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Omaha's Most Eligible Bachelor turns 10

Friday, September 28, 2018 8:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

OMAHA, NE., September 28, 2018 – Salma Hayek, Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and Bob T. Bridge, (aka Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge) are all bing names celebrating birthdays this month. On Friday, September 2018, 2018, Bob is celebrating a milestone birthday by turning 10 years old – not sure how that equates to human years.

"I don't feel a day over nine," says Bob, "It's easy to stay young when all you do is hang around all day by

Celebrate the 10 Tastiest Days of the Year

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:00 PM by Tracie McPherson

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Dine Out to Help Others during Omaha Restaurant Week

OMAHA, NE., September 12, 2018 – Get ready to eat out for a good cause. Omaha Restaurant Week starts this Friday, September 14th and runs through the 23rd. Every time you have dinner at a participating restaurant and order from the Omaha Restaurant Week menu, you will be supporting the Food Bank for the Heartland.

“This is Visit Omaha’s second year organizing Restaurant Week. Our

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Omaha's Old Market Experience is a Big Hit in Chicago

OMAHA, NE., August 29, 2018 – Visit Omaha proves that the Old Market can attract a crowd – even in Chicago. The city's official tourism authority took a re-creation of the Old Market Entertainment District to one of the largest tradeshows in the tourism industry and received top honors.

“Winning an award on the tradeshow floor amplifies our city's messaging in front of convention

Visit Omaha Announces New Staff

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Visit Omaha Announces New Staff

OMAHA, NE., August 15, 2018 – Visit Omaha is pleased to announce the hiring of three new staff members. Jessica Weishahn is the new Tourism Sales Manager, Lindsey Holmes was recently named as the new National Sales representative, and Melanie Hegwood has joined the Visit Omaha Team as the new Convention Services and Housing Manager. Anabella Coenan has been promoted to Sales and Marketing Coordinator.

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

$290 Million Transformation

OMAHA, NE., June 14, 2018 – “World class,” “game-changer” and “transformational” are the words used when describing Omaha’s new plan to invest $290 million in its downtown convention district along the city’s riverfront. The new development will connect the convention district, downtown Omaha and the riverfront.

“The plan to transform Omaha’s riverfront provides an open canvas for meeting organizers to

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Local Employees Grab the Spotlight During National Tourism Week

OMAHA, NE., May 10, 2018 – More than 18,000 employees work in the tourism industry in the Omaha metropolitan area. This week the best of the best were honored for their outstanding contribution to the industry during the Second Annual Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards celebration.

"A total of 68 employees and volunteers from local attractions, hotels,

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Local Employees Grab the Spotlight During National Tourism Week

OMAHA, NE., May 8, 2018 – From small business owners and hotel staff to retail clerks and restaurant workers, tourism means local jobs - 17,280 local jobs to be exact. As we celebrate National Tourism Week May 6-12, Visit Omaha will begin a new campaign focused on highlighting and celebrating Omaha's 8th largest private sector employer – tourism.

"Visitor spending

Visit Omaha's Super Bowl LII Contest

Friday, February 2, 2018 9:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Visit Omaha's Super Bowl LII Contest

52 Weekends – 52nd Super Bowl – 52 Points

OMAHA, NE., February 2, 2018 – The magic number is 52. If the total combined score of Super Bowl LII equals 52 points, one lucky winner will receive a weekend getaway package from Visit Omaha. Fifty-two other winners who enter will win a Visit Omaha t-shirt regardless of the score.

If you think it’s a long shot, consider this: Bleacher Report, a popular

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Religious Conference Brings Millions of Dollars to Omaha

OMAHA, NE., January 30, 2018 – Omaha is set to host Emerge, a conference for religious meeting planners and exhibitors from across the country. The Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) will be in Omaha January 30 through February 1, 2018. The economic impact of the three-day event for Omaha is just over $2 million. This event is the largest conference for

Omaha Adds Nonstop Service to Canada

Friday, December 8, 2017 11:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

New Daily Flight Puts Omaha on the International Map

OMAHA, NE. December 8, 2017 – The number of direct flights to Omaha keeps growing, this time expanding beyond the border. Air Canada announced it will begin offering non-stop service between Omaha and Toronto, Canada beginning May 1, 2018.

"The fact that an international carrier believes Omaha is a valuable connection point for passengers is a testament to how much our city has

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