PRESS RELEASE: CVB Annual Meeting Announced

Aimee Cheek, PR Coordinator, 706-357-4543

Chuck Jones, Director, 706-357-4430


Athens, GA (October 3, 2017) – The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 17th, in the Athena Ballroom at The Classic Center.  The local tourism industry will gather to celebrate the importance of tourism and contributions of the workforce.  CVB Director Chuck Jones and staff will review FY 17 and discuss the Bureau's plan of work for FY 18.  Calendar year 2016 county-level economic impact figures will be cited from the recently released Georgia Department of Economic Development report.  The Annual Hospitality Awards will also be presented including the Classic Host Award, Louis Griffith Hospitality Leadership Award, Partner of the Year Award and the Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. of the Year Award.  Keynote speakers include Davis Knox and Mary Charles Howard of Athensmade. 

“We would like to invite the entire tourism community, as well as other partners that are invested in Athens as a tourism destination, to hear about the successes from this previous year and discuss what is to come in this upcoming year,” says CVB Director Jones.  “Tourism is very important economic generator for Athens and we are proud to represent such a diverse community of local businesses, artists and entrepreneurial-minded ventures that collectively make Athens truly unique.” 

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About the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proactive sales and marketing organization whose primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORKS for Athens, contributing $281.31 million in spending, 2,664 jobs and $19.04 million in local and state tax revenue in 2015.