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Doug Bennett was recently hired as the senior vice president, content development for the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Excitingly, the research shows the idea of a center with 125,000 square feet of space, including an exhibit hall, banquet hall and meeting rooms, is highly supported. The study also found that those in favor believed the facility would have a positive effect on the economic development of the county.
AnimeNEXT—the largest independently organization Japanese anime convention in the New York and New Jersey—just signed a five-year contract to host the event at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Studio Movie Grill—the in-theater dining organization with locations across the country—has expanded its roots to Philadelphia.
Three new locations also are slated to open in Simi Valley, Calif., Dallas and Houston. The company was founded in 2000, and by year’s end they will have 24 locations across 10 states.
This month, the new vice president of operations for the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau will step up to her role.
Sue Kunisky, who has worked for the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts for 28 years and most recently worked as the revenue marketing manager for Hersheypark and Hersheypark Camping Resort, was hired in May.