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Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau

New visitor’s center signs OK

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the signs for two buildings Monday, including signs marking Oxford’s new visitor’s center. (June 4, 2013, Page 3)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Terry League writes about the historic Cedar Oaks home and the L.Q.C. Lamar House, suggesting that voters be polled to determine who should pay for the upkeep and operating expenses. (June 3, 2013, Page 4)

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      Future of two historic houses unclear

      Oxford’s two historical homes, the L.Q.C. Lamar House and the Cedar Oaks mansion are under the umbrella of the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, however a recent tourism survey suggests that may not be the best place for them. (May 20, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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        Tourism Council to consider changes

        The Oxford Tourism Council will be considering recommendations given by a tourism research firm it hired last year that include passing off Double Decker to another organization and returning two historic houses to the Board of Aldermen’s control. (March 28, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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          New group aims to improve tourism

          A new alliance has been formed between local business owners and city, tourism and University of Mississippi officials with hopes to promote longer and more visits to Oxford and increasing tourism. (March 14, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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            Tourism shares goals for 2013

            One of the goals for the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for 2013 will be to marker Oxford tourism independently from the Oxford Conference Center under the brand, “Visit Oxford.” (October 22, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Tourism Council revamps grant process

              The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau had released its new guidelines and application packets for its Oxford Tourism Opportunity Grant Program that gives funds to local projects that promote tourism in Oxford. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Tourism, Conference Center separate budgets

                In an attempt to further separate from each other, Oxford’s tourism office and the convention center have tweaked their budgets to show more detail in individual spending. (July 24, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                  Film project’s loss, local projects’ gain

                  Since filmmakers for the movie, “Admissions,” withdrew their request for a grant from the Oxford Tourism Council last month when they decided not to film in Oxford, $4,800 is now open to local projects or events that encourage tourism. Grant applications are due June 13 and can be downloaded from www.oxfordcvb.com. (May 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Sunday alcohol sales benefits more than restaurants

                    A year after the city of Oxford allowed alcohol sales on select Sunday, restaurants and other businesses say it’s been good for business. (May 14, 2012, Page 6A)

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