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14th Annual Distinguished Service in Sports Award Luncheon

October 23, 2014 10:54 AM

Sponsored by the Alamance County Sports Development Council and the Burlington/Alamance County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, this annual event will honor Kay Howe, Dr. Danny Morrison, Tommy Spoon and Miles Wolff.

October 29 at the Best Western Plus
Buffet Line opens at 11:45am
Program begins at 12:15pm
Individual Tickets $25.00
Tables of 8 are $200.00

No admittance at the door.
RSVP to the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 570-1444.

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Council Approves Visitors Bureau Relocation

October 23, 2014 10:34 AM
Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:06 PM.

The Burlington/Alamance Convention and Visitors Bureau will relocate to the historic depot in downtown Burlington, paying the city $400 per month in rent.

The Burlington City Council approved the lease Tuesday night. The Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, including its economic development staff and department, will remain at its Lexington Avenue office. The depot is at 100 W. Front St.
“It’s of similar size,” said Robert Cox, vice president of the convention and visitors bureau. “This move was more about visibility and access. With what all is happening in downtown, it seemed like a good fit.”
The Burlington/Alamance Convention and Visitors Bureau will lease a 456-square-foot office and 210-square-foot storage room, according to a memo from Burlington Recreation and Parks Director Tony Laws. The space was previously used by the Burlington Downtown Corp. and has been vacant since it relocated to its second-floor office at 408 S. Spring St. two years ago. The space has an outdoor entrance as well as inside access to the remainder of the building.
The lease would be for three years with automatic renewal, and Cox said he’d hope the bureau would be able to move in by Jan. 1.
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The Acorn Inn of Elon offering transportation to Wineries

July 15, 2014 11:51 AM

In conjunction with the Haw River Wine Trail Progressive Dining on July 19, The Acorn Inn of Elon will offer transportation to participating wineries and overnight accommodations, plus a farm to table breakfast with Sunset Farms on July 20. The cost of the package is $99 for the overnight stay and breakfast, and an additional $79 for transportation. Individuals can purchase tickets for the Haw River Trail Tidbit Tour directly from the wineries. July is the month for a staycation here in beautiful Alamance County! Call 336-585-0167 or visit the website for reservations – AcornInnElon.Com Limited space is available.

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CVB announces 2014 Tourism Grant Program

March 26, 2014 1:38 PM

2014 GuidelinesForm2014 Application

2014 GuidelinesForm2014 Application

On behalf of the Tourism Development Authority and the Burlington/Alamance County Convention & Visitors Bureau we are pleased to announce that we once again will be offering our Tourism Reimbursement Grant Program again this year. This grant program is open to any Alamance County or regional organization that plans, promotes, or operates any Alamance County Tourism related event, attraction, or activity that is open to the general public and is visitor/tour friendly. Above you will find the guidelines for the program, an application and a copy of the accountability form that is required to be submitted with request for funds if your application is approved. All applications are due on May 1, 2014 and will be voted on at our May 28, 2014 Tourism Development Authority meeting. Notification letters will be mailed by June 4, if you have any questions regarding the application process please don’t hesitate to call Robert, at the CVB office (336) 570-1444.

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Burlington Courtyard Marriott Upgrades

January 20, 2014 10:19 AM

Burlington Courtyard Marriott Upgrades Guest Rooms, Suites as Part of a Total $1.4 Million Makeover

The Courtyard’s recent transformation includes new carpet, drapes, lighting, furnishings, and linens; remodeled lobby added The Bistro, media pods and GoBoard back in 2010

The Burlington Courtyard’s final phase of a $1.4 million remodel turned its guest rooms and suites upside down to ensure maximum relaxation in true sophistication. The first phase of the project in 2010 brought the addition of The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. and a transformative lobby along with major upgrades to the hotel’s fitness center and meeting rooms.

