MarComm producing FY19 Winter Campaign

We wanted to share a few photos from our Marketing team as we’ve been in the field producing our FY19 Winter Campaign creative this week. Our leisure winter campaign will highlight unique experiences in Virginia Beach for visitors to enjoy on a spontaneous weekend getaway or longer visit as a remedy in curing the winter blues. The TV spots will run on traditional broadcast/ cable and also digitally through streaming video and connected TV. The photo assets captured during this shoot will be used in digital ad creative and content developed in support of the campaign. Production is set to wrap next Thursday.





Virginia Beach Festival Recognized by Southeast Tourism Society


The city’s August 2017 FunkFest Beach Party has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). STS is a professional association dedicated to promoting festivals and events in support of travel and tourism. First held in August of 2006, the Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is a free, weekend-long festival featuring free concerts, food vendors, and arts and crafts on the beach, boardwalk, and park at 24th Street, and is widely-known as one of the largest Afro-centric beach parties in the United States. The FunkFest Beach Party in one of more than 20 major festivals and events produced for residents and visitors by IMGoing Events in partnership with the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Tower Lights

With a new coat of paint and new lighting, VBCC’s tower has a bright new look. REW Electric completed the installation of new Lumenpulse programmable LED lights this month. The color changing lights can provide a variety of static colors or preprogrammed moving light themes. Seen here is the Thanksgiving theme. Look up when you’re leaving work, unless you are like some of the VBCC team who arrive early. We’re now in the Christmas mode.

Virginia Beach Sports Center Update By Nancy Helman

It is a busy day at the VBSC. Here’s what’s happening:


Stormwater pipes going in.

Footings along the center of the building and the center elevator pit (concrete arrives at 1 pm today J… exciting)

Foundation for the column lines (see the pink spray paint)

Parking lot BMP (pond) going in


Buckle up. It’s going to a wild ride.

Virginia Beach CVB Selected for Readers’ Choice Award

SportsEvents Media Group, a leading industry publication focused exclusively on assisting sports event planners produce exceptional youth and amateur sports competitions in the United States, recently recognized the Virginia Beach CVB as a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award winner. Sports event professionals nominated destinations and sports venues that they believe displayed model creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Nominations were received beginning in early September and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system which concluded in early November. Now in its eleventh year, the awards drew a record number of votes this year. Winners will be honored in the January 2019 issue of SportsEvents magazine. Congratulations to the CVB team!


Look what they are saying about Jim!

At a recent AAA/CAA FAM Tour, over 28 agents visited Virginia Beach and the survey scores ranged High, especially for Jim Coggin, look what they had to say about the great job he did.  And behind every successful fam is a team who supports the effort, a big thank you to Audra and Lorri.

  • Jim was an amazing guide, he is professional, funny and just perfect for that job!
  • Keep Jim Coggin in his position as long as he is able, most excellent tour guide/planner.
  • I think Jim did an outstanding job planning the event. I got a real feel for what VA Beach has to offer. Additionally, I think the reps for each of the hotels, restaurants & attractions were the best very passionate about their respective properties and/or attractions.
  • Jim did an awesome job. Everything was very well organized and planned. Had an amazing time.
  • This tour was absolutely informative and captivating all the way through.
  • Keep up the great work.
  • I can’t wait to send my clients down there and visit myself.
  • Jim was incredible.
  • Made everyone feel welcomed and kept the FAM fun the whole time.
  • I had such a WONDERFUL time!  Jim was amazing and he is awesome at his job.  He always made us feel comfortable.