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Get to Know: Bay Area Houston

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Shawna Reid, marketing and visitor center manager for the Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, has lived all over the world. A self-described Air Force “brat” who then became an Air Force spouse was living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when she met her husband. They moved to Bay Area Houston for her husband’s job in 2006. One of the things she loves about her adopted hometown is the sheer amount of things to do within 50 miles of her front door.

Get to Know: Elizabeth, NJ

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Location: Recognized as “the gateway to New Jersey,” Elizabeth is an ideal destination for meetings and events on a budget while boasting a New York City feel. Located 30 minutes outside New York City and 10 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, Elizabeth is easily accessible by plane, train, boat or major highway. With just over 132,000 residents, Elizabeth is the fourth largest city in the state of New Jersey after Newark, Jersey City and Patterson.

The New Frisco is One of the Country's Fastest-Growing Cities

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If you think you're familiar with what Frisco has to off er, you probably need a refresher. The staff at the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau say the city is undergoing “constant growth.” 

“We feel like every month there’s a new project,” says Marla Roe, executive director of the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We encourage people to check back in often, because there’s always something new coming up.”

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