NORFOLK, Va. (August 30, 2007) –The Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau (NCVB) has been awarded the Meetings & Conventions 2007 Gold Service Award. This prestigious award honors Convention and Visitors Bureaus that have excelled in professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals.

Relying on extensive industry experience in both corporate and associate markets, M&C’s readers made selections based on key criteria including: professionalism of staff; support on hotels and site inspections; assistance with ground transportation planning; guidance on local attractions; and liaison with local vendors and services.

All winners will be honored and receive their Gold Service Award as part of M&C’s Gold Awards gala ceremony on November 9, 2007 in New York City. The NCVB will be featured in the Meetings & Conventions Annual Gold Award Supplement which features all of the 2007 Gold Key, Gold Service and Gold Platter winners. The supplement is used throughout the year by M&C’s 70,000 subscribers when planning meetings, incentives and conventions.