COVID-19 Advisory

A “Safer-at-Home” order is in effect in North Carolina.
Face coverings are required statewide in public places.
For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More

Author: Julie Brakenbury, CGSP®

Julie Brakenbury, CGSP®, serves as director of services for the GRCVB, a role she has filled since 2007. She is a veteran of both the hotel and CVB worlds. Julie has a passion for visitor services and admits to keeping her eyes open for emergency exits wherever she travels and at any event she attends. Learn more

In our world of planning for meetings, conventions and events, hardly a week goes by that we don’t read another article on event security, attendee safety, active-shooter training and more. It’s a hard reality, too, that some weeks carry the news of yet another terrible incident....