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‘Meet Ottumwa’ rolls out new name at the Bridge View Center

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 9:11 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - The organization formerly known as the Ottumwa Convention and Visitor’s Bureau officially rolled out its new name and look Thursday.

‘Meet Ottumwa’ is the group’s new name. The rebranding comes as the organization aims to present Ottumwa as a meeting destination, instead of an area that is still trying to become a meeting destination.

‘Meet Ottumwa’ held an official rollout Thursday afternoon at the Bridge View Center, with several public figures in attendance. Meet Ottumwa executive director, Andy Wartenberg, says the new name puts them in a good position for life after COVID-19.

“As we come out of COVID, there’s going to be a lot of pent up demand for meetings, sporting events, and family reunions. We wanted to make sure we were positioned to go after that business sooner rather than later,” Wartenberg said.

The group also unveiled a new tagline, “Where Iowa Meets the World”. The new motto is a tribute to the diverse community Ottumwa has to offer.

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