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Oxford Conference Center

Residents support Conference Center

Dozens of people showed up at a public hearing Tuesday at City Hall to voice their support in keeping the Oxford Conference Center open. City officials, concerned with the revenue loss, have recently discussed options in regards to the center, including having a private company take over operations.

  (December 18, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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    Conference Center’s future unclear

    A public hearing will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center. Read about the center in today’s EAGLE.

      (December 16, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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      OCC’s future debated

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen have set a public hearing for 3 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center. (December 6, 2013, Page 1A)

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        Aldermen to lead Conference Center

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to take back control of the Oxford Conference Center which has previously been under the umbrella of the Oxford Tourism Council. (November 6, 2013, Page 1)

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          Tourism tax numbers increase in June

          As parents and students came from all over to visit the University of Mississippi during orientation this year, they stayed in hotels and dined in Oxford’s restaurants, making the 2 percent tourism tax totals climb during the month of June.  Tourism Manager Mary Allyn Hedges presented the figures for the hotel/motel tax and 2 percent food and beverage tax for the month of June during Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (August 22, 2013, Page 1,2)

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            Tourism shares goals for 2013

            One of the goals for the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for 2013 will be to marker Oxford tourism independently from the Oxford Conference Center under the brand, “Visit Oxford.” (October 22, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Conference Center wants facelift

              An interior designer recommended $400K worth of changes and upgrades for the Oxford Conference Center Thursday to the Oxford Tourism Council. Designer Courtney Jones said the changes do not have to be made all at once and the first change she recommended is getting new chairs for the center. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Chilly Chili Cook-off set for Feb. 18

                OXFORD TOWN – A Chilly Chili Cook-off is set for Feb. 18 at the Oxford Conference Center (102 Ed Perry Blvd.) The event will also include a Boy Scout district camporee and live music. The competition features two divisions, each with cash prizes for winners, and is open to individuals and teams. Registration is open through Feb. 16. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information about Oxford’s latest cooking competition. (February 2, 2012, Page 12)

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                  OCVB incomes increase

                  After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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                    1,400 compete for job

                    More than 1,400 applicants attended the Winchester job fair Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center.

                     (June 29, 2011, Page 1)

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