Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau is an official Green Plus Certified business, meaning that it has met the highest economic, environmental, and social standards set by Green Plus. This business has a true and verifiable commitment to sustainability and is leader in its community. Learn more about Green Plus Certification...
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The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s marketing agency. It is chartered as a Tourism Development Authority by the N.C. General Assembly and local governments to spearhead the proactive, strategic, visitor-centered economic and cultural development of Durham by reinvesting a portion of the visitor-paid “room occupancy and tourism development tax” in destination promotion and marketing.
DCVB is the heart, soul, and energy of Durham as a visitor destination. It's the defender of Durham's image and brand and guardian of its unique sense of place. It drives economic success, enhances quality of life, and generates tax revenues to fund local governments.
Sustainability Awards & Certification
--First destination marketing organization (DMO) in NC and among the first 24 out of more than 1,000 DMOs in North America accredited to new international standards and best practices in community marketing and promotion.
--Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.
--Rated in top 5% in yearlong, in-depth performance diagnostic by Performance Management, Inc.
--Rated 8 on a scale of one to 10 (significantly exceeds expectations) on an anonymous Community Stakeholders Survey of 500 Durham civic and business leaders.
--Good Neighbor Award given by The InterNeighborhood Council of Durham.
--Goodmon Award for regional initiatives.
--Ranked Top Places to Work in Nonprofits by CEO Update.
--Succession plan recognized as "best practice" by Destination Marketing Association International.
Achieving Green Plus Certification reflects a company’s commitment to improving its profits through economic, social, and environmental practices: the triple bottom line. While all Green Plus Certified and Mover businesses have embraced practices in these three areas to improve its sustainability, some companies go above and beyond by achieving a perfect score in sub-categories of the Green Plus Diagnostic Survey.
These are areas where Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau excels:
These are areas where Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau excels at the financial and organizational aspects of business: