Biz Bits

...Calhoun Real Estate Co. BARRY WHITEAward/honor: Received the Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award from the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors BureauDetails: He is president and CEO of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Visitors expected to spend $4 million in October

...direct visitor spending, mostamong October events, according to a report released Wednesday by the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Augusta Sports Council.The CSRA Bridge Club's Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference, with more than...

Ironman pumps money into downtown Augusta businesses

...race is expected to top $4 million, according to figures compiled by the Augusta Sports Council and Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau.As in years past, September remains a busy, lucrative month for downtown businesses.Technet Augusta...

Rants & Raves

...some great news and foresight into the new businesses and locations. You should have a job at the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Or do you have one already? DON'T DISPARAGE diversity. If your color was the other way, you would wish...

Cindy Crawford

...chambers of commerce, Augusta Technical College advisory board for Culinary Arts program, Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau hospitality committee, Cater Source Magazine, Golden harvest Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Administrator...

Georgia tourism conference opens at Augusta Convention Center

...according to a news release.Exhibitors will provide information about their products and services. The convention and visitors bureaus for Augusta and Columbia County are working together to hold a modern spin on an old-fashioned "lock party...

Aiken fatality highlights golf cart safety

...and horn requirements to make the carts "street legal," said Barry White, the director of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau."If someone breaks one of these laws, our officers usually give a warning," Morris said of Columbia...

Riders brave heat in test run at Wildwood Games

...Championships."I think in terms of participation it far exceeded what we were expecting," said Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Randy DuTeau. "I think when you put on a first-time event there's always going to...

Tourism conference ends Friday with speech from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

...Representatives from state convention and visitors bureaus, lodging sites, tour...Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Georgia Department...marketing for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It feels good for...

September events expected to generate $9 million in tourist spending

...international festival will generate $8.97 million in direct visitor spending this month, reported the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council.The tourism payoff begins this week with the Georgia Department of Economic...