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Meet Lukus Kindlesparkler

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has?

Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com. Lukus Kindlesparkler was recently hired as General Manager at JW Marriott Nashville.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager?

Meet Stephanie Capellas

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Stephanie Capellas was recently hired as the vice president of public relations at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as vice president of public relations?

One Last Winter Fling: The Area’s Best Ski Resorts

Hello readers,

If we’re lucky, winter will be wrapping up soon. But there’s still time to get in one last seasonal excursion with your group at one of the Midwest’s top five ski resorts. This curated list was provided by travel expert Radek Mista. He’s also the founder of FastToll, an app that allows non-IPASS users to bypass the tollbooth lanes on Illinois roadways and pay later.

Meet Frost Williams

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Frost Williams was recently hired as the senior sales manager at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as senior sales manager at the Hilton Anaheim?

Get to Know Springfield

Population: 116,000

Location: Illinois’ capital city sits along old Route 66 and, as such, continues to be a central extension of the Midwest, just a three-hour drive from Chicago and 90 minutes from St. Louis. It’s accessible by air (American, United and Allegiant offer flights) and rail with Amtrak service from multiple cities, making it an easy option to convene with attendees and clients.

Midwest Standup Paddle Festival Returns to Madison, WI

The awaited Midwest Standup Paddle Festival is gaining momentum as it returns to Madison for the fourth year in a row July 11 and 12.

An array of opportunities, from an expectant Guiness World Record breaking yoga class to a six-mile open race, will be held on Lake Monona. The lake has been an up-and-coming hotspot for both standup paddleboard (SUP) beginners and enthusiasts alike.

Springfield Offers A Youth-Friendly Meeting Destination

Springfield, Ill. has recently experienced an increase in demand to host conferences for middle and high-school aged attendees. 

"We are located in the heart of the Midwest which is an easy drive for much of the country," said Gina Gemberling, Springfrield Convention and Visitors Bureau acting director. "And our variety of historic sites and entertainment options make us stand out as an easy and low-cost destination for youth meetings."

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