- Last Updated on 11:48 AM 03/26/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Tuesday at the World of Sports in South Boston.
The event’s speakers are Elizabeth McLaughlin, Steve Gaylean and Wirt Confroy from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
McLaughlin is the vice president of research at Virginia Tourism Corporation and on the agency’s executive team.
McLaughlin directs all facets of the agency’s research initiatives, including estimating the economic contribution of tourism and in measuring and analyzing VTC’s advertising and marketing efforts for the commonwealth.
Her research assists local communities in developing visitor profiles to best understand who comes today, what they do, how long they stay, and what they were exposed to along the way.
Gaylean serves as VTC’s Director of Tourism Development, leading a division focused on strategic planning assistance, identifying funding sources and work with other local, state and federal agencies.
Halifax County’s own Wirt Confroy is the director of partnerships and outreach for VTC. He works with Virginia communities to maximize partnership development and leverage VTC’s marketing assets. Confroy also manages the Commonwealth’s Tourism Development Financing Program for VTC.
Awards will be presented to the “Chamber Business of the Year 2011” and the “Chamber Businessperson of the Year 2011.”
For more information, call the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce at 434-572-3085 or www.halifaxchamber.net.