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“Growth, Innovation & Partnerships”

MBVB’s Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast


March 15

7:45 Registration
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 Program
The Forum at the McCarthy Center
Framingham State University



Nancy Niemi
Framingham State University President
FSU’s new strategic plan includes a focus on growth and community partnerships. Find out more about what’s changing at the university, and how you can get involved.

Senate President Karen Spilka
The Senate President will share her thoughts about building on MetroWest’s progress, and making our region more equitable and competitive.

Rep. Jeff Roy
Rep. Roy will discuss legislative support for arts and culture in the region and across the state.

Stacey David
MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau Executive Director
We are coming back from Covid! Stacey will share visitor data on the State of the Region regarding tourism and hospitality, along with a recap of last year’s MBVB marketing results and this year’s plans for promoting MetroWest to various market segments…and how you can benefit.

Kate Fox
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Executive Director
An update on the domestic and international destination marketing strategies underway at the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

Sheila Green
American Revolution 250th Anniversary Coordinator
Learn about the Commonwealth’s plans to celebrate and market the anniversary of the American Revolution, and how your organization can leverage those efforts to bring in visitors to your attraction or event.

Michael Bobbitt
Massachusetts Cultural Council Executive Director
Arts & culture are an important part of what drives tourism. Michael will share his vision of how the two sectors can work together in partnership for mutual gain.

Kimberly Chisholm
26.2 Foundation Executive Director, Development & Institutional Advancement
The 26.2 Foundation’s vision for the International Marathon Center (IMC) is in motion. Kim will share how the IMC has been designed to honor, celebrate, and inspire the power of the human spirit through a compelling and dynamic visitor experience, hall of excellence, conference and event space, and more. It will be a destination that shows there is more to a marathon than running 26.2 miles and it is sure to engage visitors on a local, regional, and global level.

Kerrie Tripp
Discover New England (DNE) Director of Products & Sales
DNE’s mission is to market New England to overseas visitors. Get an international market update and learn the importance of working with receptive tour operators to entice these visitors to your hotel or attraction.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Interested in sponsoring our Annual Meeting? Learn more here or contact Robyn Kenney at robyn@metrowestvisitors.org.

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