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The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is committed to being one of the best destination marketing organizations.  Our staff performs award-winning work and is consistently recognized among the top in the tourism profession. 
Sedona Chamber SCC&TB Achieves Destination Marketing Accreditation - Sedona  Chamber

DMAI Accreditation. Reaccredited October 2020.
The FACVB is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International.

This accreditation indicates that the FACVB has satisfied the rigorous standards set forth by the professional destination marketing community.

 

Convention and Visitors Bureau Certifications and Awards

2019-2021

  • Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is Honored with Convention South's Annual Readers' Choice Award, 6th Time Award Winner, October 2020
  • Heroes Homecoming 7: Gold ADDY Award for Ambient Media/Single Event (Video) - Presented by the Triangle AdFed in February 2020.
  • Heroes Homecoming 7: Gold ADDY Award for Ambient Media/Multiple Event (Video) - Presented by the Triangle AdFed in February 2020.
  • Hope Mills Visitors Guide: Silver ADDY Award for Catalog - Presented by the Triangle AdFed in February 2020.
  • Heroes Homecoming 7: Silver ADDY Award for Special Event Material - Presented by the Triangle AdFed in February 2020.
  • Heroes Homecoming 7: Bronze ADDY Award for Calendar/Collateral Special Event - Presented by the Triangle AdFed in February 2020.
  • Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is Honored with Convention South's Annual Readers' Choice Award, 5th Time Award Winner, October 2019

2016-2018

  • Certificate of Appreciation -  presented by Pine Forest Middle School - May 2018
  • The Inspire Awards - Honorable Mention - 2018 Silver for Community Relations for Heroes Homecoming 5 - May 2018
  • The Inspire Awards - Award of Excellence - 2018 Silver for Events and Observances for Heroes Homecoming 5 - May 2018
  • The Inspire Awards - Award of Excellence - 2018 Bronze for Publication - Spring Lake Visitors Guide - May 2018
  • Destination Marketing Excellence, Gold recognition in the Best Leisure Marketing Category for the Spring Lake Visitor Guide - October 2018
  • Destination Marketing Excellence, Gold recognition in the Community Stakeholders Category for the Local Blogger Network - October 2018
  • Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is Honored with Convention South's Annual Readers' Choice Award, 4th Time Award Winner, October 2018
  • Good Neighbor Award - presented by Fort Bragg to - February 2017
  • Business of the Month - presented by the Hope Mills Area Chamber of Commerce - July 2017
  • Fifteen Years Continuous Outstanding Chapter Corporate Membership - presented by the Association of the United States Army - July 2017
  • Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is Honored with Convention South's Annual Readers' Choice Award, 3rd Time Award Winner, October 2017
  • SportsEvents 2017 Reader's Choice Award. Sports event professionals nominated organizations they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. 
  • Readers' Choice Awards for Best of the Best - presented by the Fayetteville Observer, October 2016.
  • Samuel Council Chapter, Gold Club Member 2016 - presented by the Officers and Members of the Samual Council Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Pine Forest Middle School for partnering during Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

2013-2015

  • Cape Fear Heroes Certificate of Appreciation - in grateful appreciation for your service to the Cape Fear Heroes as an outstanding Platinum Sponsor. 2015
  • 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association President's Award - The FACVB received this award for extraordinary support during the Just Cause, Panama 25th Anniversary. 2015
  • Pine Forest Middle School Certificate of Appreciation - For outstanding contributions and partnership during Teacher Appreciation Week. 2015
  • The Samuel Council Chapter of the 555th PIA Gold Club Membership Certificate - For financial contribution which enabled the chapter to accomplish the high standards of the organization through scholarships. 2014
  • Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council Certificate of Appreciate - For support as a Bronze Sponsor of the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. 2014
  • North Carolina High School Athletic Association Contributor Award - In recognition of your support as a Host City Sponsor and Supporter of the Eastern Regional Basketball Tournament. 2014
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Award -The FACVB's Cumberland County Cultural Heritage Trails Guide nabbed the award in the Best Niche Marketing Piece category. The FACVB developed the guide in collaboration with the City View Magazine of Fayetteville. The Republik of Durham, NC designed the Cultural Heritage Trails. 2013

2010-2012

  • Task Force Bragg III Support Award
    The Army's Army and the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau received an award at the Task Force Bragg III Awards Ceremony for support for Fort Bragg during the Corps deployment. 2012
  • Professional in Destination Management
    Destination Marketing Association International acknowledged the professional achievement of Melody Foote, the Director of Communications for successful completion of the Professional in Destination Management Certificate Program. 2011
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards - Destination Marketing Association of NC 2010
    Gold Award - Fayetteville Area Destination Guide - Best Visitor Guide
    Gold Award - Cultural Heritage Trails Guide - Best Niche Marketing Piece 
  • Awesome Innovation Award 2010
    Destination Marketing Association of NC 
    Excellence in Workforce Development - College of Patriotic Arts & Sciences 
  • STS Top 20 events, Southeast Tourism Society
    2010 Dogwood Festival
    2010 Operation Celebrate Freedom 

