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    Oswell leaves as Seneca Gaming CEO for return to Atlantis

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Audrey Oswell, the top ranking officer for Seneca Gaming Corp., has left the organization and returned to her previous employer.

    And, with Oswell’s departure, Seneca Gaming Corp. — for the second time since less than two years — will be searching for a chief executive officer.

    New CEO for Niagara Parks

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There’s a new leadership structure at the Niagara Parks Commission.

    NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson announced Friday that Reegan McCullough will begin his tenure as chief executive officer of the provincial agency, effective Nov. 7.

    McCullough is currently the executive director of Oil Sands Community Alliance in Alberta. Prior to that, he served as assistant Deputy Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation for Alberta.

    “Reegan’s exceptional experience in executive management positions within both the public and private sector, focused on large scale operations, strategic policy and regulatory development, capital construction and financial accountability, make him the ideal candidate to assume the responsibilities of CEO,” Thomson said.

    Tourism agency names first CEO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The head of a leading provincial tourism marketing agency has been named the first chief executive officer of a new Niagara tourism agency.

    Robin Garrett, president of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, was appointed CEO of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, the organization announced Monday.

    “It will be a very exciting opportunity,” Garrett said in an interview about her new role promoting Niagara’s tourism offerings. “It is know internationally. It really does have an opportunity to be a tourism powerhouse for the province and the country,” Garrett said.

    Bergamo: ‘NFR is the last man standing’

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    From the Buffalo News:

    For more than a decade, Niagara Falls Redevelopment has been buying properties in downtown Niagara Falls, leaving residents to wonder what the company has planned for the land.

    The company, controlled by Howard Milstein, now controls roughly 85 acres.

    The following are full responses provided by Anthony Bergamo, chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, to questions from The News last week.

    Online reservation booking becomes increasingly popular

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The online booking of tourism reservations continues to grow in popularity, according to the Niagara Tourism&Convention Corp., principal promoter of tourism in Niagara County.

    Bookings through the corporation’s Web site ( www.niagara-usa.com ) in June and July amounted to twice as much revenue for local hospitality vendors as did bookings for those same months last year, said John H. Percy Jr., president and chief executive officer of the corporation. He said 2,547 bookings have been made so far this year through the online reservation system.

    New Niagara TV channel planned for November


    From the St Catharines Standard:

    A new group of investors plans to give Niagara its own television station by November.

    Niagara Now TV is scheduled to begin programming on Cogeco digital cable in November, Peter Hayman, the chief executive officer for the Peninsula Broadcasting Corp., said at a regional council meeting Thursday.

    “This is television for Niagarans, by Niagarans,” said Hayman, who added the channel will have its own news reporting staff but will also include “user-generated content” from residents.

    “The three words of our mantra are fun, affordable and inclusive.”

    Hayman said the group hopes to provide training and work opportunities for aspiring local journalists.

    “Our young brain trust doesn’t have to leave the region,” he told councillors.

    The channel will be available on the Internet and to residents who have Cogeco digital cable, Hayman said.

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