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The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) opened Banc of California stadium on April 18. Here Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Owner, LAFC;
and Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, shake hands, with Peter Guber, Executive Chairman & Owner, LAFC (left); and Don Garber,
Commissioner of Major League Soccer, in the background. Photo by LAFC

Search Firm Sought to Find COO for Boston CVB

By Jonathan Trager

The search committee of the Boston CVB has suspended its pursuit of a COO in order to select a search firm to identify additional candidates.
The search committee, headed up by James Carmody, Vice President & General Manager of the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, had worked off an initial pool of 20 candidates.

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Experience at Core of XDP Zone Leaders’ Messages

By Todd McElwee

It’s all about the experience for the trio of zone leaders and the host who headlined ASAE’s Xperience Design Project (XDP), April 19-20 at Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at Maryland’s National Harbor.

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Chattanooga CVB Denies Role in County
Commissioner’s Indictment

By Jonathan Trager

Chattanooga CVB leaders say the organization has been unjustly accused of triggering the criminal investigation and indictment of a Hamilton County Commissioner for extortion.

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AH&LA to Govts: Don’t Make Special Tax Deals with Airbnb

By Grant Broadhurst

As millions of Americans handed over their hard-earned money over to Uncle Sam on April 17, America’s leading hotel association had a message for lawmakers around the country: don’t make special tax deals with Airbnb.

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How sweet could someone’s sweet tooth possibly be? HOTS read that a Florida woman concerned about the future of Necco (New England Confectionery Company) wafers offered her car to a candy company in exchange for its entire supply. It seemed like a good idea to 23-year-old Katie Samuels to trade her 2003 Honda Accord to wholesaler as payment for all the Necco Wafers it had in stock. Unfortunately for Samuels, the offered was declined, according to the Boston Globe. Well, HOTS’ guesses that’s just how the cookie crumbles.


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