COVID-19 Advisory

N.C. is currently in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.
Face coverings are required indoors statewide.
For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More

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Author: Julie Brakenbury, CGSP®

Julie Brakenbury, CGSP®, serves as director of destination services for GRCVB, a role she has filled since 2007, and as 2021 president of ESPA, the Event Service Professionals Association. She is a veteran of both the hotel and CVB worlds and has a passion for visitor services. Learn more

You’ve heard us talk about accessibility a lot in the past. As recently as Dec. 2020 we hosted Episode Three of our Meeting Professionals Summit Virtual Series, “From Leaders in the Field: Practical tips for making in-person and virtual events accessible.” In that episode, we...
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....