Governor Bill Haslam To Be Guest Speaker At Chattanooga CVB Annual Meeting And Luncheon Aug. 16

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Governor Bill Haslam
Governor Bill Haslam

Governor Bill Haslam will be the guest speaker at the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

A sold-out record crowd of 1,000 guests will be attending this year’s luncheon including local and state tourism executives, top business leaders and political figures. 

Bob Doak, Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO, will deliver the state of the tourism industry address, announce the newly elected annual board members and recognize local ambassadors. Guests will once again be entertained by the much anticipated and hilarious “spoof/parody” video.




Bob Doak
Bob Doak

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Roy Exum: Our 2.0 Embarrassment

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