Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

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The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a council of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, supporting and promoting the Cocoa Beach area’s tourism industry. Recognizing tourism’s essential role in our community, the council promotes its CVB Partners at its visitor center in Cocoa Beach, serving tourists and locals alike in the central Brevard County area. The council also manages a kiosk desk in Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower. Both centers are staffed with knowledgeable volunteers to assist our tourists with their every need from local events and activities,  vacation planning including:  ‘where to stay’ ‘where to dine’ ‘where to play’ and ‘services’ and basic relocation information.

CVB Mission statement: To promote the economic well-being and quality of life for the Cocoa Beach area through the development and execution of well-planned travel and tourism sales along with marketing strategies.

Website: www.VisitCocoaBeach.com

CVB Partners: Click Here To View

 

Why Join?

    • Exclusive promotion to over 20,000 visitors annually to both our Tourist Information Center in Cocoa Beach and our kiosk desk in Port Canaveral.
    • Inclusion in the CVB’s Official Visitors Guide (145,000 printed yearly), distributed to over 950 locations in Florida, along the I-4 & I-95 corridors in Florida and North Carolina, in all Visit Florida welcome centers, taken to trade shows and provided to select  AAA offices in the mid-west. The guide is also digitalized on VisitCocoaBeach.com and is easy to download and print.
    • FREE listing on our website www.VisitCocoaBeach.com, which links to your website and is seen each year by countless website visitors looking for information on where to stay, play, dine, and shop.
    • FREE space to display your brochure or rack card at our Tourist Information Center, open 362 days a year from 9AM – 4PM.

Meeting Info:

The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 9 AM at the Chamber’s Merritt Island office. Board meetings are open to all CVB partners and prospective partners.

 

Event Info:

The CVB hosts a monthly networking lunch called the “Power Lunch” at various locations with a special guest speaker. This luncheon takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM. Registration is required, and payment will be received directly by the venue unless otherwise specified. There is a quarterly open house – ‘Taste of Tourism’ located at the TIC In Cocoa Beach which is open to all to attend. Please note the CVB’s RSVP & Refund Policy.

 

Space Coast Food Festival featuring the Chowder Cook-off

The Space Coast Food Festival featuring the Chowder Cook-off is an annual event hosted in February by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now running for over three decades, the event features a chowder competition, signature food dish competition and now a dessert category! Area restaurants compete for people’s choice and judges’ choice honors with celebrity guest judges, live music, a silent auction, and area vendors. Over 1,000 people attend the event annually, and all proceeds go towards promoting tourism in Cocoa Beach and along the SpaceCoast.

 

Leadership

CVB Chair:
Lori Pinkley
Clear Channel Outdoor,
Phone: (321) 726-6611

 

 

CVB Director:
Darby Miller
dmiller@cocoabeachchamber.com
321-784-6444

 

Annual Fee

(Prices are per person for Chamber Partners in good standing)

  • $210.00/company