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Recent Press



Happy Wanderer: This summer’s a good time to visit downtown San Jose 

The East Bay Times (June 21, 2022)

Stay at new Signia hotel puts you in midst of rich history, amazing innovation, museums, shops, restaurants ... (read more).


Bay Area-born gaming competition brings convention, crowds to Downtown SJ

ABC 7 Bay Area (April 15, 2022)

Genesis 8 is billed as the largest grassroots, community-run, Super Smash Bros. tournament in the world ... (read more).


Signia hotel to bring workers, business back to downtown San Jose

San Jose Spotlight (March 14, 2022)

Silicon Valley’s largest hotel is reopening under new branding this spring—a hopeful sign ... (read more).


Community Impact Award: Team San Jose turns its attentions to its hometown

Silicon Valley Business Journal (November 10, 2021)

Team San Jose pivoted during the pandemic to focus on the community ... (read more).


Team San Jose is ready to come roaring back

Silicon Valley Business Journal (August 27, 2021)

The events industry faces new trials, and Team San Jose CEO John LaFortune is ready to meet the challenge ... (read more).


Major hip-hop star set to headline San Jose Jazz festival 

The Mercury News (July 2, 2021)

                                     Organizers have lined up an Oscar winner, a Grammy recipient and an Emmy holder to perform ... (read more).


11 Can’t-Miss Experiences In Sunny San Jose, California

Travel Awaits (June 1, 2021) 

Although San Francisco is a top California travel destination and had long been the largest city in the Bay Area, San Jose experienced tremendous growth in a few short decades ... (read more).



Biggest pop-culture convention 'SiliCon' to return to SJ, surprise guest revealed to ABC7 News

ABC7 (May 19, 2021)

The San Jose Convention Center will soon open doors to its largest event to date, during the pandemic ... (read more).


Real estate: Downtown San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel gets big revamp

The Mercury News (February 18, 2021)

                                    Lobby and bar at iconic Fairmont in downtown San Jose gets makeover ... (read more).



SJC is First California Airport to Earn Global Star Rating

Aviation Pros (January 21, 2021)

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is the first California airport to earn global accreditation status ... (read more).



30 Best Places to Spend Christmas: The World's Most Festive Cities

Conde Nast Traveler (November 23, 2020)

Tech companies and holiday cheer may not seem like the likeliest mix, but this Silicon Valley city … (read more).


SJ: Marketing Giant Pivots From Conferences To Providing Aid During Coronavirus Pandemic

SF Gate (June 12, 2020)

Team San Jose - once the marketing giant for the city and the managing force behind its conventions - has pivoted its in-house catering to provide meals to shelters housing people impacted by COVID-19 ... (read more).


San Jose McEnery Convention Center & San Jose Theaters Join GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program

Exhibitor Online (June 11, 2020)

GBAC STAR is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation ... (read more).



  Revitalized Downtown San Jose Offers Traditional and Modern Meeting Spaces

  TSNN Corporate Event News (February 18, 2020)

  San Jose has seen a significant amount of expansion, rebranding and new growth but it isn’t leaving its history... (read more).


  California Restaurant Month is in Full Swing

  Visit California's California Now (January 21, 2020)

  Choose your culinary destinations for their gastronomic diversity—or their notable prix fixe deals... (read more).



  49ers Fever Means Many Businesses in South Bay Will Be Seeing Green

  KTVU FOX 2 (October 2019)

  Business is expected to be booming in the South Bay this week in anticipation of the NFC Championship game... (read more).



  Lost & "Unhinged" at the Winchester Mystery House with Walter Magnuson

  Ghost Magnet podcast (October 2019)

  From a haunted history to an Unhinged experience, get lost with Bridget Marquardt at Winchester Mystery House... (read more).




  Halloween List: The Most Haunted Places in the Bay Area

  ABC 7 News (October 18, 2019)

  The Bay Area is full of haunted buildings and paranormal activity. If you're ready for a hair-raising adventure, visit... (read more).


  San Jose - A Day in the Capital of Silicon Valley

  Delta Sky Magazine (October 2019)

  You've got a day to check out the capital of Silicon Valley. Here's what you do... (read more).



 Explore the 5 Top Spots in San Jose's Willow Glen Neighborhood

  Hoodline (August 15, 2019)

  Get to know San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood... from salons to pizzerias, explore the Top 5 Spots... (read more).



  San Jose's Falafel's Drive-In Still Drawing Long Lines After 53 Years in Business

  ABC 7 News (August 13, 2019)

  Anton and Zahie moved from Israel and opened a business providing healthy, authentic food. 53 years later... (read more).


  Many Visitors to Destination Cities Miss the Wilds Right Near By

  Boston Globe (August 13, 2019)

  Many visitors to destination cities miss the "wilds" right nearby. Almaden Lake Park is a 4,100-acre oasis... (read more).



  Mapping Silicon Valley's Most Famous Tech Garages and Tech Tourist Hotspots

  SFGate (July 2, 2019)

  Silicon Valley has become famous not just for its concentration of... geniuses, but also for those unassuming... (read more).  


  8 Questions With Outdoor Photographer Nathanael Billings

  Visit California's California Now (April 26, 2019)

  Get a view of San Jose and its beautiful vistas as photographer Nathanael Billings writes of his San Jose cycling... (read more).


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