Tourism Showcase reception is Wednesday

The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau is holding its annual meeting and tourism tradeshow reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The event is free.

Keynote speaker is Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. He'll talk about the thriving Washington wine industry and its correlation to tourism and economic development. Baseler oversees one of the 10 largest wine companies in the country.

The Tourism Showcase Reception will feature about 50 booths and exhibitor displays.

Reservations are required by today by calling 735-8486 or e-mail Info@VisitTri-Cities. com.