The Virginia Beach Sports Marketing Division Nominated For SportsEvents Reader’s Choice Award! VOTE NOW!

The Virginia Beach CVB Sports Marketing division has been nominated for a SportsEvents Reader’s Choice Award. Presented by SportsEvents magazine, the annual Readers’ Choice Awards are one of the sports tourism industries leading national award honoring excellence in the industry. Voting begins today and will continue through Friday, November 10th. Winners of the award will be highlighted in the January 2018 issue in the Annual Readers’ Choice Awards special feature, Sports Planners & Places to Watch (one of the most highly valued issues to sports event planners). Vote via the following link:







8th Annual Virginia Women’s Conference @ VBCC

The Virginia Beach Convention Center was the location of over 1,000 women for the 8th Annual Virginia Women’s Conference. This event brought women from all ages across Virginia to meet, network, hear from experts on a variety of important topics and gather resources from federal, state and local agencies.


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VBCC Wins CoVB Energy Champion Award

The Virginia Beach Convention Center staff were nominated and won 3rd place in the 1st ever City of Virginia Beach Energy Awards.  Our diligent and mindful staff of City employees and contractors worked together to save electricity and inspire a culture of environmental awareness.  With the benefit of new LED lighting and the automated demand response program, VBCC lowered the power supply peak demand by 15%, from 2,196 kilowatts to 1,863 kilowatts, saving $20,870 in electricity costs (Sept. 2016 – August 2017 vs the same year prior).  While the entire staff could not attend the event, the following staff members were present to accept the award from Mayor Will Sessoms (see attached photo):  left to right — Mayor Will Sessoms, Larry Mitchell, Les Tolson, Jim Shampoe, Kimberlee Dobbins, and Courtney Dyer.



CVB Honored by National Meeting Industry Company

The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been selected as a 2017 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award winner. The Platinum Choice Awards serve as a benchmark for premier hotels, venues, and CVBs, and is a valued tool and resource for the meeting planner community.

Following nomination by meeting planning professionals and a thorough review, the Smart Meetings editorial team hand-selected Virginia Beach as a 2017 winner.

Nationwide recognition of this accomplishment will take place in December when the Virginia Beach CVB will be included in the Smart Meetings Platinum Awards press release, which has a target audience of thousands of national meeting industry professionals.

Congratulations to the CVB Meetings & Convention Sales & Services team!

Feature in Huffington Post Québec

We are thrilled to share the following article from Huffington Post Québec.  This daily online news outlet attracts over 2,500,000 unique visits to their website.


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Eating oysters in Virginia Beach with both feet in the water.

Two thirds of the article is about the Pleasure House Oysters experience and describing it in great details including how we can bring wine for the oyster pairing and the educational aspect of the tour.

It then covers parasailing and paddle boarding as soft adventure experiences and then lists their favorite culinary recommendations including Tautogs, Esoteric, Swedish, Watermans and its famous Orange Crush and the Chesapeake Bay Distillery.

The article ends with a mention of the upcoming re-opening of the Cavalier Hotel!