Our Corporate Mission
Promote and develop visitor experiences for our community’s economic and social prosperity.
The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit 501(c)4 responsible for promoting tourism in the Chattanooga area.
Our Organizational 2025 Vision
Be the most competitive and innovative destination organization in the nation.
Our Partner Promise
Champion tourism-related economic opportunities for our community
Visitors Economic Impact
Total Annual Visitors: 15.6 Million
Direct Visitor Spending: $1.1 Billion
Tourism Jobs in Hamilton County: 8,840
Tax Saved: Each household pays $660 less in local and state taxes
Taxes Created: $90 Million in state and local sales taxes
Portion for Our Schools: $12.5 Million
Made Possible By
Our business partners, especially the Hamilton County Commissioners and Mayor, ongoing investment in improving our community’s economic and social prosperity through tourism.
CVB Board of Directors
Chairman - Keith Sanford
Vice Chairman - Mitch Patel
Secretary - Johnny O'Brien
Treasurer - Lisa Maragnano
At-Large - Allen Corey
At-Large - Ken DeFoor
At-Large - Hon. Randy Fairbanks
President & CEO - Barry White
Board of Directors
Hon. Jim Coppinger
Eda Ira Walldorf