Sherri Waghalter and Darcy Potter show with Vice Mayor Louis Jones, VBCC Manager Courtney Dyer and City Manager Dave Hanson receiving 30-year service awards. Darcy received her retirement pin a few days earlier. The Annual Service Awards recognizes City staff who have been with the City a minimum of 25 years at five-year increments. They received a plaque and a gift catalog from which they can order a really cool gift. Congratulations to both!
Representatives from Eastern Southern Women’s Choir were in town Monday and Tuesday (12/17 & 12/18) touring Virginia Beach hotel properties for a future site for and event scheduled for October of 2019
Nice job coordinating ANOTHER fine session for our valued industry partners. These in-person sessions are really turning into something special. It is clear that our partners appreciate the opportunity to network with one another while they are learning about THEIR Partner Pipeline. I snapped the photo below while some of our partners were chatting and exchanging business cards at the end of the session on Wednesday.
Thank you for your effort before, during and following these training sessions. It is a pleasure working with you on these.
Photos of the IAEE event that Sherri Thadeus (DC M&C Sales Rep) and Bryan Miller attended a couple of weeks ago.
Jim Coggin, partnering with Dianna Starkey from The Virginia Arts Festival at The Mid West Band Clinic, the largest instrumental music education conference in the World.
The VBCC held a supervisor training on Dec. 17th. The facilitator used the DISC personality style program to help staff understand their own style as well as the other styles to better communicate with their teams and peers.
I am excited to announce Rita Davis has joined the VBCC Event team as our new winter intern – “Wintern”! She is completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at ECPI, concentrating on Hospitality Management. She has an associate’s degree in Travel and Tourism from Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Canada, where she hails from originally. Rita has experience working in the hospitality industry in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She moved to Virginia Beach with her husband (US Navy) and their two children five years ago. She’s loves what Virginia Beach has to offer and has a proven passion for the tourism industry.
Please join me in welcoming Rita to the CVB Family!