Two new members have stepped up to Destination Gettysburg’s board of directors.

The CVB recently elected Andrea Proulx, director, sales and marketing, Gettysburg Hotel and Bryan Johnson, CTA, general manager, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson hotel to serve three-year terms on the board, starting July 1.

“We’re excited to have Andrea and Bryan on the board to help establish the direction of Destination Gettysburg as the organization looks to grow tourism as the county’s top industry,” says Norris Flowers, president of Destination Gettysburg.

Destination Gettysburg recently acknowledged outgoing board members Deb Adamik of Main Street Gettysburg and Leonard Loski of Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association Gettysburg for their service on the board.

In other news, on July 1, Tammy Myers, president, Gettysburg Heritage Center, became the board’s chairwoman, taking the place of immediate past chairman Max Felty, Gettysburg Group Reservations. Del Gudmestad of Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf was elected chairman-elect, Mike Hanson of the Gaslight Inn B&B as treasurer and Mary Lynn Martin of Hickory Bridge Farm as secretary.

“We have an exciting year ahead as we strive to reach new and younger visitors to Adams County by marketing a variety of experiences throughout the region,” says Flowers.

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year.