Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dunwoody sets up convention, visitors bureau

Bob Cottle, DCVB Member

By Tom Spigolon of the Dunwoody Neighbor

Dunwoody’s first convention and visitors bureau faces the challenge of telling the public about the city’s numerous lodging, dining and shopping opportunities, one of its members says. “With all the amenities we have, there are a lot of things we have to offer people,” said bureau member Bob Cottle, a longtime city resident.

Dunwoody City Council voted to establish the non-profit Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody Inc. last week. Its members will include three representing the city council; the general managers of the city’s three hotels; and one each representing the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, Perimeter Community Improvement District and the city’s restaurant/retail industry.

The council last week approved the appointment of two of its representatives — Cottle and Mallard Holliday. The final appointee will be recommended to the council at its Aug. 24 meeting, said Post 5 Councilman Danny Ross. The chamber named Bryan Tate as its representative. However, the Perimeter CID has yet to name someone, Ross said.

The inaugural meeting took place today (Thursday) during the day and I was unable to attend (that pesky day job thing) so if anyone was there to give a recap, please do. Thanks.

The DCVB Board Members as I know them are as follows...

Mallard Holliday - District One Rep
Michael Menis - District Two Rep
Bob Cottle - District Three Rep
Robert Woolridge - Marriott Hotel Rep
Craig Hillyard - Crown Plaza Hotel Rep
Brad Sturgeon - Embassy Suites Hotel Rep
Bryan Tate - Dunwoody Chamber Rep
Unknown - Restaurant Rep
Unknown - PCID Rep

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