I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing and safe holiday.
Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) recently updated their COVID-19 Industry Resource page to include more information on the following:
- PPE Resources
- Travel Research
- CARES Act
- State Agency COVID-19 Resource Links
- General Business Assistance
…and much more here.
And some good news!
Most of you have heard by now that Nancy Helman assumed the duties of Acting Director as of November 30, 2020. We are excited that Nancy will take a turn at leading the department as we work through our next transition.
Nancy is a 25-year veteran of the tourism industry and leads one of the nation's top sports marketing programs that has put Virginia Beach on the map. She has served thousands of event owners, and she proudly touts her favorite experience as creating memories for the athletes, families and fans that come to Virginia Beach year after year.
Nancy helped start the Virginia Beach Sports Marketing program in 1999 and since that time she and her team are credited with bringing more than 1.7 million hotel room nights and creating lasting economic impact. She has a BA in Journalism and Minor Sport Administration from the University of South Carolina and obtained the Certified Sports Event Executive professional designation from the Sports Events and Tourism Association. (CSEE).
We welcome Nancy into her new role and have full confidence in her success! And with that, next week’s update will be from Nancy’s inbox!
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