See What’s Happening at the VIC!

  • The VIC staff along with a few CVB staff recently went on a walking tour of the ViBe District.  They saw all the new murals featured on the new and easy one-mile walking tour for the ViBe District.  They learned a lot and was an educational experience for everyone.

  • Another news…  Peggy Breslin from our Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park received from the Virginia State Parks the “Focus of Excellence” certificate.  She was recognized for her excellent customer service skills  and contribution to the success of Virginia State Parks.  Congratulations to Peggy for this well-deserved recognition!



Foundations for New Supervisors Graduates

Maria Aragon, Acting Manager of the Visitor Information Center, and Robin Moore-Hall, Operations Supervisor at the Virginia Beach Convention Center both graduated from the week-long Foundations for New Supervisors course on February 16, 2018. 


Please be aware that we must discontinue our use of Ungerboeck at the TOWNE BANK BUILDING by the close of business on 10/10/17.

Our EBMS data will be delivered to Simpleivew by 9am EST on 10/11/17.

This will give them ample time to complete the final data import prior to our on-site training scheduled to take place during the week of 10/16/17.

I’m counting on you to spread the word.

Congratulations, Maria!

Please join the Tourism Team in Congratulating Maria Aragon on winning the Public Service Award at the 2017 National Hospitality Awards Luncheon.  The award appropriately reflects the endless hours you have dedicated to your job and the quality of work delivered.  Your attention to detail and communication skills are to be commended!

On behalf of our team and the VBCVB, we wish you unlimited success in the future.

Ron, Kelli, Jim, Scott, Lorri and Audra

New Tickets for Sale – Fringe – VA Arts Festival

Team VIC,

 The CVB is partnering with the Virginia Arts Festival and is now selling tickets for the following concerts:

  • Town Mountain Band
    Friday, May 12
  • Red Baraat
    Saturday, May 13

Cost$21.00 (includes $1 service fee) No credit card sales. Prefer cash; however, will accept check with phone number on check.

 Attached is a copy of the front and back of the ticket. For reference, the band name and GA number are highlighted in yellow.

 The VIC has a total of 100 tickets for each concert. There are two bags (50 tickets per bag) in the front drawer. One bag marked Friday (Blue cover sheet) & one marked Saturday (White cover sheet.)

 Each ticket has a unique GA number. Please record the person’s name, method of payment (Cash or Check#,) Staff Initials and Date Sold next to the GA number on the sheet provided.

 The Front Desk person (right counter/non-POS station) will be in charge of selling tickets. The morning Front Desk person will need to get tickets out of the safe and the afternoon Front Desk person at the end of the day (5p) will place bags in the safe. If extra tickets are needed please contact Scott or Maria.

 Here is a link to event site:

 Virginia Arts Festival brings Fringe Fest to Virginia Beach on May 12th and 13th! This two-day evening concert series features live music from up-and-coming bluegrass and jazz bands, food trucks, craft beers and more.

When –

  • Friday (5/12) night (8p) entertainment features Town Mountain Band described as “100-proof bluegrass with a honky-tonk chaser,” this hard-charging band from Asheville NC has fans and music critics raving!
  • Saturday (5/13) night (8p) features Red Baraat “The best party band in years” (NPR) drives fans wild with their blend of jazz, hiphop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra.

Location – Fringe concerts take place in a large tent in ViBe Park—the lot on Cypress Ave between the Virginia Beach Library and Wareing’s Gym plaza.

 Thank you all for your help in promoting this event.

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!

A member of our CVB family needs our help!

VIC Assistant, Shellie Shallis (pictured: right), lives in Windsor Woods and was forced from her home by the devastating impacts of Hurricane Matthew. She is currently living in her family camper with 5 other adults who were also impacted, where they are only able to use the bathroom in the house for showers. Thankfully, Shellie has flood insurance so the house is being repaired, but restoration is expected to take 2-4 months.

For food, Shellie uses an outside grill and is forced to stop at the grocery store every other day since she has no storage space.

What can we do to help?

What: Donations of Food and Cash will be accepted for Shellie and her family

  • Canned Fruit and Vegetables (low sodium)
  • Mac and cheese, soups, noodles and other non-perishables
  • Bottled water (16oz. and gallon)
  • Gift Cards (Kroger, Harris Teeter, Food Lion)
  • Cash

Where: Donations can be given to Brande Rumpf, in the Town Bank Building, or Scott Warren, in the Visitor Information Center
When:  Tuesday, October 25 – Friday, November 11