The Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CBCVB) serves as a catalyst to grow Pottawattamie County’s visitor economy through collaborative sales and marketing, destination advocacy, and sustainable placemaking activities in order to enhance the region’s quality of life.

Funding & Benefits

The CBCVB is funded by the City of Council Bluffs from a portion of the hotel/motel taxes generated by travelers. This support is much appreciated and allows the bureau to promote CB as a destination for visitors to enjoy the city’s hotels, restaurants, attractions, venues, and events. Visitors serve as new customers for local businesses and new taxpayers for local government benefiting all local residents.

Meet Our Staff

Mark Eckman

Executive Director
(712) 256-2577 ext. 2

Mark leads the UNstoppable CBCVB team with responsibilities involving strategic planning, financial management, staff supervision, as well as local and regional partnership development. Not to mention, he educates area stakeholders on how much visitors contribute to local businesses and local government with more than $300 million in travel expenditures spent annually in Pottawattamie County.

Scott Hoffman

Director of Hospitality & Community Engagement
(712) 256-2577 ext. 1

As the director of hospitality and community engagement, Scott operates the CBCVB's Iowa Welcome Center and works closely with community partners including area attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other organizations to ensure each visitor has an UNforgettable time in Council Bluffs.

Kathy Rosene

Director of Sales
(712) 256-2577 ext. 0

To event planners, Kathy brings UNbeatable passion and experience in selling Council Bluffs as an ideal location for meetings and conventions. What’s more, she possesses UNmatched attention to detail and an UNequaled ability in building relationships that make CB the planner’s best choice.

Emma Schwaller

Director of Marketing
(712) 256-2577 ext. 3

As director of marketing, Emma creates and manages the exciting content you consume on UNleashCB.com and the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau’s social media pages. She promotes Council Bluffs and shares things to do in the city and Pottawattamie County through web and social media copy, blogs, photos, digital advertisements, and videos.