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Sporting events contribute $28.7M to Kalamazoo economy
Visitors traveling to Kalamazoo to participate in sporting events spent $28.7 million last year, as sports tourism locally returned to pre-pandemic levels.
Report: Sports tourism returns to pre-pandemic levels in Kalamazoo
The city of Kalamazoo generated $15.4 million in economic impact from more than 40 different local, regional and national sporting events held in 2021, according to a new report.
Leisure, sports travel fuel hotel occupancy uptick after pandemic decline
Hospitality executives see positive signs of leisure travel activity increasing across West Michigan, though corporate travel still lags pre-pandemic levels.
FROM INTERN TO OWNER: Colopy takes reins of amateur baseball teams in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek
After serving as a college intern for the Northwoods League, Brian Colopy now owns two franchises in the collegiate summer baseball league.
West Michigan hotel stays expected to pick up this summer as biz travel still lags
West Michigan tourism officials are reporting upward trends in travel and hotel stays as COVID-19 restrictions lift, and leaders are optimistic about the local tourism economy for the rest of the summer.
Economic development leadership changes could lend ‘fresh eyes’ to mission
West Michigan economic development organizations are in a transition period — much like the industry itself during the COVID-19 pandemic — as multiple agencies take on new leadership.
Kalamazoo tourism official discusses new role, preparing for post-COVID comeback
After ping-ponging around the globe in various professional roles, Jane Ghosh finally ended up back in Kalamazoo, where her new job involves promoting the city she calls home. In December, Ghosh was named the new president and CEO of Discover Kalamazoo, which promotes tourism to Kalamazoo County. With an economics degree from Harvard University, Ghosh has marketing experience with titans like Johnson & Johnson and Kellogg Company. She will apply that experience to help raise the profile of Kalamazoo in a time when dining, entertainment and many other forms of hospitality have slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discover Kalamazoo announces Jane Ghosh as new president and CEO
KALAMAZOO — Discover Kalamazoo has announced its new president and CEO on the heels of a transitional period for the organization.
‘No path back to normal:’ Hotel industry on edge as summer tourism boost wanes
Occupancy rates are slowly inching back up, but regional tourism leaders say it will take years for hotels to make up for lost profits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southwest Michigan First, Discover Kalamazoo resolve dispute over use of 269
A nearly year-long federal court case between two Kalamazoo-area economic development organizations over the use various iterations of “269” in publications and marketing materials has been dismissed.
WHO OWNS 269? Discover Kalamazoo sues Southwest Michigan First over magazine title
Two Southwest Michigan economic development organizations have taken to federal court to argue over who gets the right to use the term “269.”