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Sioux Falls Convention and Event Sales Strong

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Sioux Falls, S.D. - The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) reports that sales for future convention and event business are strong. Groups being contacted by the Bureau are very responsive and interested in the possibility of meeting in Sioux Falls. Additionally, the number of groups contacting the CVB requesting information on facilities remains strong.

Teri Ellis Schmidt, CVB Executive Director, and Sales Manager Ellie Highstreet, are in Washington, D.C. this week talking with several meeting planners about bringing new conventions to Sioux Falls in the future. They are also attending a one-day trade show, "Destination Showcase." The show is designed to bring regional and national meeting planners together with Convention and Visitor Bureaus to explore future host cities for their conventions and meetings.

For more information, please contact Teri Ellis Schmidt. She will be accessible by cell phone while in Washington, D.C. at 605-366-5590, or she will be back in the office on Monday, March 2, 2009.