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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree announces downtown Augusta policing unit

...Augusta's downtown is no different from other cities its size, the president and CEO of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau said anything that can be done to enhance a feeling of safety downtown will be a benefit."It's a crucial component...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-17/richmond-county-sherif
Biz Bits

...Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.Details: She is communications manager for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau. TODD HORTONAward/honor: Named the team leader of the month for Pollock Co. for January and February.MELISSA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-12/biz-bits
Restaurants ready for big business from Masters

...businesses as far as 60 miles from Augusta, said Barry White, the president and CEO of the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau."The week is often referred to (as) a '13th month of revenue,'" he said.Fat Man's Mill Cafe & Cater ing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-04-04/restaurants
Area Announcements

...information or to register, visit www.active.com and search Best Dam Ride.? The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the inaugural Wildwood Games sports festival will take place Aug. 23-24. Event registration and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-03-29/area-announcements
Business news

...160 people and generate about $726,000, according to a monthly report compiled by the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council.The Boshears Fly-In will bring in the most people, 12,100, with $171,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-28/business-news
April non-Masters tourism projected at $1.8 million

...160 people and generate about $726,000, according to a monthly report compiled by the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council.The Boshear's Fly-In will bring in the most people, 12,100, with $171...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-28/april-non-masters-tourism-
Area hotels booked up for Masters Week

...Research. Richmond County has 7,000 hotel rooms, Kobasiar said.A quarterly report released last summer by the visitors bureau showed that last year's hotel revenue and occupancy was up 10.3 percent and 4.2 percent from the 2012 Masters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-17/hotels-book
Rants & Raves

...for tours on Saturdays. But it is nice to look at. I do wish the city or the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau could afford to run tour trolleys.MY NEIGHBORS ARE anxiously awaiting the $8 million worth of cleaning crews as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-07/rants-raves
Augusta Commission candidates

...One commission term; chairman of finance committee; board member, pension and audit committee, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Augusta Arts CouncilFAMILY: Married with twinsMAIN GOAL: "To continue to serve the people like I would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-09/augusta-commission-candi
March tourism projected at $3 million

...100 people and generate about $1.1 million, according to a monthly report compiled by the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council.The bureau bases direct visitor spending on the number of occupied overnight hotel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-27/march-tourism-projected-3-