Our Corporate Mission

Promote and develop visitor experiences for our community’s economic and social prosperity.

Our Corporation

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

Our Values

  • Collaboration

  • Unwavering Integrity

  • Vision

  • Accountability

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

Source: Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
 

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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

Executive Committee
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
Bill Bennett
Hon. Mike Carter
Karlene Claridy
Kevin Conley
Hon. Jim Coppinger
Christy Gillenwater
Sheldon Grizzle
Susan Harris
Dan Jacobson
Jeff Messinger
Bernie Miller
Tricia Mims
Jennifer Mingola
Hugh Morrow
Susan Moses
Molly O'Brien
Reggie Piercy
Gladys Pineda-Loher
Carla Pritchard
Meredith Roberts
Henry Schulson
Jack Sherman
Jeff Sikes
Mike Steele
Rob Stickley
Annie Still
Justin Strickland
Elaine Swafford
Stratton Tingle
Cindy Todd
Tom Underwood
Eda Ira Walldorf