The May 2009 Tourism Statistics are now available online in the Members Only Section. Let us know if you have any questions.
Archive for July, 2009
By now you’ve probably heard about the terrible fire at Sal’s by Victor and the 48 employees who are suddenly without a job. For those who would like to help, a fire fund account at Chesapeake Bank has been set up for the employees and their families.
If you’d like to make a dontation you can do so in person at any Chesapeake Bank branch, or by mailing the dontation to the bank, attention Sal’s by Victor Fire Fund, 1229 Lafayette St., Suite 202, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Checks should be made payable to the Sal’s by Victor Fire Fund.
Also at this years Block Party all proceeds for the raffle prize (donated by ACE Peninsual Hardware) will go toward the Sal’s by Victor Fire Fund. So come out and have a great time with you fellow Alliance members and give back to your community.
Special thanks and kudos to our wonderful firefighters who risked their lives and did so much to minimize the damage. Thanks also to everyone in the Human Services Department for doing everything they can to help the employees in the aftermath.
Beginning this month, Meg O. Wagner-Diggs, founder and Principle of Centric Solutions, Inc., will be contributing a monthly article for our Business Education & Counseling page. Looking for advice, hints and updates on Human Resource matter, look for this monthly piece from Meg.
Be sure to check out this month’s article: “Are You Overwhelmed Trying to Find Qualified Help?”
Centric Solutions, Inc. is in the organizational and strategy business. They assist for-profits, not-for-profits and individuals assess needs and develop creative solutions targeted to meet their unique requirements. Areas they focus on are: Human Resource Management, Safety, Risk Management, Security and Registered Parliamentarian Services.
Meg O. Wagner-Diggs, PHR, the founder and Principle, has 15 years experience working in human resources, safety, security and risk management as a consultant and in corporate human resource management. Meg is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves on the board of Richmond SHRM and Easter Seals Virginia. She is a frequent contributor to the Richmond Times Dispatch and SHRM publications.
Meg can be reached at email@example.com.
I know you were all anxiously awating the April 2009 Tourism Statistics. Well…They are here! We have statistics for James City County, York County, The City of Williamsburg and the whole Historic Triangle. To view these results log in to the Members Only Page .
We want your feedback. How does this year compare to last year? How do you think the summer season is going so far? We want to hear from you. Let us know how we can help.
looking forward to your comments….
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This morning, the Alliance upgraded the America’s Historic Triangle display at the East Coast Gateway Welcome Center (located on I-64 East, at milemarker 213) by updating the attractions listing and installing two new brochure racks. These racks can hold about a box of our America’s Historic Triangle brochures each — totaling 720 altogether! Needless to say, we are well represented at this welcome center — which sees thousands of visitors each day! Please scroll below for pictures of the display — and try to stop by the center if you’re in the area!
More than 30 members of the Historic Triangle’s visual and performing arts community participated in the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance’s June 2nd Creative Arts Business Workshop and netwworking session, which was supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Topics included the economic impact of the creative arts; marketing concepts, publicity and promotional opportunities; and initiatives such as the Discover the Arts in Greater Williamsburg brochure and web site, www.williamsburgcc.com. Presentations were followed by group discussions about expanding awareness of the Historic Triangle arts community.