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U.S. Hotel Occupancy Slightly Increases Beginning of September

September 15, 2021

Lifted by Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Ida evacuations and the return of college football, U.S. hotel performance increased slightly from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through 4 September. 29 August through 4 September 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 61.3% (+0.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$132.94 (+9.4%) Revenue per […]

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Dueling Piano Gala for Youth Suicide Prevention Taking Place in February 2022

September 14, 2021

On Saturday, February 12, 2022, the A.R.C. Angels Foundation and Liam Michael Foundation are joining forces to support youth suicide prevention.  The foundations’ joint Dueling Pianos Gala will take place at the Marriott St. Louis West, which will include a cocktail hour at 6:00PM and dinner at 7:00PM. Tickets for this event are $125 for […]

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Clayco Proposes New St. Louis Convention Center

September 13, 2021

Plans for a new St. Louis convention center were recently unveiled.  Proposed by Clayco CEO Bob Clark, this project was first pitched two and a half years ago but is now going public as a result of federal infrastructure money and a potential settlement for the Ram’s departure from St. Louis. Clark proposes that St. […]

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Changes Made to 15th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest

September 10, 2021

The 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is only days away and there have been some changes this year.  This year’s event will be held on September 15th – 19th where thousands of motorcycles will arrive at Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy one of the largest Bike Rally’s in the Midwest. The event continues […]

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Is Enhancing Perfection Possible? – Anything Is Possible at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

September 3, 2021

By Astrid Zeppenfeld “The facility added a few enhancements in the past year.” Ever-so-nonchalantly and humbly, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis describes its recent major improvements and additions. As if adding the very first U.S. venture by famed restaurateur Mario Iaccarino – inspired by his family’s famous Mediterranean restaurant in Southern Italy, Don Alfonso 1890, which […]

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Revitalization: To Tax or Not to Tax?

September 3, 2021

Missouri’s Journey to Tax Recovery from COVID-19 By Kaitlyn Wallace It is no secret that the past year has been a tumultuous time for the tourism industry. Travel restrictions and COVID-related tourism hesitance famously cost the industry countless jobs, as well as millions of dollars in revenue. Though 2021 has so far seen a massive […]

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Augusta, Missouri: Capital of Missouri Wine Country

September 3, 2021

By Kaitlyn Wallace Missouri is gaining a hot new destination for unique and relaxing meetings and events. Augusta, Missouri has long been locally famous for its small-town charm and peaceful natural setting; between beautiful expanses of hiking trails and a mild climate, Augusta provides a gorgeous backdrop for unwinding and escaping from the fast-paced and […]

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Ransomware is Getting Bad… Why?

September 3, 2021

By Tony Zafiropoulos Why does it seem that ransomware attacks are getting worse? And who is attacking us anyway? In my book Too Late You’re Hacked: Defending Your Small Business’ Computers and Networks, I review this issue.  Here is an overall synopsis: “Nation-state funded groups, and criminal enterprises are the attackers now.”  The nation-states we […]

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“Tru(e)” Education in Independence

September 3, 2021

A Glimpse of the Newly-Renovated Truman Presidential Library By Bill Clevlen After a $29 million dollar renovation and a pandemic shutdown, the Truman Presidential Library has finally reopened its doors to the public for the first time since 2019. The library contains Truman’s presidential archives and a museum detailing his time in office through unique artifacts […]

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GBTA St. Louis Chapter Update – Fall 2021

September 3, 2021

By Mattie Yallaly, GBTA-St Louis Vice President Once again, GBTA-St. Louis knocked it out of the park! Or rather: Picnicked in the park. So often, when gatherings take place, families are not able to attend, although they are a big part of what makes this association so unique. This year, GBTA-St. Louis launched a “Pop-Up” […]

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