Columbia Gas of Virginia is one of several groups that has enjoyed meeting in Fredericksburg. According to Gina Slaunwhite, the organization’s manager of government policy and customer efficiency programs, delegates deemed the historic city a “hidden gem” and many said they would like to return. “Columbia Gas of Virginia has served Fredericksburg since the 1850s, so I thought this was a great opportunity to share the city with delegates from across Virginia,” she said. She wasn’t disappointed. “The Fredericksburg tourism and conventions teams were terrific in helping to arrange meetings and offering suggestions for venues and restaurants.” – Association News, 2016

Fredericksburg’s central location and group activities appealed to Business Opportunities for the Blind as a meeting destination in 2015. Margeaux Egorova, the group’s education coordinator, was also impressed with Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The tourism folks helped us with everything at the drop of a hat,” she said” her group used the renovated Hospitality House Hotel and held an off-site gathering at the Bavarian Chef restaurant, located within a historic train station. Members also enjoyed a “Battlefields-to-Business” tour, which draws parallels between past battles and modern-day decision-making. – Association News, 2016

The Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia celebrated its 125th anniversary meeting in [Fredericksburg], an especially memorable experience thanks to special attention by the CVB and the Hospitality House Hotel. “They really rolled out the red carpet. They event made sheet cakes of our logo – without being asked,” Craig said. “As a seasoned meeting planner, I’ve only experienced this level of service in one other destination. The people I worked with at the Fredericksburg CVB were outstanding.” – Association News, 2016

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