Virginia is For LoversMeet with Virginia Tourism at the Prizery on August 19, 2009

Small businesses represent 95% of Virginia’s tourism industry, including retail, dining, lodging, attractions and events. Virginia Tourism and the Halifax County Tourism Department is committed to driving traffic to your tourism business! Want to pitch your story to our PR staff? Interested in what tourism grant funding is available? Make sure you are listed on, the Commonwealth’s official travel and tourism website and the local travel website. Come by during a lunch break and meet one-on-one with VTC’s marketing and development staff to target and reach travelers, the media and to increase your tourism visitation.
  • ALL visitor-friendly restaurants, lodging, festivals and events, attractions, non-profits and retail shopping are eligible, including entrepreneurs exploring business opportunities including B&Bs, hotels, motels; diners, fast-food and delis; retail wine, culinary, clothing, home , accessory shops, antique, art galleries
  • Attend a BREAK OUT Session at 9:30 & 11:00 AM, and 1:30 PM for Orientation, Grants & Customer Service Training
  • Get listed on and get in front of 5 million+ website visitors a year! – FREE
  • Bring existing ad & marketing copy, print brochures, images on CD and your current website address (if you have one) for evaluation and suggestions
  • Reach vacationing families, weekend getaway couples, business travelers & media to increase business
  • Discover possible local partnerships for increasing advertising and marketing opportunities
  • Let ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ work for your business and link visitors’ passion for life, food & travel with your business
  • Tourism is one of Virginia’s most powerful industries, generating $18.7 billion in revenue, supporting 210,000 jobs and providing $1.2 billion in state and local taxes to Virginia’s communities. In Halifax County, travel and tourism generates $36 million in travel expenditures, supports 550 jobs and provides over 2 million in state and local taxes.  Come and benefit from being a part of local and state tourism resources and opportunities.

Wednesday, August 19 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • The Prizery
    700 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592
    (434) 575 2543
  • No appointment necessary-come at any time!
  • Best times in the morning and early afternoon
  • FREE!

For more information:
Call the tourism office at 572-2543 or contact Linda Shepperd, or visit or

Wirt Confroy
Partnership Marketing Outreach Director
Partnership Alliance Marketing
Virginia Tourism Corporation

901 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: 804.545.5552
Web: or
Linda Shepperd
Director, Halifax County Tourism

700 Bruce Street
South Boston, VA  24592
Tel: 434.572.2543