M&C Beach Bike Give-a-way MPI Potomac Chapter

The M&C Team Hosted the “Happy Hour” portion of the Opening reception recently at the Meeting Professionals International (Potomac) Chapter MACE Education Day last month.  As part of the reception, M&C sponsored Virginia Beach Authentic Orange Crushes and conducted a customer drawing for a custom Beach Cruiser!     The Beach Cruiser was won by Ms. Macarena De Martini, CMP – Communications and Events Manager with International Finance Corporation

 Our team brought the 10 x 10 display and customers and attendees had fun posing for pics with the VB Beach Bike!

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Sister Cities International Makes final preparations for July 13-15 Annual Convention in Virginia Beach

Representatives from Sister Cities International, based in Washington DC., local Virginia Beach Sister Cities and CVB M&C, recently joined Mayors Sessoms for a planning dinner to put the finishing touches on preparations to host the 61st Annual Convention in Virginia Beach this summer.

 Virginia Beach will host international dignitaries and guests from around the Globe July 13-15. 

For more information visit http://www.sister-cities.org/annual-conference

Earth Hour Participation & Promotion — Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.


I am again asking for your support and participation in Earth Hour.  The event takes place this Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.  The purpose of Earth Hour is call attention to the need for climate change and to empower individuals, communities, businesses and governments to be a part of critical climate action for sustainable food and agriculture, climate education, conservation projects, renewable energy and climate-friendly legislation.

CLICK HERE to see the Mayor’s Proclamation, and please feel free to use as needed.  The City of Virginia Beach’s website for Earth Hour is [www.vbgov.com/earth-hour]www.vbgov.com/earth-hour.  Virginia Beach has received press coverage over the last few years, and we expect that will continue this year.

 The Virginian Pilot Articles from the last 3 years:

2016: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/columnist/beach-buzz/beach-buzz-earth-hour/article_d3131747-06be-5ab1-b6d4-b2c6f724b019.html
2015: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/va-beach-turn-lights-off-saturday-for-earth-hour/article_ab4e3848-07d4-5ff2-90a9-8119c07e79dc.html
2014: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/westin-to-go-dark-for-power-hour-tonight/article_9b28fb6b-c04a-5c92-9e29-4ef219280aa9.html

 Southside Daily:

2016: http://southsidedaily.com/2016/03/18/earth-hour-will-blanket-virginia-beach-this-weekend/

Flash files, posters, logos and images can all be found here:  https://www.earthhour.org/earth-hour-starter-kit.  Please promote VBCC and CoVB participation on our various websites, blogs, and social media outlets.  Facebook and Twitter have Earth Hour filters available too.

 VBCC has NHSCA Senior National Wrestling Championships in house, but will turn off the lights in the Tower for the hour. 

 If you have additional questions, please contact Mark Podolinsky at the CoVB Energy Management Office (385-5630), or me at 385-2168.

 Thank you for your assistance and support!

 Kimberlee Dobbins


Kudos to VBCC Team Member

Kudos to VBCC Team Member Terence Zinemon!

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 DECA was in house Friday night (March 10), with DG providing dinner for 3700 hungry DECA attendees.  DG used compostable plates, cups, utensils, and napkins to avoid sending waste to the landfill.  Composting on this scale is relatively new at VBCC, and we are appreciative of Terence efforts.  He went above and beyond, working directly with our compost hauler to successfully collect 700 pounds of material that otherwise would have gone to the landfill.  Thank you Terence!!

VBCC Starts 2017 with Strong Q1

It’s been busy first quarter at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

With almost 60 events, including:
– 18 consumer shows (cars, boats, RVs, flower and garden, guns, etc)
– 5 large sporting events (wrestling, cheerleading, gymnastics(x2) and Shamrock)
– 3 large conventions (DECA, Fire and Rescue, Mary Kay)
– And more than 150,000 people through the doors, the VBCC team still managed to exceed customer expectations!
Look at this social media post:


Hidden Gems of the National Park System, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge was included within USA Today’s (36,682,913 unique monthly visitors) “Hidden gems of the National Park System,” chosen by the U.S. Department of Interior, which proudly protects America’s great outdoors. To be listed second in this roundup is huge. This stunning photo does a beautiful job of sharing the surroundings of Back Bay. Check it out!