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1919 Commerce Drive, Ste 290, Hampton, Virginia, 23666
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By Holly Woolard
March 05, 2013
Tired of the same old script? Meeting planners who are looking for new and exciting places to stage meetings and events should consider borrowing a few ideas from the film industry’s scouting report on Virginia. Academy Award-nominated Lincoln is the latest, greatest film to feature the state’s scenic landscapes and historic venues that date back to America’s infancy. Predominantly shot in Richmond in 2011, Steven Spielberg’s insightful masterpiece has already inspired the Lincoln Movie Trail (see sidebar) to celebrate and capitalize on the movie’s success.
By Nikki Glouderman
January 29, 2013
In planning the National Aboriginal Housing Association’s 18th Annual Conference, Wendy Sears, co-owner of Lewis & Sears Marketing & Event ManIagement, sought a destination that would allow her to bring the event theme, “Sustainability & Growth – Innovation and Growth in Aboriginal Strategies,” to life.
By Nikki Gloudeman
February 28, 2012
In many ways, Virginia seems untethered to time. Bucolic landscapes give way to brick manses graced with Corinthian columns and teeming with antique furnishings. Cobblestone streets from the 1700s are lined with mom-and-pop shops that invite guests to leave hurry at the door. And most of the popular attractions are heavy with historic gravitas, from Thomas Jefferson’s grand home to Civil War battlefields.
By Talia Salem
July 26, 2011
The Civil War began 150 years ago on April 12, 1861 with shots fired at Fort Sumter, S.C. This battle, and the subsequent skirmishes of the war, changed our nation and personal freedoms forever. Today, this history comes back to life as the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states commemorate the sesquicentennial of this country-altering period in our collective history.
By Julie Keller
October 01, 2010
The Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. is a treasure trove of historical cities, charming river hamlets and blissful beachy towns.
Learn about Virginia for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Virginia has a rich history. It is, for example, home to Jamestown, the first prosperous English colony. No matter where you go in the state, it is hallowed ground of some sort. Preservation is seen throughout small and big towns, and has led to a blend of four centuries of architecture.
In addition to history, the state also offers myriad distinct experiences, from the urban environment of metropolitan DC and verdant countryside of Loudoun County to the maritime-centric Norfolk and bustling capital city of Richmond. Virginia has 35 state parks, including the impressive Shenandoah National Park with vistas, waterfalls, woods and Blue Ridge Mountains. The Shenandoah Valley also marks 10 battlefields from the Civil War that are part of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District. Plus, the state is easily accessible.