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Posted on June 22nd 2016
Thousands to Square Dance in Des Moines this Week DES MOINES, IA – Today, more than 4,000 visitors will catch Greater Des Moines for the 65 th annual National Square Dance Convention. The convention, generating an estimated $3.2 million in economic impact, runs through Saturday, June 25 at the Iowa Events Center. Attendees represent all 50 states,... read more
Posted on May 19th 2016
Attached Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground in Des Moines DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Iowa Events Center joined city, county and development partners to celebrate the ground breaking on a new, 330-room Convention Center Hilton Hotel in Downtown Des Moines. The hotel, which will be connected... read more
Posted on March 10th 2016
Two, Free Pre-Tournament Events Offered to Locals Des Moines, IA – The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission invites the public to enjoy two, free basketball events leading up to the start of the 2016 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds on Thursday, March 17. Catch Des Moines... read more
Posted on February 25th 2016
Catch Des Moines Flavor to Support Growing Culinary Scene DES MOINES, IA – Today, the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau launched Catch Des Moines Flavor , a local and regional culinary marketing initiative designed to elevate and tell the delicious story of the food and drink scene to leisure travelers, food writers, locals and... read more
Posted on January 14th 2016
GREATER DES MOINES TO HOST 2018 ACCE CONVENTION Des Moines chosen to host Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) annual event; new Convention Center Hotel made Des Moines viable choice GREATER DES MOINES, IA – Greater Des Moines will host the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Greater Des Moines... read more
Posted on December 6th 2015
Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota and Penn State to compete in Des Moines for NCAA Division I Volleyball Regional Finals DES MOINES, IA - For the first time ever, Des Moines will host the NCAA Division I Volleyball Regional Finals December 11-12, 2015 at Wells Fargo Arena. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the... read more
Posted on November 17th 2015
Locals Honored With Tourism Awards DES MOINES, IA - The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission recognized 14 local individuals and businesses for their commitment to tourism and the community. Recipients were awarded for their efforts at last night's Annual Celebration, an event that celebrates... read more
Posted on November 15th 2015
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Announced DES MOINES, IA - The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, the parent organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, announces its 2015-2016 Board of Directors: BOARD CHAIR: Bob Andeweg, City of Urbandale** Tom Armstrong, City of Grimes Jay Byers, Greater Des... read more
Posted on November 9th 2015
Catch a Festive Winter in Greater Des Moines DES MOINES, IA - Today, the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a marketing campaign showcasing the many ways visitors and locals can experience winter in Greater Des Moines. The campaign, which includes a microsite: catchdesmoines.com/winter , social media advertising and... read more