WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3, 2020
NEW!  ASSOCIATE
 PLANNING GUIDE 
Introducing the 2020 Associate Planning Guide! 
We are pleased to offer a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities for WH&LA Associate Members. 
2020 TARGETED MARKETING GUIDE
Now Available: 2020 Targeted Marketing Guide!
Discounted print, billboard & online advertising opportunities for Lodging & Chamber/CVB members. 


Insider Advertising Opportunities 

Associate vendors are invited to sponsor an upcoming issue of the Insider weekly member email. Purchase one spot or advertise for the entire month. Contact Brian for more information. 

 brian@wisconsinlodging.org 262-782-2851 x 15
 
WISCONSIN NEWS
Owned and Managed by Wisco Hotel Group, Fairfield by Marriott Opens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Hotel Online
The 108-room Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is set to open today with a new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 4117 South Taylor Drive, the Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Sheboygan will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by  Wisco Hotel Group  of Madison, Wisconsin.
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Eau Claire Commits Upwards Of $7M Toward Major Events Facility Partnership
Wisconsin Public Radio
The city of Eau Claire will spend upwards of $7 million toward a sports and events complex slated to break ground this summer. 
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Hotel/convention center agreement approved
Journal Times
A project three years in the making passed a key milestone on Tuesday when the City Council approved the development agreement between the City of Racine and Gatehouse Capital Corp. for a Downtown hotel and convention center tied to Festival Hall.
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Former Bayview Inn property eyed for new hotel development in Minocqua
ABC 12
The site of a former Minocqua inn could see new development as early as this spring. Land surveyor, Jim Rein, will seek a conditional use permit from Oneida County for the creation of a new hotel on the foundation of the Bay View Inn and Mom's Laundromat.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period: Public Swimming Pools & Water Attractions
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announces that, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 227.16 (1), it will hold a series of preliminary public hearings and receive written comments on a scope statement relating to possible revision of Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 76, regarding Safety, Maintenance, and Operation of Public Pools and Water Attractions. 
Hearing testimony or comments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis after the opening statements are read into the record.

Hearing Dates and Locations:
  • Friday, February 14 (10 am - Noon) : DATCP 
  • Monday, February 17 (11 am - 2 pm): Wausau Entrepreneurial and Education Center 
Following the public hearings, the hearing record will remain open until February 24, 2020, for additional public comments. Comments may be sent to DATCP at the address below, or to caitlin.jeidy@wisconsin.gov . A copy of the scope statement for the proposed rule is available at   https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents/ATCP76ScopeStatement.pdf.
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NATIONAL NEWS
Hotel Industry, Gov. Pritzker, Attorney General Raoul & Mayor Lightfoot Address Human Trafficking Prevention Ahead of NBA All-star Game
Hotel News Resource
Building on a wave of events throughout National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the hotel industry is continuing the fight to end human trafficking in Chicago by joining forces with Governor J. B. Pritzker, Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who today are convening lawmakers, local partners, law enforcement and leading experts ahead of the NBA Basketball All-Star game. 
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AH&LA reacts to President Trump's State of the Union address
Hotel Management
The American Hotel & Lodging Association released a statement on Feb. 4 following President Trump's State of the Union address.
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Brand USA Influences Travel Through the Power of Storytelling
Lodging Magazine
Brand USA celebrated a big victory just before the holidays last year. Congress passed a seven-year extension of funding for the U.S. destination marketing organization, representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
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WH&LA NEWS
Fall Board and Committee Meeting Date Change
WH&LA 
The 2020 Fall Board and Committee Meetings will now be held on September 22 - 23 at the Pointe Hotel & Suites in Minocqua. The date has changed due to a conflict with the AHLA Legislative Action Day in DC.
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Save the Date: Women in Lodging & HSMAI - Wisconsin Luncheon
WH&LA
The Wisconsin Women in Lodging and HSMAI - Wisconsin will be holding a joint lunch and learn event on Monday, April 20 at the Edgewater in Madison. More information and registration materials will be sent to all WWIL members. 
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2020 WH&LA Advertising Guides are now available 
WH&LA
WH&LA is offering a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities exclusively for members. The 2020 Targeted Marketing Guide provides digital billboard and print advertising opportunities for lodging and Chamber/CVB members. The 2020 Associate Planning Guide outlines sponsorship opportunities for vendors and details the SMP program.