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  • Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New Executive Director

     
    POSTED May 10, 2017
     

Mary Zucchero is now Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new executive director. Replacing Barb Barden, who retires after two decades of service, Zucchero will oversee the county's marketing operations and mission to promote the area's restaurants, shops and destinations to visitors beginning May 22.

"We are very pleased to have Mary Zucchero at the helm of the CVB,” says Board Chair Kristy Ellis. “Mary is a highly credentialed individual that brings with her years of industry experience and expertise. She is one of only three executives in Michigan that has achieved the designation of a Certified Destination Marketing Executive."

Zucchero’s previous positions were director of business engagement at the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and vice president of sales and director of sales and marketing for the Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. She earned a hospitality and tourism management degree from Grand Valley State University.

Smart. Artsy. Alive. The hallmarks of college towns—thriving downtowns, enviable cultural scenes, and the energy that comes with intellectual curiosity—make for some pretty livable places. Add mountain majesty to the mix and you’ve got some compelling destinations for meetings and events. The following trio of Western college towns fi ts the bill exactly along with several other communities worthy of consideration.

Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Autograph Collection Hotels announced The Blackstone will join the brand's portfolio of more than 100 independent hotels across the globe on June 7.

 

Graves Hospitality has proposed plans for a future development on the current site that will necessitate the immediate closing of Bradstreet Craftshouse in Minneapolis.

The restuarant opened in 2009 in the downtown Minneapolis Graves 601 Hotel. In 2014, Graves Hospitality sold the hotel and the Bradstreet concept was moved to the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis. It opened again in 2015. In approximately 14 months, Bradstreet will open within the InterContinental Hotel, which will be directly connected by skyway to Terminal One of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.