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Minneapolis Convention Center hosts the 2015 Womens International Convention of Church of God in Christ, Inc.
8,000 women and religious leaders in Minneapolis for week
MINNEAPOLIS, May 22, 2015 The Minneapolis Convention Center is hosting thousands of visitors for the week-long 2015 Womens International Convention, from religious leaders to members of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. With 8,000 attendees and 8,515 room nights booked, this event is estimated to have an economic impact of $17 million.
The convention will be in Minneapolis from May 25 29, utilizing several hotels downtown. Restaurants, shops and attractions expect to see convention attendees throughout the week.
Were excited to have the Church of God in Christs Womens International Convention in Minneapolis again, said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. Its a bonus to have them here during the Memorial Day holiday, which can be a quiet time downtown. The attendees will surely keep hospitality businesses busy.
Minneapolis employs over 32,000 people in the hospitality industry, serving more than 30 million visitors to the area annually (2014 visitor totals were released May 1).
Church of God in Christ, Inc. is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. They last met in Minneapolis in 2002.
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Kristen Montag, media & communication manager, 612.767.8038, firstname.lastname@example.org, Minneapolis_PR on Twitter.