Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau’

STS names Museum of Natural Science as year’s best attraction

JACKSON — The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has received a Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Award as the Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year. The museum was recognized for its cooperative work with the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau and other attractions that boosted attendance, helped market the entire city and […] [...]

IBC means numbers, positive image for state tourism

View the digital edition of ‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) During two weeks in late June, dancers, instructors, and spectators from around the world will visit the state’s capital city for the International Ballet Competition, bringing their dollars and opinions of Mississippi with them. From […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON … Sophie McNeil Wolf

Sophie McNeil Wolf says she has wanted to be a writer since she was a little girl. “My godmother used to always say that I had to be the first to know it and the first to tell it,” Wolf says. “I’ve always been interested in people and their stories. I’m a creative person that’s […] [...]

Cackett high on potential for new tourism support program

Marika Cackett is the communications and public relations manager for the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB has launched Team Jackson, an initiative to bring stakeholders around the city together on a regular basis to share ideas about how to improve Jackson.   Q — What can you tell us about Team Jackson?   […] [...]

Challenges await new Jackson Convention Center manager

After two decades in managing arenas and convention centers, Kelvin Moore next month will step into perhaps his biggest challenge yet — making the Jackson Convention Complex the designation of choice for Mississippi trade and professional organizations that have long flocked to Florida for their annual gatherings. It’s not just the Florida sun and surf […] [...]

Q&A: Wanda Collier-Wilson, President & CEO, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Inviting the world Collier-Wilson rolls out Jackson’s welcome mat Wanda Collier-Wilson joined the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau as a receptionist during the agency’s third month of operation in the early 1980s.  She was named president and CEO in 1998, becoming the first African American female to hold the position.  She recently sat down with […] [...]

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