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Ipreo Signs On as Title Sponsor of 2013 Raleigh Winterfest

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is proud to welcome Ipreo, a leading global provider of market intelligence, investor data and workflow solutions to corporate and capital markets professionals, as Title Sponsor of the 2013 Raleigh Winterfest. This year, the event’s signature ice skating rink will be open to the public on Friday, November 22 located at City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville St. Attributing lifestyle and quality of life to the opening of its downtown Raleigh office, Ipreo is already making a community presence by headlining Raleigh’s premier holiday festival.

“Ipreo was drawn to Raleigh for its entrepreneurial business community, as well as the vibrant, family-oriented lifestyle this area offers our employees,” said O’Hara Macken, EVP & Managing Director of Global Products & Applications, and head of Ipreo’s new Raleigh office. “We are delighted to support downtown Raleigh through our sponsorship of this terrific community event.”

Supported solely through sponsorships, the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month, community-wide celebration with a cornucopia of seasonal festivities for people of all ages. This year’s festival will kick off on Saturday, December 7 with its traditional opening of the Mayor’s Tree Lighting along with holiday festivities, including Santa Claus, the Ferris Wheel and Carousel, horse drawn carriages, a new beer and wine garden, and much more. Other special event programming will run throughout the celebration until February 1, 2014. Ipreo’s title sponsorship will support the continuing holiday tradition, providing memorable experiences for downtown Raleigh visitors.

“A big thanks to Ipreo!” said David Diaz, President & CEO of the DRA. “Their sponsorship demonstrates their strong commitment to the downtown community as well as our mission of revitalizing downtown Raleigh.”


About the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest:
The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month, community-wide winter celebration produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) in partnership with the City of Raleigh, drawing over thousands of people to the downtown area. A center piece during the winter season, the premier holiday event features its signature outdoor skating rink along with two months of fun-filled festivities, creating memorable experiences for downtown Raleigh visitors. Special thanks to Title Sponsor, Ipreo, for making the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest possible. Special thanks to Holiday Tree Sponsor, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, and Main Stage Sponsor, Pepsi, for supporting the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest.

About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through five services: 1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Special Events Production & City Plaza Programming; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; and 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement. For more information about DRA, please visit

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