Here you will find information about upcoming events as well as marketing, sales and promotional opportunities for ACVA Members to enhance your business. Be sure to check back often!
Make sure you don't miss out on this year's exciting events and opportunities. Renew your membership today. Like to pay by credit card? Click here for the credit card authorization form.
The weekly ACVA Member e-newsletter is a great resource for you with ACVA event details; promotion ideas, guidelines and deadlines; and updates on ACVA activities - plus Member-2-Member News. One example of the kind of info you can get - the complete article from a recent Washington Business Journal on how well Alexandria businesses are doing. Read the complete article here
The ACVA not only organizes events and promotions, but we also attend several held throughout the year hosted by other organizations (Destination D.C., WACA, etc.). Here is your chance to be involved and get exposure throughout the year!
Click on each title to link to a short participation form and description for each opportunity. Questions? Contact Meredith Kirkpatrick mailto: MKirkpatrick@VisitAlexVA.com or Anna Jones at AJones@VisitAlexVA.com
In 2011 Alexandria, along with the rest of the nation, commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. With a new webpage devoted to the Civil War in Alexandria, new marketing materials, group tour packaging and more there are many opportunities for your company to get involved and get visitors!
Civil War Media Gallery - Contains images and photos for use in Civil War-related promotions.
Commemorating the Civil War in Alexandria Webpage - Link to the Civil War in Alexandria webpage.
Hotel Package Form - Simply fill this out and fax/email for any Civil War-themed packages.
How to add an event to the VisitAlexandriaVA.com website - Follow these instructions to submit an event for the Civil War webpage.
Customize Key to City Booklets! Learn how to customize the Key to the City for your organization and Become an Authorized Dealer of Key to the City Classic and/or Civil War editions.
To download this photo, right click and select: SAVE AS. Select where you would like to save the photo on your computer and click SAVE.
If you would like your company to be added to the Civil War webpage, please email Merrie Morris or Meredith Kirkpatrick so you can be added to the category of Civil War. You must then submit a description specific to the Civil War at your location.
Now adding new packages is easier than ever! Load several at once and set different posting dates! For a step by step how to guide, < Click Here >.
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Did you know that as an ACVA member you can leave copies of your rack brochure at the Visitors Center?
Did you know that as an ACVA member you can post full-color copies of your Nightlife activities on the floor to ceiling bulletin boards in the lower level of the Visitors Center?
The visitors center staff serves as your ambassadors to the 70,000 visitors who go to the center every year for information on dining, shopping and seeing all of the city's attractions. Give these visitors the information they are eager for! You are welcome to drop by the center to introduce yourself and your business to the staff. Bring plenty of rack cards, postcards or other materials for them to distribute. Check out the events bulletin board on the lower level and supply Renee Cardone, manager of visitor services, with information on your events.
Questions? Contact Renee at (703) 746-3301 or at RCardone@VisitAlexVA.com
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Monthly lead recaps are now available. If you are interested in receiving a list of the leads that are generated monthly by ACVA, please email Llloyd@VisitAlexVA.com. These contacts are extremely valuable to both the ACVA and to our members. Therefore, if you solicit these contacts, please be mindful of the customer's time. It is always best to send them an email (rather than a phone call) so they can follow up as they wish to. Thank you!
Alexandria restaurants are increasingly using environmentally friendly practices, and ACVA needs to know about your activities for marketing and public-relation purposes. For instance, many meeting planners currently look for ways to integrate "green" practices into their events. Click here to download a form that collects information on what you are doing to protect the environment. It also gives you ideas of additional ways you can get involved in the green movement.
The form is two pages long; it collects additional important information that our group-sales staff needs in order to most effectively attract groups and events to Alexandria restaurants.
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The ACVA Board of Governors meets the third Monday of the month, except when that date falls on a federal holiday. To confirm a specific date and for the exact location of the board meeting, please contact Catherine Colosimo (703) 652-5364. The fiscal year 2013 schedule will be posted shortly.
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