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Jefferson County
The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau To Host the 28th Annual Hall of Fame Reception
News Release
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

BEAUMONT, TEXAS -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Reception at the Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza at 3950 IH 10 South on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The CVB will recognize and honor the meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for reunions, sporting events and conferences during the previous year.

"The staff and I feel the Hall of Fame Reception is the most important event of our year because it's a time where we can share our thanks and appreciation with the local planners who work hard to bring their events to Beaumont," said Dean Conwell, CDME, Executive Director of the CVB.

The Hall of Fame Reception is a time for the CVB to honor inductees as well as extend gratitude to meeting planners for contributing to the success of tourism in Beaumont during 2017. After the recognition ceremony, the CVB will present this years’ Service Award to a local citizen who has shown extreme dedication to enhancing tourism in Beaumont. The Annual Service Award recipient is kept secret and revealed at the close of the reception to a surprised guest of honor.

Entertainment for the event is provided by Magic Lanny (Lanny Kibbey), A Houston-based professional magician and comedy entertainer performing stage shows for events and celebrations. Guests will also be able to have their picture taken at the onsite selfie photo booth provided by Oh Snap Selfie Booth, www.ohsnapselfie.com. Terri Scarborough, of Nine Plus Weddings (www.nineplusweddings.com), is decorating for the event.

Each year the CVB works diligently to entice groups, conventions and meetings to choose Beaumont for their meeting destination. Groups impact the local economy through hotel occupancy taxes and tourism dollars that significantly affect the economic development of Beaumont. Tourism dollars are "new money" brought into the local economy and groups of all types found Beaumont to be the ideal meeting destination in 2017.

In 2017, Beaumont hosted 108 events, welcomed 77 organizations and 57,844 convention delegates. The direct economic impact on Beaumont's economy from convention business is estimated to be more than $24.1 million* for 2017.

Events drawing the largest numbers of overnight stays include the following:

Southeast Texas Baseball - 2,853 Room Nights and 7,038 Attendees (15 Tournaments)

United States Fastpitch Association - 2,683 Room Nights and 6,890 Attendees (2 Tournaments)

South Texas Youth Soccer Association - 640 Room Nights and 2,275 Attendees (2 Tournaments)

Southern Black Softball Association - 487 Room Nights and 1,680 Attendees (3 Tournaments)

North & East County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas - 457 Room Nights and 168 Attendees

Skills USA District 7 Conference - 398 Room Nights and 2,200 Attendees

Texas Rural Letter Carriers Association and Auxiliary - 349 Room Nights and 250 Attendees

Great Plains Honors Council - 347 Room Nights and 390 Attendees

USA Softball of Texas - 283 Room Nights and 2,500 Attendees

Hot Hearts - 224 Room Nights and 6,500 Attendees

About Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB):
As the official Destination Marketing Organization, our mission is to promote and market Beaumont, Texas as a premier visitor and convention meeting destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city's economy. Learn more about our mission and funding at
www.beaumontcvb.com/about.

*The economic impact is calculated using a formula provided by the Texas Travel Industry Association.




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