Welcome Jeff Anderson as new Executive Director of Virginia Economic Development Partnership
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors voted unanimously
to bring on Jeff Anderson — former Executive Vice President
for Global Integration at BearingPoint, a leading multi-national
management consulting firm headquartered in McLean — as
the new VEDP Executive Director. Anderson is taking over the helm
from Mark Kilduff, who retired this summer but agreed to stay
on for awhile as a consultant.
For additional information, visit:
New Phone Numbers
Please refer to the new phone book on VATC.org for the Richmond staff's new phone numbers — /phone/phone.htm
effective immediately. The new main number is 804-545-5500 and the new fax number is 804-545-5501.
is For Lovers Logo Use
The “Virginia is For Lovers” slogan is a registered trademark of the Virginia Tourism Authority (d/b/a the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). To learn more about how you can use the logo, please read the "Logo Use Policy" accessible from VATC.org, and complete the logo request form, which will be reviewed and responded to.
Welcome Center Hours
The Welcome Centers will be closed: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; Early closing at 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25; Closed New Years Day, Jan. 1.
Available for the International Market
Leads from La Cumbre and the Florida Sales Mission are available from Kimberly Petersen — firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Itineraries & Packages Needed
What do you imagine when you think of the perfect winter getaway? We need your suggestions for a special Winter Fun feature on Virginia.org. Plus, your suggested itineraries and packages will be highlighted in the December/January consumer newsletter, which is sent to about 75,000 people. Add your packages to Virginia.org by logging into the Admin Tool at www.Virginia.org/admin/login.asp. Please email your itineraries to Sandy Westmoreland at email@example.com by Nov. 11.
Reminder: VFEA Workshop — Nov. 10
Get the Ball Rolling: Create and Build Your Event is the topic for this year's fall workshop in Winchester. Please visit the Website for more information and registration: http://www.vfea.com
of Virginia Partnership
Soul of Virginia, the quarterly magazine, serves as the primary fulfillment piece and is available at the Welcome Centers for those interested in African-American heritage. If you are interested in extending your reach to the African-American traveler, please contact publisher Kent Ruffin firstname.lastname@example.org
for advertising information.
Virginia: Off the Beaten Path Deadline
The 8th edition is being updated for a 9th edition, which is scheduled to be on bookshelves in September 2006. if you have anything new or corrections on information you've already submitted — phone numbers, addresses, URLs, admission prices, operating hours, etc. — please send them to Judy Colbert at Jmcolbert@aol.com or 301-858-0196 by Feb. 1, 2006.
Be sure to catch VTC’s Fall TV spot featuring some of Virginia’s finest fall tourism product and The Dave Matthews Band song “Stay (Wasting Time)”. The spot is running nationally through November and can also be seen during select UVA and Virginia Tech football games!
Spring Coop Advertising Opportunities
For more information on upcoming Coop Advertising opportunities, go to www.vatc.org/advertising. *Small budget? Explore the “Buy Down” opportunities.
The following opportunities include the publication, publication date and deadline for participation:
Southern Living (Mar 06) Nov. 8
Leisure South Family Insert (Spr/Sum
06) Nov. 11
Leisure South Heritage Insert (May 06) Nov. 11
(Jan 06) Nov. 14
Group Travel Leader (Jan 06) Nov. 14
(Mar 06) Dec. 12 (First Buy Down Opportunity)
Country Living (Apr
06) Dec. 12
Group Tour Mag (Mar 06) Dec. 15
*Endless Vacation (Mar/Apr
06) Dec. 16 (Buy Down)
*Audubon (Mar 06) Jan. 2 (Buy Down)
Pathfinders (Mar/Apr 06) Dec. 30.
Great stocking stuffer! This flexible 3D molded magnet in the shape of the state of Virginia features the "Virginia is for Lovers" logo. Logo and state outline are raised. Actual Size: 3.75"W x 1.75"H. Price: $2.50
Go to the
Virginia is for Lovers Shop to order.