Visitors will see and feel a difference the second they step foot into one of 118 rooms or 4 suites with fresh carpets, draperies, light fixtures and wall vinyls. Comfy, thick mattresses with custom comforters, cotton-rich linens and plenty of fluffy pillows will ease guests into a sound night’s sleep, Up-to-date spacious desks and ergonomic chairs allow business travelers to finish jobs quickly and on time. In the separate seating areas, new oversized chairs and ottomans help guests relax while they watch their favorite shows on HDTVs or surf the Internet thanks to complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access. Other amenities include coffeemakers, ironing boards and mini-refrigerators. The renovation also includes the bathrooms, where Paul Mitchell products help visitors get ready for a new day or night on the town.

The Burlington Courtyard’s total refreshing makeover is part of Marriott’s commitment to provide comfortable and flexible areas for guests to eat, drink, work, socialize and sleep. That included the complete overhaul of the lobby, where welcome pods replaced the traditional front desk so staff members can provide one-on-one attention during the check-in and check-out processes. The addition of media pods along the perimeter of the new welcome center gives guests cozy areas to watch flat-screen TVs with personal remotes and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access. A Boarding Pass Station houses computers and printers to help ease transportation worries. The high-tech lobby also features a 52-inch interactive GoBoard where travelers can find current weather conditions, get directions to the Tanger Outlet or Elon University, seek the latest flight information and statuses at either RDU  or PTI Airport and check out the day’s news and sports scores, all with the touch of a finger.

The centerpiece of the remodeled lobby, The Bistro, helped raise the standard for dining with menus featuring seasonal fruits, burgers, pizzas, salads and sandwiches made from the freshest ingredients. The casual, café-style restaurant sports a large communal table, where families or small groups of business travelers can gather for a hearty breakfast or dinner, and comfortable bar seating so guests can sip on freshly brewed Starbucks drinks, a number of craft, domestic and imported beers and custom-ordered cocktails prepared by a friendly bartender.

Other highlights of the renovation include new carpets, vinyl surfaces and upgrades to the state-of-the-art fitness center with Life Fitness equipment featuring individual TV monitors.

For business travelers, the hotel is a short drive to the numerous LabCorp facilities and also to Glen Raven Mills. Guests also can take advantage of the over 2200 square feet of event space for all types of meetings. Whatever the reason for travelers to visit Burlington, NC, the complete renovation of the hotel in the heart of the Triad of the state will keep business travelers ready to go as well as offer vacationers updated comfort, style and technology.

About The Burlington Courtyard
The Burlington Courtyard has completely renovated its 118 rooms and 4 suites. The state-of-the-art lobby features The Bistro serving American fare. Other amenities include a fitness center, outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.  The hotel is near Elon University and other attractions and has over 2,200 square feet of meeting space for business or social gatherings. For information, visit www.marriott.com/gsobr. For meetings and sales, cybsales@1stcarolina.net; 336-585-1888 x 501.

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For reservations, go to www.courtyard.com or contact a travel professional.

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Country Suites by Carlson, Burlington, NC Announces Veteran’s Day Free Night Stay

August 19, 2013 1:00 PM

Burlington, North Carolina (August 19, 2013)—The Country Suites by Carlson, Burlington, NC located at 3211 Wilson Dr., today announced its Veteran’s Day Free Night Stay.  The free night stay is for the evening of November 10th, 2013.  All Veterans, along with spouse and children, can enjoy a complimentary night at the hotel.  Included in the stay:  Evening reception with appetizers provided by several local restaurants, a gift bag for each suite and complimentary Be Our Guest hot breakfast.

Reservations can be made by visiting www.countryinns.com/vets  or by calling the hotel directly, 336-584-1115.

Proper ID required at check in:   Military ID, DD-214

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The City of Burlington Joins Nourishing North Carolina to Provide Fresh Produce, Physical Activity for the Community

April 18, 2013 3:41 PM

Burlington, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has awarded the Celo Faucette Community Garden at North Park a $3,000 grant through Nourishing North Carolina, a statewide community garden effort making local, healthy food more accessible to people across the state. In June 2011, BCBSNC launched the program in partnership with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) to create or enhance community gardens in all 100 North Carolina counties.

“This grant will allow us to expand our garden so we can provide fresh, local produce for more people in our community and encourage healthy eating habits,” said William Gattis, Director of the Mayco Bigelow Center at North Park. “We are proud to be part of the Nourishing North Carolina network. Our garden not only provides healthy food, it also provides a safe area for our neighbors to work together, share a public green space and be physically active through gardening.”

