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David Speck and ACVA David G. Speck Tourism Partner of the Year award winner Eric Nelson of Artfully Chocolate.

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Visitor Spending Up 8.1 Percent

Eric Nelson named ACVA's Tourism Partner of the Year.

The Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association held its annual meeting Sept. 27 at MetroStage Theater and used the occasion to announce that visitor spending in Alexandria increased 8.1 percent in 2011 to $711 million, generating city tax revenue of $23.1 million.


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