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Lights out at the museum

Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will let the creatures of the night take over this summer.

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is going dark this summer, but don't worry –- it's only so the bats feel more at home.

Vampire bats, frog-eyed geckos, emperor scorpions, flashlight fish and other creatures of the night form the basis of "In the Dark," the next exhibit at the river museum.

The exhibit opens Sunday, June 5, and replaces "Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America" in the second-floor Norman Changing Gallery of the river museum's William Woodward Mississippi River Center.

Read the full article about "In the Dark" on TH Online.

Gambling sites see a strong March

Adjusted gross revenue increases at Diamond Jo and Mystique.

After a few difficult months, Mystique Casino experienced stronger business levels in March.

In fact, all of the gambling markets in Iowa experienced growth last month, according to Jesús Aviles, president and CEO of Mystique Casino & Dubuque Greyhound Park.

Read the full article about Mystique Casino on TH Online.

Back to the Grind

You'll soon be able to enjoy a cup of Joe crafted from a blend from Dubuque's Verena Street Coffee Co.

QR codes pop up at river museum

The river museum is introducing a technology called QR codes into its marketing efforts, with an eye toward expanded use throughout the Port of Dubuque facility.

Icky exchange

After a close race to gain 'likes' on Facebook, marketing directors at river museum and Blank Park Zoo are performing 'dirty jobs.

It looked like the scene from a horror movie.

Ryan Bickel, marketing director for Des Moines' Blank Park Zoo, thrust his hands into a writhing mulch pile to pluck out thumb-sized cockroaches that had burrowed their way deep inside.

"I think one almost got in your hair," said John Sutter, marketing director of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, as his counterpart dug deeper into the mulch for the frantically scurrying insects.

Requests for visitor guides roll in

About 20,000 people pedaled into the Port of Dubuque to end RAGBRAI, and many of them are thinking about coming back for a less strenuous visit. Keith Rahe, director of the Dubuque Convention and Visitors Bureau, told the Dubuque City Council Monday night that 2,500 more visitor guides were requested from June through September 2010 than during the same period in 2009. Read the full article at:

The Dubuque Area Named Winner of Six Tourism Awards and Statistics Released Show Tourism Expenditure Growth in Dubuque County

The Dubuque Area received six awards today at the Iowa Tourism Conference, October 21 in Burlington, Iowa. Of the 21 awards presented for throughout the state, the Dubuque area was proudly awarded:

The Dubuque Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • 2010 Tourism Community of the Year Award (population more than 10,000).
  • 2010 Tourism Consumer Publication of the Year (population more than 10,000) for the Visitors Guide.
  • 2010 Tourism Website of the Year for www.traveldubuque.com.

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

  • 2010 Green/Sustainable Award

"These organizations and individuals are incredible ambassadors for Iowa's tourism industry," said Iowa Tourism Office Manager Shawna Lode. "It is great to see them receive acknowledgement for their efforts."

The annual three-day conference, sponsored by the Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa, brings together more than 200 industry representatives from across the state to network, attend educational sessions and discuss emerging industry trends.

Today, the 2009 Economic Impact of Travel on Iowa Counties Report was also released.It is a study prepared for the Iowa Department of Economic Development’s Iowa Tourism Office by the Research Department of the U.S. Travel Association in Washington, D.C.“This report is a key barometer for us. We are delighted that annual tourism expenditures continue to rise. It is a key statistic that is validation of the tremendous efforts of the Dubuque area to welcome tourists.” stated Kelley Schiesl, Vice President of Marketing at the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. In 2008, expenditures of $253.66 million were spent in tourism in Dubuque County. In 2009, the expenditures increased to $254.03 million.

Tourism is a $6.1 billion industry in Iowa, employing more than 63,000 people statewide and generating more than $312 million in state taxes. The Iowa Tourism Office is part of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. For more information about Iowa tourism, visit www.traveliowa.com or call 800.345.IOWA.

Matter Wins for Outstanding New Retailer

Dubuque Main Street has recognized Matter, The Design Store With A Cause, as Outstanding New Retail Establishment at the 24th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet.

Dubuque Named Winner of Four Tourism Awards

The Dubuque Area has received four awards at the Iowa Tourism Conference.

Hellenbrand glass wins Best Retailer Website

Mission Creative is proud to announce that the website completed for Hellenbrand Glass of Waunakee, WI, won the Best Retailer Website for 2008 as reported in USGlass Magazine. The judges remarked favorably on the blueprint style of the site as well as the "great use of [Adobe] Flash."

Trent Hellenbrand, co-owner of Hellenbrand Glass LLC, stated, "A lot of our customer's questions are answered just by looking at the portfolio section of our website. Customers call in and refer to the actual product and page it is located on. This save us a lot of foot work in the sales area."

Congratulations to Hellenbrand Glass from the entire Mission Creative staff. Visit the website at: www.hellenbrandglass.com