Joe Ward Headshot(Rochester, Minn.) October 24, 2023 – Experience Rochester President Joe Ward has been elected to the Minnesota Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (MACVB) Board of Directors.


The Experience Rochester Board of Directors has endorsed the renewal of Rochester’s half-percent local sales tax, a critical funding tool for projects that will not only enhance the quality of life

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(Rochester, Minn.) September 11, 2023 – Explore Minnesota, the state’s official tourism booster, has selected Rochester, Minnesota as the host city for the state tourism conference. The conference

Experience Rochester, Rochester Art Center, Rochester Civic Theatre and Rochester Downtown Alliance are pleased to announce a new, free event on three Thursday evenings in downtown Rochester. Alive

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Growing Destinations Podcast logo(Rochester, Minn.) June 9, 2023 – Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Rochester Mayor Kim Norton recently joined Growing Destinations podcast host Bill Von Bank for a timely

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Experience Rochester presents Rochester Craft Beer Week May 15-21, 2023

Weeklong celebration of Rochester breweries features special deals, events and beer releases

(Rochester, Minn.) May 3, 2023 –

Experience Rochester will host its annual meeting Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Mayo Civic Center. The theme is “Harnessing the Power of Tourism.”

The program’s featured

Weeklong celebration of Rochester restaurants features special menus

(Rochester, Minn.) January 4, 2023 – Experience Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce Rochester

Angie Richards(Rochester, Minn.) August 22, 2022 – Experience Rochester has announced the appointment of Angie Richards to the position of Vice President of Sales. She previously held the position of Area Director

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The Board of Directors of the newly formed Mayo Civic Center and Convention and Visitors Bureau Corporation (“Corporation”) has recommended SMG for the award of the contract to provide venue