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Posted on October 27th 2017
Catch Des Moines Awarded for Tourism Efforts Catch Des Moines was awarded two 2017 Iowa Tourism Awards for Outstanding Social Media Execution and Outstanding Niche Market Initiative. The awards were presented to both a rural and metro city and received in Sioux City last night at the annual Iowa Tourism Conference.  “It’s an honor... read more
Posted on September 19th 2017
Greater Des Moines Locals Awarded For Tourism Efforts Catch Des Moines honored nine businesses and individuals for their strong commitment and support to the tourism industry in Greater Des Moines. Winners received their awards at the Catch Des Moines Annual Celebration, an event that celebrates the success and continued growth of the tourism and... read more
Posted on September 14th 2017
Des Moines Named IFEA World Festival & Event City Today, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) recognized and designated Des Moines as an “IFEA World Festival & Event City”. This award was created as a way for the global festivals and events industry to openly encourage, support, and recognize positive... read more
Posted on September 12th 2017
Stien Named Association Forum Forty Under 40 Katie Stien, National Sales Manager for Catch Des Moines, has been named a 2017 “Forty Under 40” honoree by Association Forum and USAE Magazine. Forty Under 40 awards are given annually to 40 accomplished association or non-profit professionals who are under the age of 40 and demonstrate high... read more
Posted on August 17th 2017
10th Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week Kicks Off Locals and visitors are encouraged to experience the 10th Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week happening Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 27. Exclusive pricing for special prix-fixe menus will be offered by 39 participating restaurants. Des Moines Restaurant Week is organized by Des Moines... read more
Posted on July 31st 2017
DES MOINES, IOWA – Catch Des Moines has announced its 2017-2018 Board of Directors:   BOARD CHAIR: Tom Mahoney, ITA Group** Bob Andeweg, Mayor, City of Urbandale** Tom Armstrong, Mayor, City of Grimes Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership Jeff Chelesvig, Des Moines Performing Arts Jake Christensen, Christensen Development Chris... read more
Posted on July 10th 2017
New Look Unveiled For Catch Des Moines  Today, Catch Des Moines officially launched a new look as the result of extensive research, visitor surveys, and an effort to reflect the forward progress and growth of Greater Des Moines as a visitor destination. The new look includes a refreshed logo, new advertising creative and collateral, and... read more
Posted on May 19th 2017
NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Selects Des Moines For the first time ever, Grand View University along with Catch Des Moines will host the 2018 & 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men’s Volleyball National Invitational. Eight teams will compete at the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center at... read more
Posted on May 1st 2017
Des Moines Named Finalist for Greatest Midwest Food Town Catch Des Moines is proud to announce that Des Moines has been named a finalist for Midwest Living’s Greatest Midwest Town 2017, Food Edition. Des Moines was selected by editors of the magazine as one of the twelve finalists because of the wide-range of food festivals and events that... read more
Posted on March 28th 2017
Des Moines Lands NAIA Wrestling Championships Catch Des Moines along with Grand View University will host and execute the 2018 & 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Wrestling Championships. The championships will bring in 210 wrestlers from across the United States to compete at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Jacobson... read more