Meetings Brought Over $18 Million into Beaumont in 2015.
The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its annual Hall of Fame Reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
“Meetings, reunions and sporting events are big business for Beaumont,” says Dean Conwell, Director for the Beaumont CVB. “Hall of Fame is our small way of saying thank you to all the people who continue to help bring money into Beaumont year after year.”
Last year Beaumont hosted 125 events, welcomed 99 organizations and 73,339 convention delegates. The annual Hall of Fame reception recognizes meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for conferences, sporting events and reunions during 2015 resulting in over $18 million of economic impact for Beaumont.
Events drawing the largest numbers of overnight stays include:
- United States Baton Twirling Association: 1,439 nights; 2,050 people
- American Legion & Auxiliary: 1,038 nights; 950 people
- United States Fastpitch Association (2 tournaments): 1,026 nights, 5,640 people
- Williams Fire & Hazard: 762 nights, 450 people
- Stars Over Texas: 746 nights, 2,374 people
- United States Tennis Association: 694 nights, 539 people
- Southwest Electric Safety Exchange: 561 nights, 350 people
- American Contract Bridge League: 553 nights, 1,000 people
- Code Enforcement Association of Texas: 490 nights, 240 people
- South Texas County Judges & Commissioners: 442 nights, 284 people
In addition to hosting an evening of food and entertainment, the CVB will also reveal the winner of their Annual Service Award, which is revealed at the close of the reception. The recipient is someone who has shown extreme dedication to bringing meeting business to Beaumont during the previous year. A list of past recipients can be found online.
As with every Hall of Fame reception, the Beaumont CVB uses the event as an opportunity to showcase Beaumont in every aspect – from the venue, to the entertainment, to the favors. This year, entertainment is provided by Marine Veteran, DJ Jose Rivera of R&R Entertainment. Rivera DJs for First Thursday’s on Calder Avenue at Tacos La Bamba as well as at John Wayne’s Nightclub. The Beaumont-based company, Photobooth 321, will also be on hand for clients and guests to have their pictures taken. Guests will be treated to flavors from Southeast Texas vendor, Beau-tanicals, who specializes in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoos and more. Beau-tanicals, along with many other local vendors can be found at the Beaumont Farmer’s Market, which opens for the season on Saturday, February 20.
To learn how you can work with the Beaumont CVB and receive help bringing a meeting or event to Beaumont, contact our sales team.