Nevada’s Convention Industry: Combining Business & Pleasure

Convention planners choose venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space.

Convention and meeting planners choose locations and venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from and how, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space and hotel rooms – and arrange for coffee. Coffee is important. Conventions thrive on coffee, served during events, before and after meetings and at meals, which also figure into the… [More…]

Elko’s Annual Boost: National Poetry Gathering Promotes Economic Development

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As Nevada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday in 2014, Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is commemorating 30 years of presenting the artistic traditions of ranching and cowboy culture of the American West. Held the last week of January each year, the event brings thousands of visitors to Elko. From its inception, the gathering defied… [More…]

Tourism: Welcome Back

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Nevada’s travel and tourism industry employs one-third of the state’s population. From hospitality to gaming and from the “What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” campaign to Northern Nevada being America’s Adventure Place, the Silver State has been promoted as a world class destination. At the same time, “diversify” has become the State’s battle cry… [More…]