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MS Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
P O Box 8298
Biloxi MS 39535-8298

http://www.gulfcoast.org/

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nicole Misita
Public/Media Relations Manager
Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST REGIONAL CONVENTION & VISITORS
BUREAU'S BOARD APPROVES 2012 & 2013 AUDITS, 2015 BUDGET AND
MARKETING PLAN

 

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST - The Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau Board members approved audits for the fiscal years of 2012 and 2013 and a budget and marketing plan for the 2015 fiscal year.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Finance Committee accepted outlines and findings of the audit for FY 2012 and FY 2013. They also amended the budget year ending in September to conform to the actual revenues and expenditures for FY 2013/2014 and the line item budget for FY 2013/2014.

In conjunction with the CVB's full service agency, Masterminds, staff presented a strategic marketing plan for the FY 2015. This plan will lead to the successful utilization of social media as an effective branding and communication channel for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional CVB through community engagement, improved service, bigger databases, and website traffic. 

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau applied for the Visit Mississippi Match Grant Program in the amount of $100,000 with a $50,000 match.

The next board meeting will be November 18th.

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide.  Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area.  It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.