Category - Events and Engagement

We have been sending invitations, emails and other updates these last few weeks about GRCVB's 2018 Annual Meeting , Thurs., Aug. 16, at the Raleigh Convention Center . Ticket sales are closed, so unless you already have a ticket, you will have to wait for the full report to be published online....
We hope by now you have seen the invitations for our 2018 Annual Meeting . It’s just a couple of weeks away, on Thurs., Aug. 16, 2018, at the Raleigh Convention Center , and will shine the spotlight on the results of the 13-month Wake County Destination Strategic Plan project. We consider...

Universal Access and the Arts Day

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7am by Karen DeSollar

One of the visitor service areas that we are talking about more often here at GRCVB is accessibility —making Raleigh and Wake County’s offerings for visitors available to people of all abilities. Julie Brakenbury, CGSP ® , director of services, dealt with the topic in this blog a...
For the second consecutive year, the GRCVB partnered with Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh and Raleigh Convention Center to tell the region’s story at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, March 11–14, 2018. The group exhibited in SXSW’s interactive...
It’s your last chance to secure a space at next week’s Wake County Restaurant and Hotel Job Fair. The deadline for employers to reserve booth space is this Wed., March 21, 2018, at close of business. And if early feedback is any indication, this is going to be an event that you are not...

Join Us at Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7am by visitRaleigh

We at GRCVB are doing our best to make sure our hospitality industry partners and other interested onlookers grasp the power of tourism in Wake County. We're talking about a multibillion-dollar sector of the local economy, directly supporting more than 25,500 jobs (in fact, there only 10...

Three Questions with Loren Gold

Friday, September 22, 2017, 8am by visitRaleigh

...about PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass You’re tri-chair of the World of Bluegrass Raleigh Local Organizing Committee (LOC). Who is on the committee, and how do members work together to make the Wide Open Bluegrass event especially happen? I, along with our other tri-chairs, Laurie Okun,...
You may remember a couple of weeks ago we told you that, according to our recent DestinationNEXT research, one of Wake County’s existing tourism strengths is festivals and events. And no wonder—in Sept. and early Oct. 2017, downtown Raleigh alone will play host to more than 15 events...
If you were at GRCVB's Annual Meeting last Thurs., we hope you enjoyed it, and we're also hoping you are looking forward to the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) process as much as we are. For those of you who missed the meeting, here are some highlights... Dan Fenton, executive vice...