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Meet Matt Laible

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Matt Laible was recently hired as the communications and PR manager for Meet Minneapolis

Atlantic City Books Another Major Event

Atlantic City, N.J., has officially booked yet another major event to take place in the area.

Meetings Quest, the oldest series of education and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners will be held in 2017.

Atlantic City Announces Great Numbers

Atlantic City has announced a stellar quarter and representatives believe this will welcome even more business in the coming months.

“The key indicators show that the current operators continue to improve,” says Matthew Levinson, chairman, New Jersey Casino Control Commission. “Gaming revenue is up, total revenue is up, net revenue is up, gross operating profits are up, hotel occupancy rate is up and the average room rate is up. ”

Pittsburgh Marathon Rounds Up All 50 States

The Pittsburgh Marathon accomplished an exciting goal this week.

This year, for the first time ever, the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 3 will have runners from every state. Since 2011, North Dakota has been the only state to not have a participant, but things will be different this year. VisitPittsburgh launched a social media campaign that encouraged North Dakota runners to enter to win a sponsored trip to the race.

New Communications VP for VisitPITTSBURGH

VisitPITTSBURGH has announced the hiring of Tom Loftus as vice president of communications.

In his new role, Lofts will be in charge of managing and executing all internal and external communications programs, while also incorporating multimedia and digital communication tools that support and enhance the organization’s goals and mission.

Visit Philly Ranked High on Social Media List

Visit Philadelphia has been ranked third on a U.S. city list of social media engagement based on a study done by independent social media agency Sparkloft Media.

Cities that topped the organization were Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Results were based off of liking, sharing and commenting on posts. Visit Philadelphia was also ranked fifth in numbers of fans and followers.

While Visit Philadelphia ranked third, it did beat out its direct-market competitors—New York, Washington D.C., Boston and Baltimore—on Facebook and Instagram.

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