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Category Archive: Hospitality Industry

  1. Hit the Links in High Point!

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

      The great state of North Carolina boasts an impressive 412 golf courses, with 66 located right here in our 12-county region.  The High Point-Jamestown area offers a mixture of private and public courses with one making the last as one of the top 25 most difficult in the area, according to the Triad Business Read More

  2. Why Travel Matters in High Point, North Carolina

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    Traveling. Good for the mind, the body, and the soul. Travel allows us to take a step away from our everyday lives to engage in experiences and make memories that can last a lifetime. In addition to the personal benefits of traveling, it is also an incredibly lucrative industry; according to the U.S. Travel Association, Read More

  3. North Carolina Craft Beer Month

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    What does craft beer mean to you? For many enthusiasts, craft beer is a wholistic endeavor for those who wish to enjoy not only the flavor, but all facets of the experience. But what is craft beer, who drinks it, and where do you get it? We’ve broken down all these questions and more to Read More

  4. Why CVBs Are Invaluable

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    When you think about visiting a new place, what do you look for? For most people, the answer is an experience. They look for the attractions and points of interest, restaurants and accommodations, and any other resources the area has to offer. A convention and visitors bureau is a gold mine not only for packets Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Cheers to the Beers – April is National Beer Month

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    For the second year in a row, April is officially Beer Month here in North Carolina and we’re celebrating all things beer. Come explore all of the unique offerings in High Point and around the Piedmont Triad, in one of the best states for craft brewing. As you may or may not know, North Carolina Read More

  14. The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    As trade shows, sales meetings and conferences re-emerge in a world of tighter budgets, they are undergoing a seismic shift. Today face-to-face group meetings are designed with a well-defined purpose and a commitment to quantifying results. A study by an event marketing association found that last year 70 percent of event planners measured the activity Read More

  15. High Point and Small Market Meetings

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    I was reading an article in Smart Meetings Magazine that small events are growing. Apparently, companies are no longer sending as many employees to out-of-town meetings to save on travel costs, therefore opening the doors for smaller destinations to host meetings that previously may not have fit the needs. This is great news for High Read More

  16. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau is “On the Move”

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    In an exciting announcement, we have decided to move our Visitors Information and Welcome Center to the High Point Chamber of Commerce building at 1634 N. Main Street in order to enhance the level of services offered to visitors. Our Visitors Information and Welcome Center is currently at 300 South Main Street. We will move Read More

  17. Top 10 of the Coolest Things You May Not Realize About the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    We are the only marketing organization for High Point as a tourism and convention destination and focuses on the critical task of bringing visitors in times other than the Furniture Market. We promote our city through our website, social media, collateral marketing materials, a statewide presence at tourism events and trade shows, an aggressive sales Read More