Accolades & Affiliations

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Accolades

The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau is an award-winning destination marketing organization that takes pride in representing the place we call home. For information on praise and recognition received by our area’s hospitality partners and the destination, visit the Press Room.

2019

North Carolina Travel Industry Association Tourism Achievement Awards

  • North Carolina Visitor Attraction of the Year: Southern Grace Distilleries
  • Gold Award for Meetings & Conventions Marketing: Familiarization Tours

2018

North Carolina Travel Industry Association Tourism Achievement Awards

  • Best Innovation Award: 2018-19 Cabarrus County Destination & Motorsports Guide
  • Platinum Award for Best Leisure Marketing: 2018-19 Cabarrus County Destination & Motorsports Guide

U.S. Travel Association Destinations Council Destiny Awards

  • Printed Collateral Materials: 2018-19 Cabarrus County, NC Destination & Motorsports Guide
  • People’s Choice: 2018-19 Cabarrus County, NC Destination & Motorsports Guide

2017

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Gold Award for Public Relations: Race to Taste Campaign

Downtown Concord Development Corporation

  • James E. “Jim” Ramseur Award: Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau

North Carolina Motorsports Association

  • Motorsports Industry Award: CCVB “Where Racing Lives”

2016

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Advertising: “Not Your Ordinary” Campaign

2015

Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Awards

  • Beacon Award: Cabarrus County CVB President & CEO, Donna Carpenter

North Carolina Travel Industry Association Tourism Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Best in Public Relations: Moonshine & Motorsports Press Trip

2014

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Best Marketing Initiative: Where Racing Lives Media Kit
  • Platinum Award for Best Destination Constituents Communications: “The SPEED Report” Email Newsletter
  • Gold Award for Best Visitor Guide: 2014-15 Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide

Charlotte Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards

  • CFO of the Year (Small-Midsized Nonprofit/Government Organization): Cabarrus County CVB Executive Vice President, John Mills

2012

Destination Marketing Association International

  • Official Accreditation from Destination Marketing Accreditation Program

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Adrian Awards

  • Gold Adrian Award for Digital Marketing Excellence: VisitCabarrus.com Website

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Best Marketing Initiative: Tony Lucca Concert Promotion
  • Gold Award for Best Leisure Print Advertising: “Yep, This Might Be Heaven” Campaign

Southeast Tourism Society’s Forty for the Future: Travel’s Leading Talent

  • Cabarrus County CVB Senior VP of Marketing & Communications, Michael Bonoffski

2011

North Carolina Travel Industry Association Tourism Achievement Awards

  • Gold Award for Best Leisure Print Advertising
  • Gold Award for Best Local Constituents Communications

2010

Business Today’s Top Women in Business

Class of 2010: Cabarrus County CVB President & CEO, Donna Carpenter

2009

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Gold Award for Best Destination Marketing Initiative

2005

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum award for Best Trade Print Advertising
  • Gold Award for Best Outreach, Local Constituents Communications
  • Gold Award for Best Destination Marketing Initiative

2004

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Best Destination Marketing Initiative
  • Platinum Award for Best Trade Print Advertising
  • Gold Award for Best Visitor Guide
  • Gold Award for Best Niche Marketing Publication
  • Gold Award for Best Outreach, Local Constituents Communications
  • Gold Award for Best Consumer Print Advertising

2003

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Best Destination Marketing Initiative
  • Platinum Award for Primary Marketing Publication
  • Platinum Award for Public Relations Placement

2002

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Platinum Award for Newsletter Constituents Communications
  • Gold Award for Primary Marketing Publication
  • Gold Award for Destination Marketing Initiative

2001

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Gold Award for Primary Marketing Publication
  • Gold Award for Newsletter Constituents Communications

1999

Destination Marketing Association of NC Destination Marketing Achievement Awards

  • Bureau of the Year: Cabarrus County CVB

Affiliations

  • 600 Festival
  • American Bus Association
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Association Executives of North Carolina
  • Cabarrus Arts Council
  • Cabarrus Economic Development Council
  • Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Christian Meetings and Conference Association
  • Destinations International (DI)
  • Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance
  • Hickory Ridge High School Academy of Hospitality/Tourism
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Motorcoach Association of South Carolina
  • National Association of Sports Commissions
  • National Tour Association
  • NC Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • NC Travel and Tourism
  • NC Travel and Tourism Coalition
  • North Carolina Motorcoach Association
  • North Carolina Sports Association
  • North Carolina Travel Industry Association
  • Pennsylvania Bus Association
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Religious Conference Management Association
  • Southeast Tourism Society (STS)
  • Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA)
  • UNCC Advisory Board
  • US Travel Association
  • Virginia Motorcoach Association