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Posted on February 15th 2018
Fencl Named Forty Under 40 Katie Fencl, CSEE, Director of Conventions, Sports & Services at Catch Des Moines, has been named a 2018 “Forty Under 40” honoree by the  Business Record  – a Greater Des Moines weekly business publication. Chosen by past winners, 40 local business leaders under the age of 40 are selected... read more
Posted on February 12th 2018
Catch Des Moines Event and Meeting Planning Off to Fast Start in 2018 After a successful 2017 which saw Greater Des Moines host the wildly popular Solheim Cup and land the bid for the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Catch Des Moines is carrying the momentum over into 2018 as it gears up for the spring opening of the new 330-room Hilton... read more
Posted on January 23rd 2018
Downtown Des Moines Set to  Host 8,500 Attendees at Two Major Events Downtown Des Moines will play host to more than 8,500 event attendees next week as it welcomes the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 5, which is celebrating its 50 th  anniversary, and the Iowa Pork Congress. The two events are expected to combine... read more
Posted on January 11th 2018
Des Moines to Host USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships Today USA Track & Field announced the 2018 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The five-day event will bring 1,000 of the best track and field athletes from across the country to compete for the American title June... read more
Posted on December 14th 2017
Des Moines Draws Record Number of Visitors to Region 13.7 million visitors generated $838M in spending According to new research by Longwoods International, commissioned by Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines region welcomed 13.7 million visitors in 2016, representing a new record for Iowa’s capital city. That number was up almost 5% (or... read more
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