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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information, contact:
    Sara Brish, 715-344-2556, sara@stevenspointarea.com

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    STEVENS POINT, Wis.  (June 11, 2020) – The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) has announced plans to move its Visitor Center and administrative offices later this year. The move is possible due to an agreement with Sentry, giving the SPACVB the opportunity to create a space to better address the needs of the local travel industry and its visitors for decades to come.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information, contact:
    Melissa Sabel, 715/344-2556, melissa@stevenspointarea.com

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (May 4, 2020) – Visitors spent $137.5 million in Portage County in 2019, according to figures released today by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. These dollars, brought to the region by travelers, highlight the importance of the tourism economy and its role in supporting local business.

    “This year, more than ever, the importance of tourism to the local economy is on display,” said Sara Brish, executive director of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We know the importance that visitors traveling to the region have – and even more so, the impact they have to directly support the numerous businesses across the area.”

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information, contact:
    Melissa Sabel, 715/344-2556, melissa@stevenspointarea.com

    STEVENS POINT, Wis.  (January 3, 2020) -- The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) has named new board members and officers for 2020. Sherry Noska of Cobblestone Hotel & Wissota Chophouse has been named Chair; Greg Diekroeger of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been named Vice-Chair; Carie Winn of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been named Treasurer; and Kathy Ostrowski of Team Schierl Companies, has been named Secretary.

    Summer occupancy rates up nearly 6 percent; marketing efforts targeted conventions and recreational travel

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (November 15, 2016) —The Stevens Point Area experienced a strong increase in overnight travel this summer. According to new figures from Smith Travel Research, lodging occupancy from Memorial Day-Labor Day went up by 5.7% when compared to the previous year. The increase came as the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) made a strong marketing push to draw conventions and encourage additional leisure travel, focusing on outdoor recreation and the arts.

    “We’re encouraged by the growth in occupancy numbers locally,” said Sara Brish, executive director of the SPACVB. “We work hard to promote our area’s rich assets and it’s good to see travelers are getting the message and booking travel to the Stevens Point Area.”

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