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Report from Dennis Edwards, February 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021, 8am by visitRaleigh

As we have reported in the past, the Greater Raleigh CVB received $1.25 million in CARES Act funds from Wake County on Aug. 11, 2020. The County agreement required the funds to be spent by Dec. 30, 2020, which meant we had a little over four months to create and execute a sales and marketing plan

Organic Reach Helps Us All

Friday, December 04, 2020, 3pm by visitRaleigh

You may already know that GRCVB was the recipient, through Wake County, of $1.25 million in CARES Act funding, designated specifically for post-COVID tourism-related recovery through Dec. 30, 2020. We have been completely transparent in how the Bureau has put CARES Act money to work, in
We have been reporting on GRCVB's launch of a comprehensive marketing campaign supporting area tourism's rebuild and recovery, themed “Wish You Were Here” (WYWH), in Aug. 2020. Through WYWH messaging, we are doing our best to persuade potential visitors (individual families...

Coronavirus Briefing from Sept. 30, 2020

Thursday, October 01, 2020, 3pm by visitRaleigh

Leaders in the hospitality sector and local community have been reporting when necessary by way of Zoom conference calls during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a summary of the call from Wed., Sept. 30, 2020 (or if you prefer to listen to the full recording, please find it here)... Dennis Edwards,
GRCVB’s Annual Meeting went virtual this year on Wed., Aug. 26, 2020. A full recording of the live presentation is available here along with a copy of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. We’re including a few of the highlights in this blog post, although there is much more...
If Charles Dickens had been choosing the theme for this year’s GRCVB Annual Meeting, I have a feeling he would have gone with "A Tale of Two Cities,”—it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Raleigh area's tourism story for 2019-2020 reads like a tale...