Sock Drive Story Picked Up

The Communications Unit is pleased to share our efforts to secure local media coverage for the CVB (both what we pitched to media on your behalf and what actually received coverage) in December 2015. Teresa pitched Hospitality for the Holidays to the Beacon & City Manager’s Update (appeared in 12/11 edition of CMU; Beacon replied it may run post-holidays). Teresa pitched Sock Drive story to Beacon/CMU (which appeared in 12/20 Beacon). Tiffany pitched CTA program to Inside Business. Jim Retirement announcement appeared in Inside Business 12/28:
http://insidebiz.com/news/top-15-stories-2015-no-2-departures-changes-leadership-landscape

Share your news with us stories@visitvirginiabeach.com and we will follow up with more information as needed from you.

DOS Luncheons Evolve

DOS luncheons are now evolving into the 2016 Tourism Excellence in Business & Leadership Series. Hot topic table discussions will be included to meet specific interests: social media, customer service, sales, digital marketing, etc.

Please save the dates for the following events:

February 18 – Breakfast Event

Meetings, Conventions and Expos: Best Practices for an Emerging Destination”

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Panel Speakers:

David DuBoise, President and CEO of International Association of Exhibits and Events

Michael Tarr, CMP and BIO of Helms Briscoe

Bob Hope, VP Meetings for American College of Surgeons

Bill Martin, VP of Strategic Development, Experient, Inc.

 

June 2  – Afternoon Event (3:00 pm)

“Scoring Big with the Sports Market”

Where: Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club (VBTCC)

Keynote Speaker: Jon Schmieder, Founder + CEO of Huddle Up Group, LLC

Happy Hour Sponsored by VBTCC

 

September 29- Breakfast Event

State of the Virginia Beach Tourism Industry

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center Ballroom

 

November 3-Breakfast Event

“Making Big Bucks from Group Tour and International Visitors”

Virginia Beach Convention Center Suite 5

 

For more information, contact Ron or Tiffany.

In House Video Team

Thanks to Bryan and Rubylee for assisting with bringing an in-house video production unit together. The following projects were completed by Travis in December 2015:

Videos:
Holiday Video Card
Staff Holiday Door Contest
Filmed the Rockfish Tournament

Photo Shoots:
CVB Give Back Sock Drive
Hospitality Party
Jim Magazine Shoot
Chuck Magazine Shoot

 

Virginia Beach Hotel Week!

The Virginia Beach Hotel Association is excited to announce its first ever Virginia Beach Hotel Week! Virginia Beach hoteliers are offering special discounted rates for guests the week of February 19-28, 2016 and August 21-September 1, 2016.

Each hotel has a different offer and only offered for arrival & departure on the dates mentioned. They will also feature special offers from their attraction members by offering special discounts during VB Hotel Week. Details are coming soon in the website for the attraction rates. Virginia Beach Restaurant Week will also be Feb. 22 to 28 – so lots of great specials/discounts to be offered to visitors and residents.

Please take a moment to go to the website to familiarize yourself on this new promo in case you get an inquiry. The website is www.virginiabeachhotelweek.com. On the main page, you’ll see the box for restaurant week and special attraction rates – just click and will take you the page.

Communications Survey

Thanks to the 62 employees that participated in the November 2015 internal communications survey. Based on your feedback, a 2016 internal communications plan has been presented to leadership team. We look forward to unveiling the plan February 18 at the Supervisor/Manager training, and then to the entire CVB team. Stay tuned!

Door Decorating Contest Video

We had a fantastic time decorating our doors this holiday season and we’ve seen some impressive efforts. Thanks to everyone who participated and we think this competition will definitely be back next season.

Thankful Thursdays!

We’re excited to announce a new annual tradition to help us get into the spirit of the season, celebrate a variety of holidays together, and most of all remind us to be thankful for each-other and all of life’s blessings.

We look forward to seeing you the next four weeks!