2007-2009

  • Destination Champion 2009
    Destination Marketing Association International
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards 2009 
    Destination Marketing Association of NC 
    Platinum Award - Business Plan
  • Awesome Innovation Award 2009
    Destination Marketing Association of NC 
    Excellence in Workforce Development - Fayetteville Area Ambassador Program
    Best Local Stakeholder Relationships - Monthly Army Community Services Presentation
  • Destination Marketing Accreditation Program 2008
    FACVB receives DMAP accreditation through Destination Marketing Association International. This means the CVB meets or exceeds the performance and reporting standards outlined by DMAI.
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards 2008, Destination Marketing Association of NC (formerly NCACVB)
    Platinum Award - Best Local Constituent Communications - 2007/2008 Business Plan
    Platinum Award - Advertising - Group Advertising Program
  • Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 events - 2008 International Folk Festival
  • Awesome Innovation Award Destination Marketing Association of NC (formerly NCACVB) 2008
    Best Bureau Community Relationships - Welcome Center Marketing Committee
  • Addy Awards Raleigh-Durham Chapter 2007
    Silver: Print Campaign
    Silver: Military Groups Direct Mail
    Silver: Direct Mail Campaign
  • Bronze Adrian Award from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International 2007
    Category: Advertising  Sub-category: Positioning Advertising Campaign
  • STS Top 20 events 
    2007 Dogwood Festival
    2007 Operation Celebrate Freedom
    2007 International Folk Festival
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards North Carolina Association of CVBs 2007
    Platinum Award - Best Destination Marketing Initiative - Brand Standards Guide
    Platinum Award - Best Niche Marketing Piece
  • Awesome Innovation Awards North Carolina Association of CVBs 2007
    Best Stakeholder Relationships - Hospitality Training Program
    Best Bureau Community Partnerships - Education Reception

2004-2006

  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus 2006
    Platinum Award ~ Best Newsletter/Constituent Communication ~ Freedom Flyer
    Platinum Award ~ Best Destination Marketing Initiative ~ E-Marketing Program
    Gold Award ~ Best Destination Marketing Initiative ~ I95 Billboards
  • Preserve America Designation / Fayetteville, NC - Preserve America Communities and Neighborhoods 2006
  • STS Top 20 events 2006
    2006 Dogwood Festival
    2006 International Folk Festival
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus 2005
    Gold Award - Destination Marketing Initiative ~ Golf Marketing Plan
  • STS Top 20 events 2005
    2005 International Folk Festival
  • Awesome Innovations Awards North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus 2005
    Local Stakeholder Relations - Community Branding
    Community Partnerships - Tourist TV
  • Readers Choice Award Convention South Magazine 2004
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus 2004
    Platinum Award ~ Website ~ www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com
    Gold Award ~ Publications~ Fayetteville Area Destination Guide

2001-2003

  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus 2003
    Platinum Award ~ Public Relations ~ "Festival of Flight Celebrates History & Future of Aviation"
    Gold Award ~ Trade Print Advertising Campaign ~ "Something's Going on in Fayetteville..."
  • RISING STAR AWARD North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus 2002
  • Destination Marketing Achievement Awards North Carolina Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus 2002
    Gold Award ~ Trade Print Advertising Campaign ~ "Fayetteville's Got Bragging Rights"
  • Shining Example Award/ Bureau of the Year Southeast Tourism Society 2001

Current Staff Certifications and Awards

ANGIE BRADY, DIRECTOR OF TOURISM MARKETING
  • Forty for the Future: Travel's Leading Talent project chose Angela Brady as a member of the inaugural class of 2012. 
KELLY BRILL, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Certified Professional - August 2020

 

MELODY FOOTE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
  • Certified Simpleview Meeting Sales Mentor, Issued January 2021
  • Certified Simpleview Consumer/Inventory Mentor, Issued January 2021 and is now certified as a Simpleview Certified Master
  • Certified Simpleview Member/Partner Mentor, Issued November 2020
  • Advanced Google Analytics Certification, Issued July 2020
  • Google Analytics for Beginners Certification, Issued April 2020
  • Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) Credentials from the Destination Marketing Association International - 2014
DAVID NASH, DIRECTOR IT AND DATA MANAGEMENT
  • Certified Simpleview Consumer/Inventory Mentor, Issued January 2021 and is now certified as a Simpleview Certified Master
  • Certified Simpleview Member/Partner Mentor, Issued September 2020
  • Certified Simpleview CMS Mentor, Issued September 2019
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