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Tourism jumping in Albany

By   /  August 12, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Walter L. Johnson II While most of Albany’s economy continues to struggle, there’s one sector that’s holding its own: tourism. Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Lisa Riddle and Welcome Center Manager Rashelle Beasley say things are looking up for their industry, despite the ongoing economic downturn.

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Albany’s signature Rock, Roll & Weekend gets big kudos from Southeast Tourism Society

By   /  July 20, 2011  /  Business, Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Rock, Roll & Run in Downtown Albany has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for March 2012! We just received this great news regarding the application that was submitted in June. The event highlights all of the Downtown Albany activities the first weekend of March including the Mardi [...]

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Flint RiverQuarium names new CEO

By   /  June 3, 2011  /  Community, Government, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Sanders E. Lewallen has been named the new chief executive officer of the Flint RiverQuarium. He replaces Scott Loehr who departed in February. Lewallen comes to the Flint RiverQuarium with more than 30 years of experience as an executive leading both zoos and conservation and environmental education centers. “I am honored and privileged to [...]

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RiverQuarium luring in wrong fish

By   /  December 18, 2009  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet It’s hard to be critical when someone does something for you that is sincerely meant as a nice gesture, but it actually does you more harm than good. You just say, “Thank you,” and move on. In this case though, someone needs to point out the kindness of the Flint RiverQuarium’s offer of a [...]

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Chehaw unveils its new image

By   /  October 12, 2009  /  Business, News  /   Comments

Tweet Albany tourist attraction gets new look, new slogan and simplified, new name Nearly eight decades after Chehaw State Park opened its gates with funding from President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the organization is no longer being managed as a department of the City of Albany, nor is it named the Parks at Chehaw.  Beginning [...]

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