John Groh Awarded 2016 Certified Destination Management Executive Designation

  • John Groh Awarded 2016 Certified Destination Management Executive Designation

     
    POSTED September 11, 2016
     

On Aug. 3 2016, the Certified Destination Management Executive designation was awarded to John Groh, the president of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau in Illinois. Groh received his CDME recognition at the Destination Marketing Association International 2016 Annual Convention in Minneapolis. As well, Groh was elected to the Destination & Travel Foundation Board of Directors Executive Committee for one year. This committee pushes industry leaders and experts, in their respective fields, to find new strategies in the wake of a growing business environment.

The CDME designation is an executive program that focuses on educating its members. The focus of the CDME program is to assist senior destination marketing and management organization executive and managers in a changing and competitive industry and help DMO leaders become more effective leaders. In addition, the program refines and ensures continued learning for all members.  

Rock River Development Partnership, a nonprofit organization with a vision for bringing people and businesses together, recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 20 to mark the opening of the new and improved Rockford City Market.

 

Throughout the month of October, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel will extend its Dive-In Movie Series to include a selection of kid-friendly “spooky” films in the spirit of Halloween.

Each Saturday night now through Oct. 26, guests can gather inside the historic pool to enjoy fresh popcorn and movies while relaxing in a complimentary floaty.

 

In celebration of the opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again” exhibit on Oct. 20, The Albert restaurant will offer a special “POPart” inspired cocktail. Priced at 14$, the unique combination of pink and purple hues made with vodka, rose, tea and wild raspberry will surely spark the perfect photo-op.