Valerie Gardner with National Center for State Courts paid a visit to Virginia Beach on December 28th to tour the Marriott Oceanfront, Cavalier hotel, and the Delta Bayfront Suites. Valerie was so impressed with Virginia Beach and can’t wait to plan her meetings with us!
Monal Patel, Sales Manager at the Marriott and Valerie Gardner, NCSC
Amy Overstreet, Sales Manager VBCVB and Valerie Gardner, NCSC
Sally & Jamie recently met with The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) and Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront to continue planning for the 2021 VSAE Annual Conference.
Pictured: Executive Director – Terry Monroe, Meetings Manager – Pamela Flynn, Marriott VB Oceanfront Senior Sales Manager Mary Kelly
Originally certified in 2014, we are very proud to announce that Kelli Norman has been recertified as a Certified Destination Management Executive. The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) is the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement. The CDME program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program’s focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.
Baby boy Harrell arrived 12/2/20! Everyone is healthy and doing great!
Tourism participated in a VADMO sales mission calling on AAA offices and Tour Operators in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Recently Amy and Scott, with CVB’s Meetings & Conventions, attended Connect Marketplace, which brings together Connect the most active planners, suppliers and experts across multiple meetings and events industry markets. For health and safety reasons, the hosting venue required all attendees to have a daily temperature check, and complete a daily self-assessment through an app. While practicing social distancing, they were able to meet with over 75 member planners for future meetings.
The Platinum Choice Awards honor the hospitality industry’s top-ranked hotels, venues and CVBs that display the highest standards of overall excellence in service and amenities. Industry pros and Smart Meetings’ readers cast their votes and each nomination receives a thoughtful review from the Smart Meetings editorial team who selects the final honorees.
Samantha Bernheim, VBCC Event Manager, is expecting! Congratulations on a new baby girl come March 2021!!
Jamie Mitchell recently participated in the Destination Southeast Digital Event. The platform Remo was used and a total of 18 planners were met with.