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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Christ Thomas King. more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

New Orleans CVB Bolsters Sales Team in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
New Orleans CVB
Jennifer Day or Jenn Lotz
504-566-5019
jday@neworleanscvb.com/ jlotz@neworleanscvb.com

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Bolsters Sales Team in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions
Additional representation in Washington, D.C. and Chicago offers added value for convention clients

NEW ORLEANS – July 27, 2010 – The New Orleans CVB is pleased to announce the appointments of Shanon Villeneuve and Bonnie Newlin to its regional sales offices in Chicago and Washington DC. Villeneuve will work with clients based in the Midwest region, while Newlin will handle the Mid-Atlantic area.

With approximately 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Shanon Villeneuve began her career with Hyatt Hotels in the San Francisco/Bay Area. After 11 years with Hyatt Hotels, and serving as associate director of sales, Villeneuve worked with the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, Omni Hotels National Sales and most recently with the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. Villeneuve is an active member of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) as well as Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She can be contacted at svilleneuve@neworleanscvb.com.

Bonnie Newlin began her career in the hospitality industry five-and-a-half years ago working for the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in the convention services department, and then as a national sales manager before being promoted as the senior national sales manager, handling city-wide meetings. She then opened the regional office in Washington, D.C. for the ACVB. Newlin is an active member of PCMA, MPI, CVB Representatives and Association of Meeting Professionals. She can be contacted at bnewlin@neworleanscvb.com.

“The New Orleans CVB has an opportunity to build even stronger relationships with our convention clients in these regions as Shanon will be working with Peggy Hagaman in Chicago and Bonnie will be partnering with Helen Mesfin in Washington, D.C.,” said Nikki Nicholson, vice president of convention sales for the New Orleans CVB. “This is an important client benefit to corporations and associations, offering an effective partnership and added value to groups of all sizes and ultimately positioning the New Orleans CVB to have one of the strongest regional sales teams in the country.”

The New Orleans CVB is the driving catalyst for New Orleans’ largest industry – tourism – strategically leading national and international marketing, public relations and visitor services efforts that attract millions of visitors, events, conventions and festivals. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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