July 24, 2017

CVB Members in the Spotlight

Posted : February 19, 2013


The Dunbar House, 1880, a Murphys Bed & Breakfast and Calaveras Visitors Bureau member, recently received word that their chef, Nichole Philips, was selected as a California Hotel & Lodging Association’s USA Today Stars of the Industry award winner.  Philips received Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year, small property.

The Stars of The Industry award recognizes an employee of a California Hotel & Lodging Association member lodging property who goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities. Nominees are judged on outstanding and unusual service to the property, to the guests, and to the community.

And speaking of local chefs who go above and beyond, Alchemy’s chef and owner, Jason Wright, was just featured in the February issue of HerLife Magazine.  A writer and photographer from the magazine caught wind of Chef Jason’s creative menu and came to Murphys to see what Alchemy was all about.  What resulted was a fantastic 2-page spread in the magazine which you can find here.

Alchemy Restaurant

Also in the spotlight this month, were a slew of Calaveras businesses from Copperopolis to Arnold that were featured on the family-friendly travel Website Trekaroo, in an article called, “California’s Calaveras County With Kids.”  Trekaroo.com sees approximately 250,000 unique visitors per month and dishes up articles and travel tips to more than 2.2 million people annually.   Together with Saddle Creek Resort, Murphys Inn & Suites, Mercer Caverns and Big Trees State Park, the Calaveras Visitors Bureau coordinated a fun-filled experience for Trekaroo’s writer and her family.  If you’re a CVB member business that would like to be involved when travel media visit the area by helping to host their visit, feel free to contact us at info@gocalaveras.com.  Your involvement often ends up in exciting press coverage for your business.

And finally, a writer from PlanetGolfReview.com, which sees 1.5 million visitors annually, called Greenhorn Creek Resort a “hidden gem” after he stayed and played at the resort.  Read his review of the course here (there’s a video too).

All of this recent attention proves that Calaveras is becoming more and more recognized for its unique experiences, wide range of attractions and excellent amenities. This is good news as we look to increase tourism in the area.

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