Summer Quarterly Meeting
July 24-25, 2014
Newport News Marriott at City Center 

Registration Open!

Join VACVB as we visit and explore Newport News!


The VIRGO Awards, which are given at VACVB's annual award meeting, are split into numerous categories and a good number of nominations were submitted for consideration this year. The awards are determined based on the quality of the submission, economic efficiency, quality, and the economic or community impact. The winners of the 2014 VIRGO Awards for their respective categories are listed below. Our continued thanks to Tubby Kubick from Chocklett Press for helping us find judges each year. (read the full press release)


2014 Virgo Award Winners

  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget UNDER $1 million: Combination: Abingdon CVB for “It’s Always Play Time in Abingdon”
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget UNDER $1 million: Online & eMarketing: Staunton CVB for their Online & E-Marketing Campaign
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget OVER $1 million: Combination: Visit Fairfax: Historical Figures Campaign
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget OVER $1 million: BROADCAST: Charlottesville Albemarle CVB - CACVB Videos & Radio Commercials
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget OVER $1 million: INTERACTIVE: for Discover Prince William & Manassas Launches
  • Heritage Tourism: Halifax County Department of Tourism: Halifax County Herritage and Antique Machinery Festival
  • Public Relations Initiative: Visit Fairfax: Ambassador Program
  • Regional Marketing Initiative: Virginia By Rail campaign – Visit Norfolk, Richmond Region Tourism, Discover Prince William & Manassas, and Fredericksburg Area Tourism
  • Visitor Center of the Year: Halifax County Tourism Department for their amazing new visitor center!
  • Sales Manager/Team of the Year: Virginia Beach CVB for Virginia Beach’s Sports Marketing Campaign
  • Visitor Center Manager of the Year: Kevin Sary of Suffolk Division of Tourism
  • DMO Rising Star: Tracy Kellum, Charlottesville Albemarle CVB
  • Peer Selected “Best in Show”: Staunton CVB for their Online & E-Marketing Campaign




VDP Certification Program

The Virginia Destination Professional (VDP) certification program is a Virginia-centric, DMO professional, individual certification that provides opportunities for CVB staff to both invest in their development as well as be recognized by their community and peers. 


Spring Meeting in Loudoun County

We had a great time exploring Loudoun County in the beautiful month of April. We had a tour of the Salamander Resort and a brewery tour through Loudoun. The sessions included the Middleburg Film Festival, Richmond 2015, the beer tour study, VHTA legislative update, CEO Roundtable,  and the Virgo Award Recognition Ceremony.


A special thanks to our Spring Meeting host:



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