Services of the CVB

Services of the Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau:


  • Recruits and retains larger scale events, tournaments, and conferences through negotiation of host fees, rental venues, shuttle services, and promotional activities. The CVB is directly involved with more than 40 events annually!
  • Heavily promotes Gainesville in 12 major print publications, digital and social media campaigns, website, and on-site presence at prominent events and public opportunities.
  • Creates and continues tourism product development projects including updating and distributing thousands of visitors guides across the state, maintaining, developing digital/print self-guided tours, offering ambassador programs to frontline hospitality workers, creating state/regional trail maps, and welcoming visitors with helpful information and fun promotional items!
  • Assists with funding capital improvement projects, namely Lake Lanier Olympic Park, to sustain large, multi-day events that bring overnight stays and economic impact to Gainesville.

Visitor Center

Despite its name, the City of Gainesville Visitor Center is not just for travelers!

Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

James Watson Headshot
James Watson
LLOP Facilities Manager 855-536-1996
Morgan Wingler
LLOP Special Events Mgr. 855-536-1996
Robyn Lynch Headshot
Robyn Lynch
Tourism Director 770-297-5499
Deb Gravitt
Visitor Center Manager 770-531-6598
Lauren Shubert
Director of First Impressions 770-297-5477
Regina Dyer Headshot
Regina Ingebrigtsen
CVB Sales & Marketing Mgr. 770-531-2664
Nicole Parham
Main Street Manager 770-297-1141

Gainesville CVB Advisory Board

Jeff Pruitt

Ramsey Conference Center Director

Jay Singh

Guest Lodge

Amy Bradford

Elachee Nature Science Center



Robert Caron

Brenau Catering Services

Nimisha Patel

Econo Lodge

Kate Mattison

Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Download our Visitor Guide