Winter 2015 Quarterly Meeting

  • 05 Feb 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 06 Feb 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Smithfield Station, Smithfield, Virginia


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Winter Quarterly Meeting

Join VACVB as we visit and explore Smithfield, Virginia!

February 5-6, 2015 at the Beautiful Smithfield Station in Smithfield, Virginia


Thursday, February 5th

9:30 - 10:30 VACVB Board Meeting

11:00 - 12:00 Legislative Update and Virgo Awards Help Desk

12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon and Member Sharing Time

1:30 - 3:00 CVTA, Coastal Virginia Tourism Alliance - A Regional Partnership That Works

3:30 - 6:00 Tour of Downtown Smithfield and Reception at Wharf Hill Brewing Company

Friday, February 6th

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 Driving Tourism Through Special Events

  • Gina Ippolito, Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest; Bourbon, Bacon and Beach Music Fest; and BOB FEST
  • Terry Rhinier, Smithfield Isle of Wight CVB, Special Events Coordinator
  • Theresa Earles, Suffolk Tourism Development Manager
10:30 - 11:45 Marketing, Branding and How to Come Out of Bad Publicity Smelling like a Rose, Not a Pig
  • Will Brunt, Smithfield Foods
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch and Member Meetings


Smithfield Station - 415 South Church Street - Smithfield, Virginia, 23430

Room Cost:  $125.00 per night plus tax

Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel at 757-357-7700 or by going on line and booking at  In the promo code section type: vacvb2015 to receive your special rates.

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