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Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau Named Reader’s Choice by ConventionSouth

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau has been honored by the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning in the South, with a 2013 Reader’s Choice Award. “ConventionSouth is a resource to many meeting planners,” Rashelle Beasley, Director of the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, [...]

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Local families to benefit from Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive

By   /  August 13, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Albany CVB & Terrell County Chamber of Commerce collecting socks to distribute to those in need Albany and Dawson, Georgia (August 8, 2012) – The “Odd Life of Timothy Green” that was partially filmed in Albany and Dawson will premiere in theaters on August 15th. The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the [...]

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Chamber, CVB shake-up: After the dust settled

By   /  February 1, 2012  /  News, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Written by Walter L. Johnson II   Almost one full month into 2012, change has come to the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. Such changes have recently reached the top, as Catherine Glover left her job as President and CEO of the chamber at [...]

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Exchange Club of Albany Learns about Albany Marathon

By   /  December 11, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Special to the Journal Rashelle Beasley from the Convention and Visitor Bureau spoke to the Exchange Club of Southwest Georgia about the upcoming Albany Marathon, which will be held on March 3. She stated that this event alone requires around 1500 volunteers to man locations such as water stations, road marshals, work the [...]

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Former Cheerleader in new role

By   /  November 7, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet   Written by Tom Knighton   Liz Gray was always described as Albany’s biggest cheerleader. Her role at the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau was a natural fit for the Albany native. Now, however, she’s opted for greener pastures as the director of sales and marketing at Merry Acres Inn and Conference Center. Gray’s departure [...]

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Riddle Firing a Mistake; Separate Chamber, CVB

By   /  September 27, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Ten years ago Bo Henry and I started discussing a street festival in downtown. Bo had just opened Harvest Moon and I had just purchased and started renovating my building Downtown. Soon thereafter Tommy Gregors and Thronateeska came into the picture. Just after the second festival Sara Underdown took over the CVB. Lisa Riddle [...]

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Downtown’s Riddle: Albany Convention and Vistors Bureau

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Who has been working in Downtown Albany now for years, is well respected, honest, hard-working, and non-controversial? If you’ve spent any time at all dealing with the issues of downtown and tourism development here, you know the answer. She is Lisa Riddle, Director of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB is a [...]

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