Take a well-deserved bow, Sean Flaherty

Visit Duluth President @ CEO Anna Tanski and Visit Duluth Board Chairman Gerry Goldfine presented the award to Sean Flaherty. Howie / HowieBlog.com
Visit Duluth President/CEO Anna Tanski and Board Chairman Gerry Goldfarb presented the award to Sean Flaherty. Howie / HowieBlog.com Visit Duluth presented the 2015 Manley & Edwine Goldfine Volunteer of the Year to Sean Flaherty of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery at a noon luncheon today at Greysolon Ballroom.

Tanski new Visit Duluth President & CEO

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TanskiWhen Visit Duluth’s new leader starts her job on February 20, she’ll have had a 23-year head start in selling Duluth around the world as a convention and tourism destination. So it will be a smooth transition when Anna Tanski moves from the Visit Duluth Director of Sales position she’s held since 2005 to become its President and CEO. Tanski, 45, succeeds Terry Mattson, who left Visit Duluth...

Scott Keenan, Tom Huntley in the news

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Scott Keenan, former Grandma’s Marathon executive director, has been named interim president & CEO at Visit Duluth. The application process for the permanent position is now open. Goldfarb“Scott has over thirty years experience leading this world-class event, running a nonprofit, and managing staff and stakeholders,” said Gerry Goldfarb, Visit Duluth board chair. “In addition,...

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown adds electric car charging stations for public use

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Holiday Inn & Suite’s Duluth Downtown’s new electronic car charging station. Submitted Duluth’s largest full-service hotel is now also Duluth’s electric car service hotel. The Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown today began operating two electric car charging stations in its Holiday Center parking ramp at 200 West First Street, for use by hotel guests and the general public. The...

Mattson leaving Visit Duluth after 28 years

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Terry MattsonThe face of Duluth’s booming tourism industry for nearly a quarter of a century is moving on. Visit Duluth President & CEO Terry Mattson, who earlier this year was named Minnesota’s “Outstanding Individual in Tourism,” is leaving in early December after completion of the 23rd annual AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross at Spirit Mountain, Visit Duluth Board Chair Gerry Goldfarb...

Howie: On location at Holiday Inn & Suites

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Editor’s Note — Howie is blogging today from the beautiful Holiday Inn & Suites in Downtown Duluth. He’s adding content throughout the morning, as he roams around Duluth’s largest convention center hotel and the Holiday Center — poundin’ away on his well-worn laptop and snapping photos on his trusted iPhone 4s. Enjoy. Good morning from the Holiday Inn & Suites. Gerry GoldfarbSurprise,...