Event Snapshots: TACVB's 38th Annual Conference

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    1. Richard “Gordy” Bunch, chairman of The Woodlands, speaks on relevancy during the TACVB Annual Conference general session.

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    2. Arabia Jewel, Katrina Moore and Lexi Bass.

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    3. Victoria Matamoros and Becky Gumm of AJR Media Group.

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    4. Elizabeth Eddins, Freddie Willard, Dean Conwell and Rebecca Woodland.

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    5. Bill Landrith of Sawdust Road.

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    6. Refreshments for attendees.

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    7. TACVB Annual Conference delegates cruising on The Woodlands Waterway.

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    8. Kara Stanley, Emilie Harris, Zoe Molina and Alisann Schweiker of The Woodlands CVB.

The Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus hosted its 38th Annual Conference from Aug. 3 to 6, 2015, in The Woodlands. There were 276 industry professionals who attended the conference, which included 25 vendors. The TACVB will hold its next event, Midwinter Conference, in Beaumont on January 19 to 21.

In May, Eatzi’s Market and Bakery hosted a preview party in celebration of its new (and first) Fort Worth location in University Park Village. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed wine and signature bites from Eatzi’s while mingling and shopping the new store. CEO Adam Romo, along with the rest of Eatzi’s team, greeted guests—as did Eatzi’s instore opera singers. It was an evening of celebration for all those who have long-awaited the brand’s expansion to Fort Worth, including meeting planner who may now take advantage of Eatzi’s group catering options.

 

The Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The property opened its doors in 1982 and was the first downtown hotel located south of the river. The hotel continues to provide modern and upscale accommodations for travelers and underwent a recent $70 million renovation, says Michael Murphy, general manager of Hyatt Regency Austin.

 

The newest concept to the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, a Sheraton Hotels & Resorts property, backYARD at Waller Creek, soft opened during SXSW 2017 in Austin. backYARD is Austin's newest restaurant, bar, and outdoor venue downtown, offering American cuisines with Texas flavors, a spacious outdoor event space, and house-infused spirits.