Summer 2013 Quarterly Meeting

  • 01 Aug 2013
  • 02 Aug 2013
  • Comfort Inn - Botetourt County


  • First two representatives from an allied member company are free as a member benefit.
  • Additional Allied member representative.

Registration is closed

Summer 2013 Quarterly Meeting
August 1 - 2, 2013
Comfort Inn - Botetourt County

Registration Open!

Come and join VACVB in exploring Botetourt County, VA.  One of Virginia's oldest counties is one of its newest delights. Discover for yourself a place of timeless beauty and abundant history. 

Daily educational sessions, breakfast and lunches to take place at the Greenfield Education & Training CenterThe center is a quick 5 minute drive from the Comfort Inn.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
9:00 - 11:30 AM - Board Meeting

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - National Park Service
Panel discussion moderated by Mike Litterst with panelists:  Elizabeth Paradis Stern of Richmond National Battlefield Park, Karen Beck-Herzog of Shenandoah National Park, Ernie Price of Appomattox Court House NHP

12:30 - 1:30 PM
- Lunch
Join a VACVB committee for a working lunch
Tourism – Led by Sergei Troubetzkoy
Professional Development – Led by Janie Lawson
Allied Committee – Led by Jo Dietrich
Legislative Committee -  Led by Ann Marie Maher
Conventions & Meetings – Led by Dean Miller
Membership – Led by Beckie Nix 
Finance – Led by Linda Sheppard

1:30 - 2:45 PM -A United Voice for Tourism
Legislative Panel moderated by Ann Marie Maher of Discover Prince William & Manassas with panelists:  Kristian Havard of VHTA, Judy Watkins of VTC, Kurt Krause of the VA Chamber of Commerce.

3:00 - 6:45 PM - Tour/Reception

6:45 - 9:00 PM - 'Party in the Park' Concert - Dine on your own options available at venue or you may opt to dine at one of the many local restaurants.

Friday, August 2, 2013
8:30 - 9:30 AM - Breakfast

9:30 - 10:45 AM The Power of Love: Modeling Cooperative Research Strategies for DMOs.
Presented by Tony DiFilippo - Visit Norfolk

10:45 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - 12:15 - First-Class PR on a Coach Budget
Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America ( presents a p
anel discussion moderated by Heidi Ketler, APR, NEWSource & Associates with panelists: Susan Caldwell of Access Advertising & Public Relations, Chuck Lionberger, APR, of Roanoke County Public Schools, Scott Ramsburg of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism and Jen K. Ward, principal of Blue Filly Productions.


11:00 - 12:15 - CEO Roundtable
(This session is intended for CEO's of CVB's only)

12:15 - 1:30 - Lunch - VACVB Member Meeting

After the meeting all attendees are welcome to float on the Upper James River. No reservations needed. Just show up with your meeting badge in hand. You will be able to kayak, canoe or tube. You should bring appropriate clothing to wear on the river such as swimsuit, shorts and t-shirt, etc. You may also want old tennis shoes or water shoes.

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For reservations please call 800-628-1957 or 540-992-5600 and let the reservation desk know that your are booking rooms in the VACVB block. 

The Comfort Inn is SOLD OUT! 
Comfort Inn - Troutville
2545 Lee Highway
Troutville, VA 24175-6327

There are several alternate hotels in the area:

Quality Inn - 3139 Lee Hwy, Troutville, VA - 540-992-5335

Super 8 - 446 Roanoke Road, Daleville, VA - 540-992-3000

Thank you to our host

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