This week we covered storm debris collection (more than once), council members using (or being) social media tools, the outgoing director of convention and event services and the Dallas International Film Festival (OK, so that was last week). And they're all subjects included in the packet of mem ... More >>
Earlier this week, Dallas-based Center for Exhibition Industry Research released the latest bit of bad news for the exhibition biz: It was down 12.5 percent in 2009 -- or, "four times larger than the largest previous drop, which was 3.1 percent in 2008." Soon as I saw that, I called its president ... More >>
Frank PoeFrank Poe, the city's Convention & Event Services Director, is outta here. According to various reports, the man in charge of the Dallas Convention Center is taking a job with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority in Atlanta, where he'll assume the title of executive director. ... More >>
Sam MertenFirst Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans (left) and Frank Poe (right), the city's director of convention and event services, signing the financial documents finalizing the convention center hotel project in August 2009I just returned from today's showdown between the city of Dallas and t ... More >>
Sam MertenFirst Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans (left) and Frank Poe (right), the city's director of convention and event services, sign the financial documents finalizing the convention center hotel project. Evans and Poe are president and vice president of the Dallas Convention Center Hotel Dev ... More >>
Sam MertenMayor Leppert has spent a lot of time holding up his finger to represent the opposition to the hotel, but in doing so, he's glossed over the one issue at stake tomorrow: public ownership of the hotel.As he's done throughout the convention center hotel campaign, Mayor Tom Leppert's op-ed i ... More >>
Flickr photo: Daquella maneraThis morning, I had a long chat with Janel Leatherman, the Dallas Farmers Market administrator, concerning the dearth of vendors in Shed 2 -- which, as you no doubt recall, was enclosed and air-conditioned at the cost of $3.2 million,and which quietly reopened at the end ... More >>
Just how safe are taxpayers in the convention center hotel deal? Good question.
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