MAR 2018

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M A R C H 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 49 Annual CVB Issue! Sponsored Content WHEN YOUR MEETING SITE IS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. True, most meetings take place in … well, a room. But in Norfolk, everyone knows what's just outside those doors – a vibrant, edgy waterfront city waiting to be explored! That energy infuses your event from start to finish, business to pleasure. Discover more at 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 6 8 - 3 0 9 7 amed the #1 Favorite City in America in 2018 by a well-known travel publication, Norfolk is a city with vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of beautiful shoreline. Groups staying in Norfolk are accommodated in a wide variety of hotels, most of which are located within walking distance of the city's downtown meeting venues, shops, restaurants, attrac- tions, and nightlife options. VisitNorfolk has an award-winning staff who are ready to ensure that your meeting is the best it can be. Staff can assist with conference regis- tration, housing, event planning, photographers, caterers, requests to the Mayor's office and other local dignitaries, and much more. VisitNorfolk also provides meeting planner guides and promotional materials for groups as well as assistance with coordinating press releases and local media coverage. Norfolk recently welcomed the new Waterside District, a dining and entertainment district, located on the Elizabeth River. Waterside houses eateries such as Guy Fieri's Smokehouse, Rappahannock Oyster Company, Cogan's Pizza, Blue Moon Taphouse and many more. The city also offers new retail outlet shopping. Dine at one of Norfolk's 80 chef-owned restaurants or sign up for a pub crawl and taste Norfolk's craft beers. Navy buffs can engage in lively tours of Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval station and home to more than 100 ships in the Atlantic Fleet. Norfolk is also home to Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships in the world. And history enthusiasts can tour the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, the final resting place for General Douglas MacArthur and his wife. Located within a day's driving distance from two-thirds of the U.S. population, Norfolk is accessible from most major cities on the East Coast. Nearby Norfolk International Airport offers hundreds of flights daily. For more information, call VisitNorfolk at 800-368-3097 or visit the website at www. n Norfolk, The Heart Of The Virginia Waterfront N Donna Allen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Donna Allen has been the Vice President of sales and marketing for over 10 years. She and her award-winning team are ready to help you make the best of your meeting or convention. (800) 368-3097 VisitNorfolk

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