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  1. High Point Area Beer Scene Continues to Grow

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    You may have heard that High Point is growing. According to the latest census report that came out this week, we are ranked ninth in population with 110,235 residents. You may have heard that High Point is enhancing. With the fundraising leadership of Dr. Nido Qubein, High Point will be developing a multipurpose stadium, children’s Read More

  2. High Point Loves North Carolina Craft Beer

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    Last week I attended the Visit NC 365 Conference on Tourism in Greenville North Carolina. As the “official” craft beer enthusiast representative from my office, I was instructed to make sure that I attend the break out titled “Research Findings & Motivational Preferences of Craft Beer Consumers.” Researcher, Chris Cavanaugh with Magellan Strategy Group presented Read More

  3. Let’s Be Courageous and Revitalize Downtown

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    I would like to thank the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau board and community liaisons who attended our Annual Retreat last week at High Point University. These leaders are engaged and charged with moving the needle forward in High Point. Most of all, they understand that to make our city vibrant, we need to Read More

  4. Visitors’ Demographics Show Opportunity for Core City

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Our recent research regarding visitors to High Point University, and also furniture shoppers and designers who come to High Point year-round, shows that the demographics of these two groups are very similar: They are affluent and well-educated, with annual household incomes that average more than $100,000. As such, they have a higher level of expectation Read More

  5. Let’s Build On Tourism Impact Potential

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Last week, Visit North Carolina announced findings about the economic impact of tourism across the state. We are proud to say that the tourism numbers in High Point revealed vast improvements. Did you know that Guilford County experienced a 4.71 percent increase in 2014? We surveyed several businesses in High Point that are actively engaged Read More

  6. High Point CVB Unveils Vision for Downtown

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    The recent High Point CVB board retreat resulted in an overall vision which involves a variety of organizations across the city working in unison.  All of the partners and board members contributed to creating this vision. Not only were many of the ideas amazing, but they were truly beyond anyone’s expectations.  We unveiled this vision Read More

  7. High Point – A Soccer Destination

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    In the past decade or so, soccer has surpassed baseball and football to become the top youth sport in America, primarily because it appeals to girls as well as boys. About 270 million people around the world play soccer. In the U.S., you can find a soccer field in just about every town, because an Read More

  8. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau – Moving Forward

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve as President and CEO of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau over the past four years. During that time, our organization has undergone quite a transformation. Not only have we moved to a more prominent location, but we have also created a state-of-the-art Regional Visitors Read More

  9. 7 Tips to Keep Meetings Exciting

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    Many companies and organizations are currently planning for next year’s annual meeting. Keeping recurring events like the annual meeting fresh and new is no easy accomplishment in today’s dynamic business climate where out with the old and in with the new is the expectation for nearly every occasion. Events must evolve with the times to Read More

  10. High Point – Setting a Hallmark for Hospitality

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Here in High Point, we are fortunate to have 75,000 people who come twice a year to spend a few days with us during the Furniture Market. However, many folks who live in High Point don’t realize we also have more than 100,000 visitors that come year round in addition to those that come during Read More

  11. Sports Event Certification Enhances Ability to Serve Visitors

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    One of the best-kept secrets about High Point is the abundance and quality of our sports facilities. We have first-class baseball, soccer, tennis, bowling and gymnastics facilities — not to mention the new High Point Rowing Club www.highpointrowing.com on beautiful Oak Hollow Lake. To strengthen the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau’s ability to serve Read More

  12. N.C. Tourism Spending Reaches New Record – Good News for High Point

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Last year alone, nearly 53 million people experienced North Carolina’s incredible beauty, from our famous mountains to our incredible coast and our vibrant cities and fascinating towns in between. These destinations included High Point, the Home Furnishings Capital of the World, and a variety of other popular spots throughout High Point’s home of Guilford County. Read More

  13. Businesswoman of the Year – Mena Parrish Promotes Teamwork

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    The High Point Chamber of Commerce has named Mena Parrish our chairwoman of the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau and general manager of the J.H. Adams Inn and Hampton’s Restaurant, as its 2014 Businesswoman of the year. The Businesswoman of the Year Award is presented annually to a Chamber member who has demonstrated and Read More

  14. The High Point CVB’s New Preferred Member Program

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    We’ve recently launched an expanded Preferred Member Program to include restaurants outside the city limits and providers such as hotels, retail outlets, points of interest, furniture stores and other service providers.  The result?  We’ve more than doubled the program in just a few short months, with more than 60 Preferred Members who have gone through Read More

  15. Entering A New Era: High Point Opens Regional Visitors Center

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Today marks the opening of High Point’s new Regional Visitors Center, quite an attraction for visitors to our region as well as a source of great pride for those of us who live here. Its vision and purposes closely dovetail with the mission of the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development to promote Read More

  16. Small Meeting Destination – Creative Team Building Ideas

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    When it comes to team building, the now-cliché “trust fall” from many years ago is long gone. These days, team building can take many forms: competitive cooking challenges, spirited bowling matches, golf outings and arcade games. A 2014 survey of meeting trends shows that team building continues to be a strong trend. Destination Hotels and Read More