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Runners get to the top of a hill at Lagoon Valley Park, in Vacaville. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)

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Vacaville tourism agency celebrates 10 years

By From page A9 | August 25, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Visit Vacaville will have a public party Sept. 10 to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Nut Tree Plaza, 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave. It will include food and music.

“Visit Vacaville has been promoting local tourism for a decade as of this year,” said Visit Vacaville Chief Executive Officer Melyssa Laughlin in a press release. “It is an incredible milestone and we are proud of all that we have accomplished, even as we look forward to all of the exciting developments in the years to come.”

The nonprofit group promotes Vacaville as a tourist destination. Money comes from an assessment that guests pay at Vacaville hotels and motels.

Originally called the Vacaville Conference and Visitors Bureau, the group in 2009 had a consultant look at ways to get people to come to Vacaville. The report recommended, among other things, better signs to direct visitors around the city.

Among the other things the group has done over the years is launch a website at www.visitvacaville.com, start a restaurant-of-the-week promotion and promote dog-friendly destinations. It develops an annual tourism marketing plan and has representatives at consumer and trade shows.

About 7,000 people hold Solano County jobs related to tourism and hospitality, according to Visit Vacaville.

Do you have a Biz Buzz item? Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929, or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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