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Riddle departure from CVB clouded in mystery

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Chamber President Catherine Glover Chamber President Catherine Glover
Former Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director Lisa Riddle Former Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director Lisa Riddle

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce fired its Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director, even though visitor numbers are up recently.

Lisa Riddle's last day at work was September 8th.

Chamber President Catherine Glover would not say why Riddle was terminated. She says room revenue and demand for hotel rooms in Albany rose 3.5% for the last quarter. Glover attributes the increase to free advertising from travel writers and an increase in motor coach tours.

Glover says she'll assume CVB duties. "We have all of our programs still in place, all of our key volunteers and committees. It's also important to remember that when I came three years ago, I was hired because of my 20 years of tourism, state tourism, local tourism, as well as chamber of commerce. So for me, I'm taking on this role a little more aggressively as before."

Riddle told us over the phone that she loved her job and loved promoting Albany.

She hopes to be able to say more about her dismissal after conferring with an attorney.

 

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