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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

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    Tom Bennett, CTA

    Vice President of Sales & Services
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3544

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    Mary Manier, CTP, CTA

    Director of Sales
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3554

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    Heidi Schmitt, GMS, CTA

    Director of State Accounts
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3557

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    Nichole Steele, CTA

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    Leslie Hastings, CHSP, CASE

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    Kelsey Helstowski, CTA

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    Dave Nitkiewicz, CTA

    Specialty Markets Sales Manager
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    Nancy Ruppert, CTA

    Convention Development Manager
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3549

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    Marlene Bushouse, CTA

    Senior Sales Administrator
    (616) 258-7388

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    Andie Newcomer, CMP, GMS, CTA

    Director of Events
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3559

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    Jackie Stone, CTA

    Events Manager
    (616) 258-7388 ext. 3573

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    Maria Liddil, CTA

    Events Specialist
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3575

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    Convention & Visitor Services

    Tim Nelson, CMP, CTA

    Director of Convention Services
    (877) 847-4847 ext. 3556

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    Brandy McCallum-Martin, CTA

    Convention Services Manager
    (877) 847-4847 Ext. 3543

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