Opening new doors: CVB’s new place offers opportunities

CVB’s new place offers opportunities

By John Hamilton -

WILMINGTON — A new location means new opportunities.

The Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently moved from their former home on North South Street to above Rome Jewelers on West Main Street.

The location was previously known as The Loft, and Susan Valentine-Scott, CVB’s executive director, told the News Journal that’s what it’ll be called now.

“We’re planning on renting out the space here where people can have business lunches, small meetings, and such,” said Valentine-Scott. “It can easily seat 50 to 100 people.”

She said this location is more handicapped-accessible and it provides more of an opportunity to provide for the community.

“We’re right next to the Murphy. We can act as a housing area for the acts performing in Rock the Block,” she said. “There are things down the line such as community cookouts for business patrons. The ideas are endless.”

While there are plenty of opportunities for the new place right now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re taking things in phases.

“We’re focused on our agri-tourism campaigns,” she said, indicating they’re following safety protocols. “We haven’t canceled any other summer events yet, by mid-June we’ll be able to tell what the next step is.”

As for the new space, they invite people to stop by (wearing a mask), and she indicated there is another space to wear they practice social distancing.

“This new space allows people to rent it, and it can bring more attention to the area. The money from rentals will go right back into the community,” she said.

She’s especially grateful for the continued community support and hopes everyone remains healthy and safe during this time.
CVB’s new place offers opportunities

By John Hamilton