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Apr 23

2017

CVB Team to Offer VR tours of Denton from Arts & Jazz Main Stage Field

Beginning tomorrow, Quakertown Park will be a-buzz. Stages and vendor tents will go up. The normal number of trash and recycle receptacles will multiply many times over. Fencing, signs, tables and chairs will be placed. It’s all preparation for one of Denton’s biggest weekends of the year when an estimated 225,000 people will turn out […]

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Apr 16

2017

Denton VR Shines at Texas Travel Fair

A few weeks ago, Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) staff members were part of a multi-member team exhibiting at SXSW Interactive (SXSWi). There, we employed cutting-edge technology to virtually whisk that global audience to Denton where they experienced the essence of our city. The destination marketing industry as a whole is only just awakening […]

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Apr 09

2017

Original Independent Outside

Something we do really well in Denton is outside. Perhaps a better way of saying it is that we do outside well. Spring is my favorite season. My father-in-law always said spring isn’t real until Easter has come and gone. His mantra was never put in a garden, no matter how tempting and promising the […]

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Apr 02

2017

CVB team grows to bring conventions to Denton

I am often surprised by what people do not know. I spoke to a class of some 40 hospitality students last week on the topic of tourism as an economic development tool. Many had questions, but the one several wanted to know was, “What is under construction near the hospital?” I wonder if others are […]

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Mar 26

2017

Volunteering Makes Denton Denton

“Here comes Carrell Ann! Somebody open the door for her!” I hollered up to the front desk. From my office window, I could see board member Carrell Ann Simmons wrangling yet another beautiful, bowed basket from the backseat of her car. Her face was beaming as she situated the prize among the many others she […]

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Mar 19

2017

SXSWi Visits Denton Via Virtual Reality

“My company is based in Austin,” the lady explained. “I’m looking to open a second office in the DFW area.” She explained that her employees thrive most in a creative environment where working, living and playing can happen in the same, walkable area. “Is Denton like that?” she asked “Visit and see for yourself right […]

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Mar 05

2017

Denton County Day at State Capitol

Texans are renowned for fierce love and devotion to our state. That is one of the reasons Denton County Day was extra special for the 175 Denton County delegates this year. Texas turned 181 years old this past Thursday, and we spent Texas’ birthday eve walking the corridors of our beautiful state capitol. Denton Chamber […]

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Feb 26

2017

Life’s Better in a State of Travel

“Life’s Better in a State of Travel.” This is the Texas Travel Industry Association’s (TTIA) brand tagline. My focus typically hones in on our Denton Original Independent brand, and the facets that make it so successful in the marketplace from the essence it conveys to delivering on the promise it represents. The “Life’s Better” brand […]

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Feb 19

2017

Chicken Little

When 35 Denton announced a couple of weeks ago that there will be no 2017 festival, the news launched a firestorm of media attention. Story after story across myriad media outlets adopted a tone much like Chicken Little’s as he ran about warning that the sky was falling. Kudos to 35 Denton. All that attention […]

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Feb 12

2017

Anonymous Hero

It was one of those days. She got up at 5 a.m. to bake cookies for her son’s class event at school. The cookies burned. She threw on some clothes and rushed to Kroger, grabbed bakery cookies to replace the trashed homemade batch, paid and hurried back home. The household was in a tizzy, everyone […]

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