Reno Lands Three Major Veterans Conventions
The three largest veterans organizations in the U.S. are all coming to Reno for upcoming conventions, events that are estimated to bring in more than $36 million to the region.
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced that the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans will all be headed to Reno over the next five years.
Authority President Chris Baum says having a one-story convention center set Reno apart from competitors like Phoenix, Miami, and San Juan:
Landing these conventions is an important step forward for the organization after lagging in this area for years.
Baum says that the authority actually has a good shot of meeting its sales goals for the first time in several years. He's also looking forward to promoting the area to organizations in the Northeast once nonstop flight service from Reno to New York City kicks off later this month.