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VA-1 Early Bird Extended; Gov't Affairs Call Friday; Jim Wilson Joins VHTA

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  
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Nov. 15—17, 2015VA-1 Tourism Summit — The Early Bird deadline has been extended to October 15th. Early Bird Registration is $229. Price increases to $259 on October 16th
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News from VHTA

VA-1 Early Bird Deadline Extended

The excitement is building for this year's VA-1 Tourism Summit, and we continue to update the website with the latest speakers and event information. If you have not registered yet, don't miss out on the extended early bird deadline—moved to October 15. And don't forget to register for Sunday Night's Blues & Brews (& great Food Trucks) at Hardywood Brewery.  
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VA-1 Tourism Summit

Jim Wilson Joins VHTA as Director of Education and Workforce Development

Jim was working most recently for Pearson (our ProStart Publisher), and previously worked for McGraw Hill Education supporting Virginia and Mid-Atlantic Schools on curriculum and textbooks. Jim is a former teacher and VCU alumni. Jim and his wife, Gillian, who works for Chesterfield County Schools, live in The Fan along with their dog, Dempsey. The Association is excited to have someone with Jim’s deep understanding of curriculum development and the educational approval and purchasing processes join the team. Jim will oversee all our Educational programs including ServSafe, ProStart, and additional offerings as they develop. Ann Campbell will be assisting Jim with these efforts.

Worth A Read

VA. Tourism Revenues See Major Boost

The numbers are in and it appears tourism is on the rise in Virginia, yielding over 22 billion dollars in 2014. In Accomack County, Hampton Inn owner Tom Derrickson says tourism has been especially lucrative. (WMDT 47 ABC — 9/15/2015)  Continue Reading »

Dock To Dish Is Like A CSA Box For Seafood, And Some Chefs Are Eating It Up

Sean Barrett's epiphany came on a trip to Spain, sitting at a restaurant in a sleepy fishing village. "I saw these fishermen return in the evening with wicker baskets full of what they'd caught hours before," he says. "They just went straight into the back of the restaurant, and minutes later, the waiter erased the chalkboard and put up what had just come off the boat. I thought, Why can't we do that at home?"

Barrett, a restaurateur from Long Island, New York, had been thinking about the absurdities of the current state of seafood in the U.S.: Though fish is best fresh—and fisheries in the U.S. are more sustainable than much of the rest of the world—90% of American seafood is now imported. When he got home, he started to work on a new model for the industry: the "restaurant-supported fishery." (Fast Company Exist — 9/15/2015)   Read More »

Dock To Dish courtesy Fast Company

Attendance at Cycling Championships in Va Beats Expectations

Organizers of the UCI Road World Championships in Virginia are celebrating after pulling off the international bike races with no big problems and drawing more fans than they even expected. Meanwhile, some Richmond businesses said Monday the event hurt their bottom line and they're looking forward to the city returning to normal. Officials estimate that there were 645,000 spectators over the course of the 10-day event. (Richmond Times-Dispatch — 9/28/2015)  Read More »

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