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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 the... 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
Posted on August 18th 2016
35 Restaurants Celebrate Ninth Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week Locals and visitors are encouraged to participate in the ninth annual Des Moines Restaurant Week happening Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 28. Special prix-fixe menus with exclusive pricing will be offered at 35 participating restaurants over the ten day period. Des Moines... read more
Posted on August 8th 2016
Des Moines Lands 3 More Years of Pool Players DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa State Pool Players Association has selected Des Moines to host the 2018, 2019 and 2020 8-Ball and 9-Ball Championships. The Championships, which will be held at the Iowa Events Center, are the largest independent state level amateur pool tournament in the country... read more
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... 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... 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... read more