Two new staff join tourism team at Cabarrus County CVB

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(September 30, 2015) – Concord, NC –  The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce Kristen Cranford as Marketing Coordinator and welcome Amber Furr as Visitor Services Manager.

“Driving visitation through an enhanced experience is our ultimate goal,” said Donna Carpenter, President and CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB. “Kristen and Amber each possess exceptional skills that will help the Bureau engage with visitors in the destination and in other markets.”

Kristen Cranford joins the Bureau as Marketing Coordinator, a new position added to support the marketing efforts of the CVB team. With experience in customer service and marketing, Kristen most recently served as Production/Account Manager for Concord-based Walker Marketing, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and minored in Communications/Public Relations.

Prior to joining the Bureau’s team, Amber Furr held positions in Human Resources and Customer Service at Bass Pro Shops in Concord where she founded and coordinated the Outdoor Kids Club program. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree from Central Piedmont Community College. In her role as Visitor Services Manager, Furr will oversee operations of the Cabarrus County Visitor Center and manage off-site event logistics to represent Cabarrus County at many local and regional events.

The Cabarrus County Visitor Center is located at 10099 Weddington Road, Suite 102 in Concord, North Carolina, 28027. For more information, including hours of operation go to


About the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau
As a destination marketing organization, the CCCVB is dedicated to promoting Cabarrus County as a visitor destination and enhancing the complete visitor experience. We also represent and support the interests of the local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. In 2014, tourism generated $400.3 million in visitor spending, $87.06 million in payroll, $28.95 million in state and local taxes and 4,190 jobs. For more, visit or find us at, Twitter and Instagram (@SpeedCityUSA).

Media Contact:
Julie Hinson, Communications Manager