• VisitPITTSBURGH Wants Your Ideas

     
    POSTED March 26, 2017
     

VisitPITTSBURGH has developed a fun promotional campaign to get locals more involved with its “Pittsburgh. Mighty. Beautiful.” theme and tagline. The organization kicked-off the “Mighty. Beautiful.” campaign and contest at its Annual Meeting luncheon by asking attendees to think of a third word to describe the city, e.g. Mighty. Beautiful. Welcoming. Among the words being used to describe Pittsburgh were: Inspiring. Proud. Reinvented. Welcoming. Legendary. Innovative.

Many times in VisitPITTSBURGH promotions, the organization adds another word to the tagline when talking about the city. For example, when showcasing the hot culinary scene, the CVB may say in its promotion: “Mighty. Beautiful. Delicious.” When talking about the city’s rich history, it may be: “Mighty. Beautiful. Historic.”

Now, VisitPITTSBURGH wants locals to choose their “Pittsburgh word.” That is, what word best describes their Pittsburgh? How would they describe the vibe of this city to a visitor?

There are two way to submit entries:

Download the sign at isitpittsburgh/mightybeautiful, or pick one up at the WELCOME Pittsburgh Information Center & Gift Shop, Fifth Avenue Place

1. Write your word and then post a photo on your social channels using #mightybeautiful

2. Or, write your word and post a quick video explaining why you chose your word

On Aug. 23, a grand prize winner will be announced to win one of two exciting Pittsburgh Staycation packages. The winner can choose from one of the following options:

Staycation Option 1: Mighty. Beautiful. Passionate.

Overnight stay at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh – North Shore
(2) Tickets to the Steelers’ Home Opener
$100 Gift Card to Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36

Staycation Option 2: Mighty. Beautiful. Cultural.

Overnight stay at the Omni William Penn
$150 Gift Card for the Cultural Trust for the performance of your choice
(2) Passes to the Andy Warhol Museum
$150 Gift Card to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

For more information, go to visitpittsburgh.com/mightybeautiful.

The goal of most charity events is to generate as much money and awareness for the cause as possible. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially with countless galas, walks and campaigns vying for donor attention. 

So how can organizers ensure their fundraisers stand out and stay fresh year after year? What are the best ways to build relationships with donors and maximize their contributions? Fundraising experts from six Michigan nonprofits shared what works for them.

Designate an honorary chair (or two) to headline your event.

 

After they completed voting earlier this year on the 2019 Hall of Fame honorees that appeared in the Summer 2019 issue, we asked several members of the Michigan Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board what works best for them.

Here’s a look inside their planning bag.

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.