"HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2015 — The Piedmont Triad Film Commission (PTFC) has opened a satellite office at the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB) Regional Visitors Center, located at 1634 N. Main St.  Headquartered in Winston-Salem, the High Point office enables the PTFC to research and compile new inventory, while working closely with the HPCVB sales and marketing team when scouting locations for upcoming film productions.

            “This arrangement is instrumental in bringing movie productions to the Triad, and more specifically, to High Point,” says Tim Mabe, CEO of the HPCVB. “It’s important to show our partnership and support of the film industry so they can experience everything that the greater High Point area has to offer.  It’s a natural fit because the PTFC already works closely with several High Point organizations located here at the Regional Visitors Center.”  

            Most recently, the PTFC brought the filming of The Longest Ride to the Piedmont Triad, generating an economic impact of $23.3 million for North Carolina, with the film crew booking 1,800 local hotel rooms.
            “Partnerships like this are the reason the Regional Visitors Center exists,” says Nancy Bowman, HPCVB director of sales and marketing. “We serve the needs of the community and surrounding areas to promote High Point as a comprehensive resource, allowing us to build year-round tourism and generate even more traffic.”

            The HPCVB has supported PTFC efforts in greater High Point with more than $80,000 in grants from the Arts & Tourism Grants Program since 2000.

About the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau:

            The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage economic development in High Point through travel and tourism. The HPCVB works closely with meeting planners to bring events to High Point and to enhance their experience here, providing white glove assistance with event planning tasks including registration, transportation, and coordination among various venues. These services ensure that every group event will be successful down to the last detail because we want each visitor to make yourself at home. Established by state legislation in 1984, the HPCVB is an independent 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization funded by a self-imposed three percent room occupancy tax on local hotels. No taxpayer funds – city, county or state – are used to fund the HPCVB. The Regional Visitors Center is located at 1634 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. For more information, visit www.highpoint.org."

- A Press Release

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