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Visit Phoenix spearheads sales blitz in Washington

A delegation from Phoenix was in Washington D.C. last week with a singular mission: To book more conventions into the Phoenix Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Sales professionals from Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center and nine of the city’s largest hotels and resorts spent three days meeting with national associations and nonprofit groups—hundreds… Read More →

Increasing tourism shows importance of Arizona’s brand

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The latest data on Arizona’s tourism industry says that business is on the upswing, which is good news for a state looking to put the Great Recession in its rearview mirror. According to the Arizona Office of Tourism, the number of people visiting Arizona has surged back to pre-recession levels, providing a much needed injection… Read More →

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board


The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX. The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize… Read More →

Gap is Narrowing on Immigration Reform

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

Various Arizona Chamber and business leaders have made numerous visits to Washington, D.C. over the years to push for reform of our nation’s badly broken immigration system. As a border state, we understand this issue well. For years, the business community in Arizona has been pressing Congress and the Administration for a secure border, workable… Read More →

Convention Center welcomes millionth delegate

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, second from left, joined city leaders March 14 at the American Animal Hospital Association’s annual conference to celebrate the millionth delegate to visit the Phoenix Convention Center since its $650 million expansion in January 2009. The millionth delegate, veterinarian Monique Weldon of Aurora, Colo., accepted a donation in her honor to the Rescue Operation for the Animals of the Reservation (ROAR). Pictured from left are Phoenix Convention Center Director Debbie Cotton, Mayor Stanton, AHAA President Mark Russak, ROAR spokeswoman Helen Oliff, Greater Phoenix CVB President Steve Moore, Weldon, and Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos.
by in Business News | Featured

A huge milestone at the Phoenix Convention Center arrived last week in the form of a petite veterinarian from Colorado. Dr. Monique Weldon, owner of Loving Family Animal Hospital in Aurora, Colo., was the one millionth delegate to visit the Phoenix Convention Center since it emerged four years ago from a $600 million expansion. Weldon,… Read More →

Sporting events pump billions into Arizona economy

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by in Featured | Sports

If you build it, they will come. We did. And they have. Over the last decade, the Valley has added Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, built new spring training facilities, upgraded old ones and visiting sports fans have responded by pumping billions of dollars annually into the economy. And when the Super Bowl returns… Read More →

Tourism groups’ merger gives industry more strength and unity

by in Economy | Featured

Call it strength in numbers, or strength in unity. “With the challenges that the tourism industry has faced over the past several years, our industry has had to come together to better vocalize the importance of tourism to Arizona’s economy,” says Debbie Johnson, a longtime advocate of Arizona tourism. “In doing so, it became evidently… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

Phoenix Convention Center Cracks National Top 10 List

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It is perhaps fitting that a convention center inspired by one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World has been selected by a national business magazine as one of the seven best convention centers in the United States. The Phoenix Convention Center comes in at No. 7 on a list of the “Top Ten… Read More →

Steve Moore To Serve On The U.S Travel Association

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Phoenix’s very own Steve Moore, the CEO and president of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been asked to serve on the U.S. Travel Association’s 2012 Executive Committee. Moore has also been appointed and asked to serve on the board of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), where he will represent the… Read More →

Q&A Steve Moore, President & CEO of Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Steve Moore President and CEO Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau What is the outlook of tourism in Arizona and the Valley as you see it? Tourism is a $17 billion industry here, and it is strong enough to have absorbed some body blows over the past couple of years. The recession hurt. The “AIG… Read More →