Wisconsin

Great Wolf Resorts to Expand Into Illinois

Great Wolf Resorts, the Madison-based indoor waterpark company, has  purchased KeyLime Cove, an indoor waterpark resort located in Gurnee, south of the Wisconsin border.

KeyLime Cove will be Great Wolf's 17th location; it closed in late April and will open under its new identity in mid-2018, spokesman Jason Lasecki said.

Terms of the deal have not  been released.

A February report in the suburban Chicago newspaper Daily Herald said the Gurnee Village Board trustees approved financial incentives of up to $18 million for the project.

Meet Connie Kopecky

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Connie Kopecky was recently hired as the sales account executive for Visit Milwaukee in Wisconsin.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as sales account executive for Visit Milwaukee?

AAA Unveils Hotel and Restaurant Inspection Results

AAA wrapped up their undercover inspections of hotels and restaurants through North America. They then rated them on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, they have just announced the highest-rated properties.

Greater Madison CVB Donates Record Number of Warm Clothing

The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating immense success with their Big Bundle Up warm clothing drive.

With Middleton Tourism Commission, GMCVB was able to bring in 580 pieces of warm clothing to give to those in need—an 86 percent increase from last year’s donation of 269 items of clothing.

All donations were made to the Madison YWCA, which shelters 150 women, children and families every night.

Motorcycle Raffle Drives Success for PCMA Foundation Convention

There are few things more exciting for a motorcycle enthusiast than winning a new Harley-Davidson, especially when Bill Davidson—former senior vice president and chief styling officer of the infamous motorcycle compny— is the one handing over the keys. Such was the case for one lucky raffle winner at the annual convention of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) in Austin.

The First Tru by Hilton Set For Madison

Hilton Worldwide and North Central Group have partnered in a developmental deal to build Tru by Hilton brand hotel in Madison, Wisc. The 106-room, four-story hotel will be located next to two hotels managed by NCG.

“Today’s announcement marks an exciting chapter in the Tru by Hilton brand, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it,” says Jeff Lenz, president and chief development officer, NCG. “We’re eager to get started on bringing this innovative concept to life and new Hilton brand to the west side of Madison.”

VISIT Milwaukee Awarded MarCom Award

The 2016 MarCom Awards, a creative competition that recognizes marketing and communication achievements, have given four different awards to VISIT Milwaukee for their outstanding work.

The awards include the Platinum Award for their Meet Milwaukee Video, the Gold Award for their 2016 Official Visitors Guide, The Gold Award for their DearMKE Instagram Site, and an Honorable Mention for their International Brochures.

Meet Frost Williams

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Frost Williams was recently hired as the senior sales manager at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as senior sales manager at the Hilton Anaheim?

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