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ICVA seeks extra $15M to market new center

The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association says it needs more sales and marketing firepower to fill an expanded convention
center and adjacent hotels. That means asking the city’s Capital Improvement Board—one of ICVA’s primary sources of funds—for
a budget increase of up to 50 percent at the worst possible time.

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Conference center plan for Hendricks County gets positive interest

A recent feasibility study came out in favor of creating a small conference center with an adjoining hotel near Interstate 70 and State Road 267, the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau said. The study found that planners nationwide have interest in a conference center there for two reasons: the new midfield terminal at Indianapolis […]

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States stake their tourism claims to Lincoln

With the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth approaching, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky all are fighting for
a share of the bicentennial limelight. Each has a valid claim to the 16th president: Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Ky.,
on April 12, 1809, moved to a southern
Indiana farm with his family at age 7, then moved to Illinois at 21.

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Carmel to get $30M Renaissance hotel

A prestigious, full-service hotel soon will complement Carmel’s booming office market along North Meridian Street. A Cincinnati
developer broke ground this month on a roughly $30 million Renaissance hotel with 263 rooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting
space.

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