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Events industry leaders plead with state to ease Covid restrictions

"This devastation has caused significant hardship on our employees, fellow vendors, and all of the supporting ancillary businesses, which is approximately 32,000 jobs per month.”

Bridgeport’s Webster Arena to host NCAA ice hockey championship

It's one of five NCAA events that together are projected to generate close to $3 million in revenue in the regions where they will play.

CT leisure & hospitality sector doing better than most, but still...

The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.” 

Hospitality, tourism sectors taking a beating; hoping for jump-start once crisis...

“We are starting to plan for our economic recovery and continue to look to book events over the next couple of years,” says Thomas Madden, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau chair and Director of Economic Development for Stamford.

CT Convention & Sports Bureau doing more with less – at...

“We are an economic driver for the state," says the bureau's president Robert Murdock. "If you give us more money, we will make more money for you."

Steady business for Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau

“Four years ago, we only did a small fraction of our business in Fairfield and Litchfield. That’s no longer the case," said the group's president, H. Scott Phelps.

Chelsea Piers knocks it out of the park

Community members agree – Chelsea Piers has been a home run for Connecticut in its first year.

Hoteliers pitch Connecticut as travel providers enjoy boom

Roughly 70 hotel managers and event planners from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey met March 21 for the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau’s first sales mission event.

State convention and sports bureau formed

With a $1.3 million investment from the state, the Greater Hartford Convention and Sports Bureau expanded its scope June 26 to become a statewide...