Contact the CVB if they’re dat a distant destination or get acquainted with the CVB in your hometown and introduce your reunion. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Brenda Donald, Stone Mountain, Georgia, organizer of the 71st Donald Family Reunion, reported that Atlanta’s DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) found hotel rates, planned a welcome dinner, a special reception, African-American Heritage Tour and a picnic all within her budget.
The Kissimmee-St. Cloud, Florida, CVB was instrumental in making reunion details manageable for the Haeberlin Family Reunion of 11 children, 33 grand, 50 great grand and two great great grandchildren to celebrate the 70th anniversary wedding and birthdays of Cecil (92) and Grace (88).
The San Mateo County, California, CVB made a hit with the 102nd Ozark Infantry Division reunion by facilitating an impressive article about them in the San Mateo Times.
Richard Duncan, Greenville, North Carolina, had an ingenious idea to keep recipients from throwing out what some people might consider “junk mail.” Duncan had a rubber stamp made. The Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau mailed Duncan’s invitations and each envelope was stamped “West Greenville Reunion” in bright red ink. They used it on the second mailing and got great response.
The Tucson, Arizona, CVB has hero status to the Army Officer Class 15, “The King’s Men.” The CVB provided program and tours that went without a hitch. The frosting on the cake was a performance by the Tucson Hot Flashes, a group of senior women who dance liked the Rockettes!
Historic Delaware County CVB, Media, Pennsylvania, hosted four military units at a recent familiarization tour. For four days organizers of the 1255th ENG(C)BN, 21st AAA(AW)BN(SP)(KO), 17th Airborne Division and the 583rd Signal AW BN enjoyed the hospitality of local restaurants and visited area attractions.
CVB with guarantees!
The Northern Kentucky CVB has established the Unconditional Guarantee Program which provides a public apology and one day’s free rental at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center if you are not completely satisfied. There are conditions, of course. Reunions must be larger than average (250 rooms per night for three nights) and agree to attend a pre- and post-convention meetings. For information contact, Northern Kentucky CVB, 50 E RiverCenter Blvd, Ste 40, Covington KY 41011; 800-447-8489; firstname.lastname@example.org.