Convention and Visitors Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis hotels scrambling to fill over 11,000 rooms with cancellation of major GSA conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-hotels-scrambling-fill-over-11000-rooms-cancellation-major-gsa-conference <p>A scandal that erupted in April over<a href="http://www.gsaig.gov/?LinkServID=90537F5B-FBF8-E39E-A4F0D09005742C28&amp;showMeta=0"> lavish spending by the General Services Administration</a>, the government&#39;s logistics provider, is leaving hotels in St. Louis scrambling to fill rooms.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:21:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4146 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis hotels scrambling to fill over 11,000 rooms with cancellation of major GSA conference St. Louis commission rejects Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-commission-rejects-rams-proposal-edward-jones-dome <p><strong>Updated at 11:40 with comments from Mayor Slay&#39;s office.</strong></p><p><strong>Updated at 9:35 with statement from CVC.</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has rejected a multi-million dollar proposal from the St. Louis Rams for upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.</p><p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay <a href="https://twitter.com/MayorSlay/statuses/208551272964554753">confirmed the rejection</a> on Twitter this morning. The mayor had encouraged the CVC to reject the Rams&#39; proposal because he thought the cost was too high.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:00:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3830 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis commission rejects Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome Mo. AG Koster: state intends to release Edward Jones Dome proposals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ag-koster-state-intends-release-edward-jones-dome-proposals <p>The public may finally see proposed changes for the Edward Jones Dome on May 14, according Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.</p><p>In a release to the media this afternoon, Koster said that the state &quot;intends to comply with an open records request regarding proposals made on upgrading the Edward Jones Dome&quot; and &quot;will provide the documents to the requesting party on Monday, May 14, unless a court rules that the records should remain closed.&quot;</p><p>The requesting party on this particular request was&nbsp;KTVI-TV in St. Louis.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 22:50:33 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3645 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. AG Koster: state intends to release Edward Jones Dome proposals CVC seeks legal justification for keeping Dome proposal secret http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cvc-seeks-legal-justification-keeping-dome-proposal-secret <p><em>Updated at 6 am with counterclaim and statement from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</em></p><p>The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission is asking a judge to keep private a counterproposal from the St. Louis Rams on upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 18:20:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3617 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CVC seeks legal justification for keeping Dome proposal secret St. Louis to host convention about attracting conventions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-host-convention-about-attracting-conventions <p>The City of St. Louis is hosting what tourism officials are calling the &ldquo;Super Bowl of Conventions&quot; this weekend.</p><p>The members of American Society of Association Executives are responsible for booking some $60 billion in convention activity annually.</p><p>All told, some 5,000 hospitality industry reps and executives will be in St. Louis from Saturday to Tuesday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The purpose of the convention is for those reps to try to convince 1,500 different associations to hold annual meetings in their city.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:03:42 +0000 Adam Allington 1807 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis to host convention about attracting conventions