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Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

July 15, 2022

Dear Valued Tourism Industry Partners, 

I hope everyone is having a busy summer so far - it’s hard to believe we are halfway through July already! We’re seeing lots of activity as we move about the City and it's very exciting to feel the positive energy our guests bring from across the country. 

Regional Lifesaving Competition - A special shout out to Tom Gill and his team at the Virginia  Beach Lifeguarding Association (VBLA) for hosting the 2022 Regional Lifeguard Championships and the inaugural Junior Lifeguard Invitational earlier this week. More than 200 athletes descended upon the Oceanfront to participate in this unique competition which mimics life-saving scenarios and covers most of the acquired skills a lifeguard needs to uphold the duties of the job. Events include swimming, running, paddling, using paddle boards and surf skis, or a combination of these methods. Relay events include a rescue simulation relay, a sprint relay on the beach and the beach flag event. Read more about the event here and watch for result postings on the VBLA website.  

CVB’s Meetings & Convention/Services Team’s Director of Sales Meeting Scheduled - This week, the M & C/Services team is preparing to host the Director of Sales meeting on Thursday,  July 21 from 2:30 - 3:30  p.m. in the Atlantic Ballroom at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The agenda includes CVB Interim Vice President of Tourism Marketing and Sales, Kelli Norman, who will discuss the important work of the Tourism Team, especially as it relates to the international side of the house and the vital Canadian tourism market. Also, CVB Director of Convention Sales, Sally Noona, looks forward to sharing the much anticipated rollout of FuturePace, an analysis of the City’s meetings & events book of business and its pace over time. Industry partners have been sent registration information by email. For assistance, please contact Susan Claesson at 757-385-6647.

CBDA Presents SummerFest 2022 at Town Center - This concert series at the Town Center Fountain Plaza, brought to you by the Central Business District Association (CBDA), continues nightly from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer. For more information, click here.

Virginia Beach Hotel Association (VBHA) Offers Job Posting Benefits to Associate Members - Earlier this week, the VBHA announced a new benefit for associate members. All associate members are now able to post open positions on the VBHA website. Here is a link to a video with instructions on how to add and keep your information current.

Upcoming Events

As always, my team and I remain committed to you and our industry. Please let me know how we can assist. 

Nancy Helman 
CVB Director




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