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May 21

2017

Val Dacus – A famous Dentoning expert

In Denton, we are surrounded by famous people. We rub shoulders with them so often that most of us don’t even think about it. The Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC) is staffed with people we call Dentoning Experts, because they know Denton intimately. They’re naturally good with people and eager to help each visitor discover […]

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May 14

2017

UNT Graduate Connor Gray Joins Oscar Mayer Wiener’s Hotdogging Team

This weekend has been busy in Denton. It happens twice a year, in May and December, filling hotels and packing restaurants. Thousands of students between UNT and TWU took the ceremonial walk across the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance.” Families and friends flooded into Denton to celebrate the grads. And today is Mother’s Day. It’s […]

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May 07

2017

One in 1.1 Million: National Travel and Tourism Week

I am one in 1.1 million. So is each member of the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau team. So are all the Dentoning Experts at the Discover Denton Welcome Center. So are owners, managers and staff of Denton hotels. So are owners, managers, servers and cooks of Denton restaurants. So are Denton artists, venue owners, […]

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Apr 30

2017

The Purple Door: A Denton scavenging phenomenon

The day was busy. Photographers working on a shoot downtown needed some Denton-centric props. While they were busy setting the scene for the shot, I dashed into our Discover Denton Welcome Center. The day was busy in the Welcome Center, too. I was eyeballing prop possibilities among the shoppers when I overheard a group of […]

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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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