North Carolinians continue to face serious health issues, and the state’s obesity rates remain at alarming levels. In fact, nearly two-thirds of adults in North Carolina are overweight or obese due to unhealthy eating and physical inactivity, which is above the national average[1]. Community gardens are just one targeted but impactful way to address health issues across North Carolina.

“Communities across North Carolina are embracing this initiative and rolling up their sleeves to help North Carolinians eat better and live healthier lives. This is important work that reaches far beyond the growing season,” said Brad Wilson, BCBSNC president and CEO.

Located in North Park at 849 Sharpe Road in Burlington, the Celo Faucette Community Garden began in 2012 with only five plots. After a successful community building day, held on April 6, 2013, 15 more plots were constructed. Planned additions to the garden include fencing, a storage shed, a children’s play garden and an information board for gardening tips. This garden brings low-cost “farm fresh” vegetables to the tables of our community members, some of whom may not otherwise be able to afford the luxury.

By 2014, Nourishing North Carolina is expected to ultimately provide North Carolina communities with 190,000 pounds of produce, which will enhance the nutritional value of nearly 150,000 meals. Just in its first year, the program donated more than two tons of produce to food shelter and rescue organizations across the state. North Park In Motion (NPIM), Elon University volunteers and the City of Burlington have worked together to create this functional and nourishing space for the Celo Faucette Community Garden and the community members for whom it will benefit.

For a complete list of participating gardens, visit NCRPA’s Nourishing North Carolina webpage at www.ncrpa.net/NourishingNC. Also, like Nourishing North Carolina on Facebook.

About BCBSNC:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.6 million members, including approximately 900,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 78 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute in 2012. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit BCBSNC online at bcbsnc.com.

About NCRPA:
Founded in 1944, the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization, dedicated to the advancement of the park, recreation and leisure professions in our state. NCRPA empowers park and recreation professionals and citizen board members through educational opportunities that enhance their ability to change lives and impact communities on a daily basis for the citizens of North Carolina. For an overview of the programs and services offered by the organization, visit www.ncrpa.net .

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Alamance County Volunteers Sought To Clean Up Bowden Branch Creek

April 1, 2013 11:42 AM

Burlington, NC – In an effort to prepare for Earth Day, Monday April 22nd two consecutive Saturday stream cleanups of Bowden Branch Creek a tributary of Little Alamance Creek will be held April 13, 2013 & April 20, 2013. This event is organized by the City of Burlington & the City of Graham to promote the protection of water quality, riparian ecosystems, and recreational uses within Alamance County.

Participants will meet for the cleanup at 8:00 am on either date at the Old Moose Lodge parking lot located at 624 Interstate Service Road, Burlington NC 27215. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, sponsor, or another method of support you can contact the City of Burlington at ebrodnick@ci.burlington.nc.us or call (336) 222-5140 to register as a participant. For more details on either event follow the included links for these two events:

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New Promotional Tool for your Event

April 1, 2013 10:49 AM

The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is implementing a new program to allow hotels and businesses in the area advertise to a larger audience. Beginning Monday, March 18, 2013, any news worthy events wanting to be promoted can be sent to events@visitalamance.com. Events will be posted on our social media and website.

Questions? Email meredith@visitalamance.com

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Country Suites by Carlson, Burlington, NC Announces Veteran’s Day Free Night Stay

October 11, 2012 10:57 AM

Burlington, North Carolina (October 10, 2012)—The Country Suites by Carlson, Burlington, NC located at 3211 Wilson Dr., today announced its Veteran’s Day Free Night Stay.  The free night stay is for the evening of November 11th, 2012.  All Veterans, along with spouse and children, can enjoy a complimentary night at the hotel.  Included in the stay:  Evening reception with appetizers provided by several local restaurants, a gift bag for each suite and complimentary Be Our Guest hot breakfast.

Reservations can be made by visiting www.countryinns.com/vets  or by calling the hotel directly, 336-584-1115.

Proper ID required at check in:   Military ID, DD-214

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