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John Poole joins Cabarrus CVB as new lead of Sales and Services Team

John PooleCONCORD, NC (April 28, 2016) — The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes John Poole as Senior Vice President of Sales and Services. Poole joins the CCCVB with a vast background and more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry including sales, management, marketing and operations.

“John’s experience in the hospitality industry is a tremendous asset to our organization, and we look forward to reaching new heights with him on board,” said Donna Carpenter, President and CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB.

Julie Hinson Earns ‘Travel Marketing Professional’ Certification from Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College

Julie Hinson Earns STS CertificationThree-year program recognized nationally for continuing education

CONCORD, NC (April 27, 2016) – Julie Hinson, Communications Manager with the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has earned her Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification after completing a three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Marketing College.

Hinson was one of 65 new TMPs recognized at the STS Spring Symposium in Baton Rouge, La. The STS Marketing College started in 1992, and 948 people have earned TMP certification.

“Julie began implementing practices learned in Marketing College right away and has elevated many of our organizations efforts in visibility, relevancy, advocacy and communications as a result,” said Donna Carpenter, President/CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB.

The STS Marketing College is a professional development program that for one week each summer turns the University of North Georgia into its own campus for tourism marketing.

Latest edition of Cabarrus County’s premier travel publication now available

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CONCORD, NC (April 21, 2016) –The latest edition of the official travel resource for Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Midland and Mount Pleasant, NC is now available from the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“The Cabarrus County Destination Guide goes beyond the purpose of providing information,” said Donna Carpenter, President/CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB. “It serves as a storybook meant to inspire travelers and residents alike, and it becomes a keepsake of their experiences here.”

Christmas in Cabarrus County


The colors of a full field of race cars come alive this season in North Carolina’s ultimate motorsports destination

(November 16, 2015) - Concord, NC - From an illuminated superspeedway to a laser light show in the hometown of a NASCAR legend, The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau invites travelers put a Speed City spin on traditions this year.

At Exit 49 off of I-85, the area’s premier holiday light show and the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas are situated less than a mile from 12 hotel properties—including one with snow showers inside the lobby!

Two new staff join tourism team at Cabarrus County CVB

Kristen Cranford Amber Furr   
Kristen Cranford Amber Furr

(September 30, 2015) - Concord, NC -  The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce Kristen Cranford as Marketing Coordinator and welcome Amber Furr as Visitor Services Manager.

“Driving visitation through an enhanced experience is our ultimate goal” said Donna Carpenter, President and CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB. “Kristen and Amber each possess exceptional skills that will help the Bureau engage with visitors in the destination and in other markets.”

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