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Albany CVB's lease in historic building renewed

More than a half a million visitors have walked through Albany's Convention and Visitors Bureau's doors in ten years. (Source: WALB) More than a half a million visitors have walked through Albany's Convention and Visitors Bureau's doors in ten years. (Source: WALB)
CVB Director Rashelle Beasley (Source: WALB) CVB Director Rashelle Beasley (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than a half a million visitors have walked through Albany's Convention and Visitors Bureau's (CVB) doors in 10 years. That's according to the CVB Director Rashelle Beasley.

The CVB took residence in the historic Bridge House in 2008. It was a move to not only centralize the CVB, making it more accessible to visitors but also to showcase Albany's history.

Many guests stop on their way to or from Florida.

"Canada is another popular visitor for us when they are coming down and going to the Florida coastline," explained Beasley.

The lease between the county and the CVB is set to expire next month.

On Monday, Dougherty County commissioners approved renewing the lease for another ten years, at $10 a year.

Although there is no dollar figure for the return on investment the county receives, Beasley believes it to be "significant."

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