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Professional Convention Management Association

March 24 2014

Around the Region

Cheri Jones, CMP

If you have events happening in your city, please email them to Cheri Jones, CMP at cjones@vistaprod.com. We would love to highlight exciting things happening in your town. The information below is gathered from members, CVB websites and Meeting Focus.

Arkansas – The Natural State

Bentonville –Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a new collection opening March 15 that will feature William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. Within the collection are several French modern masters, including Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas


Little Rock - Attention Foodies – Little Rock is the place to be! Forbes Travel Guide has just named Little Rock one of the top “Five Secret Foodie Cities” plus Bourbon and Boots has placed it #2 among the “Eight Most Overlooked Foodie Towns in the South.” Both are distinctions well earned.   


Kansas – The Sunflower State

Overland Park – Can you hear the pitter patter of little dinosaur feet? The highly anticipated Museum at Prairiefire opens in Overland Park, Kansas on May 1st! Adjoining a brand new entertainment, dining and shopping district, the Museum will feature rotating exhibits from the acclaimed American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The entire Prairiefire district will feature unique event spaces and group teambuilding activities alongside first-to-market restaurants and specialty shops.


Iowa – The Hawkeye State

Des Moines – has a new initiative called Catch Des Moines Culture. This project has been created to showcase to locals and visitors the arts and culture scene that Des Moines offers.  If you are interested in getting the e-newsletter, please go to catchdesmoines.com/newsletter-signup


Missouri – The Show Me State

Kansas City – Get ready for basketball fever. Tournaments include the MIAA Men's and Women's Basketball Championships and the 77th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National


Branson - this spring Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center will unveil renovations to revitalized breakout rooms and Naples boardroom to meet the growing demands of technology-savvy executives.  Elegant but ergonomic executive chairs and new window coverings and accent lighting will highlight the boardroom and other breakout rooms. Naples boardroom will feature new audio visual equipment.  Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center is a luxury resort overlooking the Table Rock Lake.

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