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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
Posted on February 27th 2017
Comegys Named 2017 Top Influential Woman Vicki Comegys, Vice President of Conventions, Sports and Services, for the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission has been named one of the 2017 Top Influential Women by Smart Meetings – a publication dedicated to trends, technology, and profiles on the... read more
Posted on February 7th 2017
Flack Named Forty Under 40 Trina Flack, National Sales Manager, for the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2017 “Forty Under 40” honoree by Des Moines Business Record – a Greater Des Moines weekly business publication. Forty Under 40 awards are given annually to 40 local business leaders, under... read more
Posted on January 23rd 2017
Des Moines Welcomes Prestigious Theater Festival More than 1,500 collegiate students, faculty, staff, and guest artists will visit Des Moines this week for the 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 5. The festival, which runs through January 28, welcomes more than 80 Midwest universities and colleges, approximately 15 of... read more
Posted on October 21st 2016
Greater Des Moines Wins Five Iowa Tourism Awards DES MOINES, IA – Greater Des Moines was awarded five 2016 Iowa Tourism Awards honoring the work of new and longstanding events, promotional material, and an individual leader. Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports... read more