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...

Mattson headed to Visit St. Paul

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MattsonFormer Visit Duluth leader Terry Mattson has been named president and CEO of Visit St. Paul, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is reporting. Read more.

Bong Veterans Center calendar on sale

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Calendar cover. Submitted The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, in partnership with Kernz & Kompany, for the third year in a row has produced a unique calendar and most Twin Ports residents will instantly recognize the individuals who make up the respective months in the calendar. The calendar titled Celebrating Their Service pays homage to local historical photos that were taken during...

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...

Tall Ships Duluth 2013 activities begin today with Grand Parade of Sail

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The countdown is on for the greatest spectacle on Lake Superior. Tall Ships Duluth 2013 kicks off with a Grand Parade of Sail at approximately 2 p.m. today underneath Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and into Canal Park. It’s a rare chance to see the grandest ships of yore as the sights and sounds of history come alive throughout Duluth’s waterfront. Starting at noon today, tickets will be available...

Local Pulse: Tall Ships Duluth 2013

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Tall ships will pass beneath the historic Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge during a parade of ships at 2 p.m. Thursday. Howie / HowieBlog.com A local pulse, from regional movers-and-shakers, on Tall Ships Duluth 2013, a major Duluth summer festival which begins Thursday along the beautiful waterfront: Don NessDuluth Mayor Don Ness: “Tall Ships is a great showcase for many of the unique attributes Duluth...

Howie: Duluth 4th Fest an amazing event

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The City of Duluth 2013 fireworks display, Minnesota’s largest and easily the most spectacular, was held Thursday night at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Kim Randolph. For the HowieBlog.com A big hats off to Visit Duluth (Terry Mattson, staff), the DECC (Dan Russell, Jeff Stark, others) and the City of Duluth (Don Ness, David Montgomery, Duluth City Councilors, others) for yet another amazing...

Visit Duluth announces annual volunteer award winner

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Kimberly and Ken Aparicio. SubmittedAt its annual membership meeting on May 7, Visit Duluth recognized the recipient of its annual “Monnie and Erwin Goldfine Volunteer of the Year” award. This year’s award was presented to Ken Aparicio, owner of the Cotton Mansion Bed & Breakfast for his extraordinary volunteer efforts. Ken is a former Visit Duluth board member serving 10 years from 2003...

Schooner Halie and Matthew adds more sails to Tall Ships® Duluth 2013

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Thanks to the addition of Schooner Halie and Matthew, Visit Duluth is adding more opportunities for tall ship fans to sail. More day sail tickets go on sale Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. CDT. Another 1,200 day sail tickets are being offered for the weekend of July 26, 27 and 28 as Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 practically doubles its day sail capacity which temporarily sold out within one day of offering...

Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 tickets on sale Monday

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Tickets for Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. The major Duluth event will be held July 25-July 29 along Duluth’s beautiful waterfront. Purchase tickets online by going to visitduluth.com or calling 877-4FLY-TIX (435-9849). In 2013, guests will have a chance to see a number of ships that have not visited Duluth previously, including the SS Sorlandet from...

Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 tickets on sale starting Monday

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Visit Duluth announced today that ticket sales for Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. Join us on the shores of the world’s greatest lake for Tall Ships® Duluth 2013. It’s a rare chance to catch a glimpse; step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore, July 25-July 29, 2013. Purchase tickets online by going to www.visitduluth.com or...

Mattson receives destination marketing award

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Terry MattsonEach year at its annual conference, Explore Minnesota Tourism recognizes the outstanding work done by individuals, businesses and destinations throughout Minnesota. On Tuesday, Terry Mattson, President & CEO of Visit Duluth, was named Minnesota’s “Outstanding Individual in Tourism.” The prestigious honor was bestowed in appreciation and recognition of outstanding service and...