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Then you may be eligible for up to a $15,000 grant from the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Here’s what the CVB has to say about its program:
The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is happy to announce its matching grant program for event promotion for FY ‘14. The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that attract visitors to Tupelo.
The program calls for letters of request for marketing funds to be submitted by November 4, 2013 for events that fall within the CVB’s fiscal year 2014 that runs from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. A 30% match is required to request funding from the CVB and the CVB’s contribution is capped at $15,000.
Selection criteria published by the CVB focuses on scoring requests using five elements:
1. Commitment to tourism in Tupelo;
2. Regional promotion;
3. Soundness of proposed project;
4. Stability and management capacity; and
5. Quality and uniqueness of proposed project.
Congratulations to Neal McCoy , the executive director of the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau!
Today, McCoy was named 2013 Mississippi Tourism Association Member of the Year at the 2013 Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Tunica.
He is the current chairman of the MTA Legislative Committee, as well as a past president of the organization. The Member of the Year Award is presented each year to an outstanding member who has gone above and beyond for the Mississippi Tourism Association and Mississippi’s tourism industry.
The Tupelo CVB also received a Research-In-Action award during the conference.
The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today that Kylie Boring will join its team as Director of Marketing. Boring will officially begin work with the bureau Sept. 16.
“We are excited to add Kylie’s extensive marketing background to our talented staff, and look forward to utilizing the unique skill set that she brings to the Director of Marketing position,” said Neal McCoy, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director.
Boring comes to the TCVB from Journal Inc., where she served as National Accounts Sales Representative, managing key national and local accounts in Tupelo and Lee County. She previously worked at Philips Day-Brite as Associate Product Manager, and as Marketing Manager for XtraLight Manufacturing, a Houston, TX-based company. A native of Jackson, Boring graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and has lived in Tupelo since 1999 with her husband, Chris, and son, Van Michael.
“I am very excited to join the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau team to help promote and build greater brand awareness for the City of Tupelo,” said Boring. “My goal is to ensure that Tupelo is viewed as a destination for all travelers, and I am eager to contribute to the CVB’s mission to entice visitors to come to Tupelo and explore all that our great city has to offer.”
The class of 13, representing individuals in the hospitality industry, finished a five-part program spread over five months, covering the history and economic development of Tupelo; how to work with the CVB, including visiting all of the city’s attractions; social media, customer service and public relations.
White said Tupelo’s was a program that should be replicated statewide.
“I’ve seen ambassador programs elsewhere, but this is so much more,” he said. “It’s tourism driven. … there’s a lot of information that’s passed around and shared, helping to build the community.”
The graduates this year were: Read the rest of this entry »
Weekend festivities include a car corral, swap meet and live music by the Gents, the Bouffants and the Van-Dells at the BancorpSouth arena.
A car parade is scheduled for Saturday morning at 8:30 am in downtown Tupelo.
For mor information and a full schedule of events, visit the website.
The civil rights trail is one of three historical marker trails that will make up the new Heritage Trails Enrichment Program announced by the CVB and the city of Tupelo earlier this year.
The unveiling will take place at the site of the former F.W. Woolworth location in front of the mural at Reed’s Gumtree Bookstore in Downtown Tupelo on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The Heritage Trails Enrichment Program aims “to preserve significant pieces of Tupelo’s history and educate its citizens and visitors on the city’s storied past. ” It will “identify and interpret historical Chickasaw, Civil Rights & African American, and Civil War sites in Tupelo and Lee County.”
Today and Friday at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, you can provide video testimony about the All-America City. It’s a video shoot the CVB is launching for its #MyTupelo campaign.
Anyone can drop by to provide a short testimony on what makes Tupelo special to them.
Drop by anytime between noon to 5 p.m. today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Here’s what the CVB says about the campaign:
The #MyTupelo Campaign is designed to give those living and working in Tupelo the opportunity to tell Tupelo’s story from their perspective. Tupelo is a diverse and culturally rich town with a different meaning for every person. This is an opportunity to engage in the conversation that the nation is having about Tupelo, Mississippi.