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Media Memo: UW-Eau Claire, Visit Eau Claire to announce partnership to boost tourism

May 15, 2013

TO: News Editors and Directors

FROM: Julie Poquette, News Bureau Director

DATE: May 15, 2013

SUBJECT: UW-Eau Claire, Visit Eau Claire to announce partnership to boost tourism

On Friday, May 17, Visit Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will announce a new strategic partnership focused on expanding and enhancing local tourism.

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The announcement will be made at 8:15 a.m. in the Ojibwe Ballroom of UW-Eau Claire's Davies Student Center during the Wisconsin Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Leadership Breakfast. The media is welcome to cover the announcement and the breakfast discussion to follow.

The breakfast event will be attended by Eau Claire city and county elected officials, state legislators from the area, UW-Eau Claire representatives, and Convention and Visitors Bureau executive directors from throughout Wisconsin. The program will provide an opportunity for elected officials to learn about WACVB and its legislative priorities, while also allowing area leaders to voice their thoughts on tourism in the Eau Claire area.

UW-Eau Claire Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet and Visit Eau Claire Executive Director Linda John will be available to discuss the UW-Eau Claire-Visit Eau Claire partnership following the announcement.

Questions regarding media coverage of the UW-Eau Claire-Visit Eau Claire announcement may be directed to Julie Poquette, director, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, at 715-836-3985 or poquetjm@uwec.edu.

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