That nonprofit entity is funded through a portion of the county’s transient room tax, and its offices also house a tourism information center. It is in the Rooster’s/Corbin’s building at 748 W. Heritage Park Blvd., Suite 201, Layton.
Many people drawn by the CVB are with conferences, such as the Utah Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. Upwards of 600 people will be on hand during their sessions, which continue through the end of the week.
“A successful event depends on many parts of the puzzle coming together,” said Terrie Breen, event planner, Akita National Dog Show. “Every now and again you feel that you have chosen a venue where that will happen and this was one of those times,” he said.
“Helpful, friendly, just accommodating in every way. A team to be proud of,” was how Breen spoke of his experience with the CVB.
“It was a dream meeting,” between the CVB, Hilton Garden Inn and Davis Conference Center staff, he added.
It is that feedback the CVB works for, says its CEO, Barbara Riddle. The agency recently released its slick Meeting & Convention Planner document, including Breen's comments.
“This is our premier piece, how we market and sell Davis County,” she said. “It’s for group meeting, and we show how unique the community is, with its amenities, including Antelope Island, Lagoon, Cherry Hill and more.
“How close other attractions are” is another plus to Davis County’s location, Riddle said. That includes selling the ski resorts, with Snowbasin and others in Ogden Valley closer to Layton than downtown Ogden. The proximity of South Davis hotels to the Salt Lake International Airport is also accented in relation to Park City, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts.
The CVB works to promote the entire county, including other meeting and event venues such as the Davis County Events Center in Farmington and the South Davis Recreation Center.
Smaller meeting venues are also noted, however, including Canterbury Reception Center, Eldredge Manor, Grand Ballroom and Wight House in South Davis, along with several North Davis locations.
The book also includes chapters on golf courses, Antelope Island, attractions, shopping and restaurants, lodging, transportation, and more.
The Meeting Planner complements other CVB promotion efforts, such as attendance at a variety of trade shows.
For example, several CVB staff members recently returned from the National Tour Association convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., while another staff member recently attended Rejuvenate, a convention of religious meeting planners.
A Davis Area Visitor Map has also been produced, for placement at area hotel front desks, and elsewhere.
Restaurants, area attractions and other businesses placed ads to help pay for the piece. In addition, a map highlights the entire county and all 15 cities, while also pinpointing various attractions.
Antelope Island, ski resorts, golf courses, art galleries and museums and other attractions are also listed.
Copies of both documents are available from the CVB.