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KANSAS CITY CVA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF CEO

KANSAS CITY CVA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF CEO

June 14, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) announced today that Rick Hughes will step down as president and CEO on June 30, 2013. Hughes joined the KCCVA in February 2003 and is the longest-serving president in the...
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MEMBERS OF LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY HONORED

MEMBERS OF LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY HONORED

May 03, 2013
Kansas City, Mo. - Mayor Sly James welcomed nearly 600 people from the tourism and hospitality industry on Thursday, May 2, at the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association's (KCCVA) Annual Meeting, held at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand...
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KCCVA REINVIGORATES GROUP TOUR EFFORTS

KCCVA REINVIGORATES GROUP TOUR EFFORTS

April 29, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Kansas City Group Tour Association (KCGTA). As the official group travel representative for the destination, KCGTA will recruit...
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FOUR LARGE CONVENTIONS CHOOSE KC FOR FUTURE YEARS

FOUR LARGE CONVENTIONS CHOOSE KC FOR FUTURE YEARS

April 17, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) announces four major convention bookings for future years. These groups represent civic, corporate, ecclesiastical and academic associations and will put a combined total of more...
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STEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF 7 KANSAS CITY MOVIES

STEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF 7 KANSAS CITY MOVIES

April 05, 2013
Kansas City, Mo.-Whether based on actual events or pure make believe, several feature films have focused on Kansas City and the lives of people who have lived here. And much to the delight of moviegoers, there's plenty to see after the credits roll. Go...
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JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH JAMS IN KC

JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH JAMS IN KC

April 01, 2013
Designated by the United States Conference of Mayors and for the first time ever in 2013, April is International Jazz Appreciation Month. To honor Kansas City's most treasured tradition, several attractions and jazz establishments offer exhibits and...
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GOIN' TO KANSAS CITY FOR BIG 12 HOOPS?

GOIN' TO KANSAS CITY FOR BIG 12 HOOPS?

March 04, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship returns to Kansas City for an unprecedented 12th time, March 13-16. Having hosted the hoops championship more than any other city, KC is no stranger to entertaining Big 12 fans. Before...
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12 DAYS OF BASKETBALL BOUNCE INTO KC THIS MARCH

12 DAYS OF BASKETBALL BOUNCE INTO KC THIS MARCH

February 27, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City’s love affair with college basketball couldn’t be more obvious than during the month of March, as the city prepares to host postseason play for four organizations:  the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association...
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KCCVA COLLECTS TWO NATIONAL HONORS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

KCCVA COLLECTS TWO NATIONAL HONORS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

February 18, 2013
The Academy Awards may still be a week away, but here in Kansas City, the KCCVA has collected two shiny statues of its own. For social media efforts surrounding the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, the KCCVA was recently honored in two national award...
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KC OBSERVES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

KC OBSERVES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 05, 2013
February is designated as National Black History Month. Several area attractions pay tribute to the contributions of African Americans this month and all year long. Below is list of special celebrations for the month and on-going exhibits that...
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