVB) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Alexandra Bobbitt, who will join the JCCVB team as the new Communications/Film Manager. Bobbitt will lead the charge in marketing the Jefferson City area as a desirable convention and tourism destination. “The Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to […]

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Study Shows How Different Countries Gauge Returning to Live Events

November 30, 2020

Sodexo Sports & Leisure – the Sodexo division dedicated to live events, sports and cultural destinations – announced the results of a new survey which found that comfort levels are high across the international countries of the U.S., United Kingdom, France and Spain, as it pertains to returning to live sports, conventions and other cultural and […]

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