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Yakima Tips Off May in a Big Way with a Big Weekend of Things to Do

Thousands of people will visit the valley this weekend for a variety of sports tournaments. John Cooper President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau says the largest event is the 27th annual Boys Best in the West AAU Basketball Tournament being held at local school gymnasiums

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Yakima Valley Tourism Welcomes Visitors to Wine and Ag Country

Welcome to the tourism season in the Yakima Valley. It is an industry that brings in millions of dollars and employs thousands of people in the Yakima County. Katie Heaverlo is Director of Tourism for the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau who says besides the wine and sunshine visitors come to the valley for the agriculture and the chance to pick fresh fruit

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Radio Ad Campaign to Promote the Yakima Valley Aimed at Sun-Starved Seattleites

The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau is gearing up for a major radio campaign on the west side of the state. The Bureau's CEO and President John Cooper says the campaign will be aimed at the sun-starved Seattle residents

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Yakima Economy Get A Boost From Conventions and Sporting Events

2012 was a big year for the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau. A new report says in 2012 the Yakima Convention center hosted 125,127 visitors during 494 event days and brought in nearly $9 million to the local economy. Ea

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Pirates Will Run a Muck This Saturday in Yakima

Hundreds of people will be crawling through mud and running over obstacles this Saturday in Yakima during the Yakima Valley Pirate Plunder. Its more than 4 mile obstacle course that will challenge team members

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Wine Pours Big Money In Yakima Economy

John Cooper, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau, says the Washington wine industry is a big contributor to the Yakima Valley economy. A recent study by the Washington Wine Commission shows wineries are responsible for $526 million in income each year, employing

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Visitors Spending Up In Yakima County

New data shows that visitor spending in Yakima County was just under $350 million dollars in 2011, up 1.7% over 2010 and 5.7% over 2009, according to the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau.

“Given the state of the econo

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Financial Support For Yakima Services

For more than a quarter century, Lily Yeh has spearheaded projects around the world that combine arts with other community building strategies in order to transform and revitalize cities as diverse as Korogochu, Nairobi, Salt Lake City, Utah, Damascus, Syria, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Beijing, China

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The New Yakima Valley Offical Visitors Guide Is Out

The 2012 Yakima Valley Official Visitors Guide has been released. The full-color, 55-page Visitors Guide covers the communities, events and attractions in and around the Yakima Valley, from Red Mountain to White Pass

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Canine And Wine Walk

The Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau has launched a new website for visitors traveling with their dogs. Winedoggies.com features the many dog friendly attractions and services available in the Yakima Valley.  Highlights i

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