Visitor bureau planning meeting, reception

The Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau's annual meeting and tourism showcase reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick.

Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, will be the keynote speaker for the meeting. He will discuss "Bridging the Way to Washington Wine Country's Economic Prosperity."

Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.

The meeting will be immediately followed by a tourism tradeshow showcasing more than 50 tourism-related businesses. There will be drawings during the tradeshow.

A "tourism passport" will allow attendees to enter the grand prize drawing for two round-trip tickets to any destination served by Allegiant Air.

There is no cost to attend either meeting or tourism tradeshow reception, but an RSVP is required by Oct. 29. Call 735-8486 or info@visit