CVB Supports Hospitality

MarComm teammates Asia White and Teresa Diaz represented the CVB last week at the 2017 Hospitality Expo at the convention center, sharing what we do and why we do it to all who stopped by their table.

Sponsored in part by the Hotel and Restaurant Associations, more than 140 local and regional vendors were on site and the day was filled with networking, education, customer service training, contests, and a silent auction. Great job, ladies!

Official for a Day

Check out this great picture with our 2017 “Official for a Day” students.

The event took place April 4th in conjunction with VBPS and the City of Virginia Beach.  


Our students were (left to right):

Jenkey Datuin (Junior, Salem High School)

Heather Tarkenton (Sophmore, Bayside High School)

Tyian Johnson (Junior, Renaissance Academy).

After a breakfast program, the students were treated to a VIP tour of our facilities including staff introductions.  

The future is bright!

Congratulations, Scott!

Out very out Scott Warren, from the VIC, has completed a three-year Marketing College curriculum and received a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification, which was presented at a special graduation ceremony at the STS spring meeting in Knoxville, TN. 

For more than 25 years STS Marketing College has been providing a continuing education program for the travel and tourism industry.

Since its inception in 1992, the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College has hosted tourism professionals, for one week, each year, at the University of North Georgia. Students participate in a curriculum of courses designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry.

Marketing College professors are industry-related professionals from across the U.S., noted as experts in their field, who bring a working-knowledge of current trends, data and implementation for tourism and travel.

Please join us in congratulating Scott on this wonderful accomplishment!

Here’s Your “Feel Good” News for the Day!

VBCC and Sysco worked together to donate over 6 carts of food to the Potter’s House.  Everything from bread to cooking oil, orange juice to peppers – was gratefully accepted.  The Potter’s House is staffed and operated by volunteers, providing food and services to the homeless, the working poor, and those in crises situations who are residents of Virginia Beach.  Potter’s House also works with other local charitable organizations like Seton Youth Shelters and the Southeastern VA Food Bank to distribute food to those in need.  More information about Potter’s House can be found here:

 In addition to the joy of helping others, donating the food helps VBCC with their goal of keeping 60% of all waste out of the landfill.


VB Named in 10 Best Beaches for your Money

CLICK HERE to check out this great hit for VB from Money magazine on

Money, a personal finance news and advice magazine produced by TIME, has named Virginia Beach one of 2017’s “10 Best Beaches for Your Money.”  

Our coastal city was one of only five U.S. beach destinations selected this year; the other five beaches were international destinations.

To make the selections, Money weighed more than 3,500 data points for over 100 of the most popular beach destinations worldwide. They then ranked the top five U.S. and international beach cities that scored highest on overall cost factors giving the most weight to the price of airfare, lodging, and food, as well as the biggest year-over-year price drops. They also considered the number of beaches each city offered, as well as tourist activities and experience factors like low crime rates, pleasant weather, and ease of access to public transportation. 

 The digital version of the article includes a video with great footage of Virginia Beach as well as the four other U.S. beaches which made the list.

Antiques Roadshow- VBCC Episode Update

The Antiques Roadshow episodes filmed at VBCC are coming soon! Check out the viewing schedule below:


April 24th -8PM Virginia Beach Hour 1

May 1st  -8PM Virginia Beach Hour 2

May 8th – 8PM Virginia Beach Hour 3

Capital Area Food Bank

Team VB giving back to Southeast DC.  We donated 3 hours packing grocery bags filled with onions and potatoes for the residents of Washington DC.

Participants: Dawn Whittaker, Linda Eisan, Christopher Salyer (Cavalier), Sydney Way (Founders Inn), Rachel Reim (HI North Beach) and Meredith Brinkley (Sheraton)

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