Friday, May 27, 2011

Bookings Booming at Meadow Event Park


When the State Fair of Virginia moved to Caroline County in September 2009, it was risky business to put a popular event in a new location in the midst of an economic downturn.

But that didn't stop the not-for-profit organization from reaching record-breaking attendance numbers two years in a row for its 11-day headlining event at the 360-acre Meadow Event Park.

Now that the economy is recovering and the SFVA has partnered with a facility management company to handle private events, the SFVA is proving to be giving more than its "fair" share.

In just the first five months of 2011, the facility rental business has surpassed what it did in all 12 months of 2010, according to G. William "Billy" Beale, chairman of the SFVA board of directors and CEO of Union First Market Bankshares Corp. ...
Beale and Roberts both credited their success to the partnership they have with SMG...

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