CHESAPEAKE, VA – Janet T. Wenger, a certified meeting professional for the Chesapeake Convention and Visitors Bureau, received the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus’ (VACVB) prestigious sales manager of the year award at the association’s annual conference. Wenger won the award as part of the association’s annual VIRGO Travel and Tourism Awards.
The VIRGO Travel and Tourism award for sales manager of the year honors an individual’s sales efforts whose destination greatly benefitted from his or her work. Wenger was recognized by the VACVB for her efforts to bring the Virginia Destroyers football franchise to Chesapeake for its 2011 season. The franchise’s decision to stay in Chesapeake resulted in an estimated economic impact of more than $738,000 to the city.
“Janet is essential to our team and a valuable resource for groups planning events in Chesapeake,” said Kim Murden, tourism manager for the Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau. “She is fully deserving of this honor, and we are delighted to see her work recognized.”
Wenger has spent more than a decade in the hospitality industry, finding creative solutions to meet the unique needs of groups and organizations. Wenger specializes in the mid-Atlantic travel and tourism market. During her time at the Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau, she has built travel expertise in areas of leisure, culture, sporting events, outdoor activities, education, and military and government affairs.
As a membership-based association, the VACVB provides its members with marketing, networking and educational opportunities to help them generate local revenue by increasing tourism in their respective regions.
About Chesapeake, Va., Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Chesapeake, Va. The CVB strives to increase travel and tourism revenue in the city by promoting Chesapeake as a meetings and leisure travel destination through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding, and convention and visitor services. The CVB influences thousands of meeting planner, group tour and leisure travel decision makers to visit Chesapeake each year. The city’s thriving hospitality industry supports thousands of jobs and generates millions in revenue for the city’s economy. For more information, visit www.visitchesapeake.com."
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