National Volunteers Week

It’s National Volunteers Week and the Visitor Center wants to recognize our amazing volunteers – Anne Maher, Arlene Ingram, Regina Oswalt and Ed Salomonsky!

They are an important part of the VIC team!  They are great ambassadors of Virginia Beach and always there to help us.  We are very lucky to have these wonderful volunteers!!  Thank you for your dedication and for all that you do for the Visitor Center and the City of Va Beach!!

Peggy, Arlene & Ed


Anne, Lindsey & Regina

Welcome Dee!

Dee Mittman had her first official day in the office on Friday, April 9th! The M&C Sales Team in town was happy to welcome her!

Sunrise at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

There was a nice sunrise this morning at the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the start of another Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic day. I just wanted to share. As of yesterday, the City of Virginia Beach was projected to have administered 100,000 shots, with many of those coming through the Convention Center. 😊

Moose Legion #199

Thank you to the Moose Legion #199 and the Wyndham Oceanfront for hosting a successful 2021 Winter Celebration. Although postponed due to COVID-19 the event was recently held with over 200 people March 25-28, 2021.


 Jamie Mitchell, CMP Featured in the Member Spotlight by MPI

Jamie Mitchell, CMP
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Convention Sales Manager

Best thing about job: Interacting with peers!  As a 20+ year industry veteran I’ve always recognized this as one of the best aspects of my job.  It’s been even more obvious in light of current world events!

Volunteer positions: I volunteer with my church on a regular basis.

Event horror story: I was the Director of an event center and we hosted a Hair & Fashion Show.  One of the contestants released live doves (unbeknownst to us).  They were scared to death and wouldn’t come down and by the next day we had to call animal control to have them removed!

Hobbies: Game nights, spending time with family, reading, food & wine experiences

Husband/Wife/Kids/Pets: Two sons – Preston (15) and Dawson (9)

Fun fact:  I have visited over half the states in the United States (bucket list is to visit all 50 states!)

VB CVB Religious Conference Management Association Pics

The Virginia Beach CVB participated in the Religious Conference Management Association’s (RMCA) Emerge 2021 Conference in Charlotte (March 2-4). The event hosted over 200 prequalified planners and around 80 planners. The group helped to provide over a thousand packets of supplies for local schools and packed over 13 pallets of food items for the local Food Bank.