Events slowly but surely returning to Little Rock, Arkansas, according to CVB

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is reporting a slow but steady return of events to its managed properties.
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is reporting a slow but steady return of events to its managed properties.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) reports group business is slowly returning to the city.

In the first quarter of 2021, the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, and the city’s River Market—all LRCVB-managed properties—welcomed 17,548 patrons over the course of 77 event days.

“We are thrilled to see events returning to Little Rock,” said LRCVB president & CEO Gretchen Hall. “Conventions and coordinated events can happen safely. In addition to following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Arkansas Department of Health recommendations, our team has achieved the state’s first, and only, GBAC STAR accreditation in an effort to ensure all events are held safely, ultimately providing the highest level of comfort and security for group planners and patrons”

The Statehouse Convention Center is the state’s first facility to be GBAC STAR certified.

First quarter events held in LRCVB-managed facilities included conventions, seated dinners, small board meetings, Arkansas Bar exams, expos, dance and gymnastic competitions, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performances, wedding rehearsals and receptions, staff retreats, and a swearing-in ceremony.

Like many destinations throughout the nation, the city of Little Rock has been hit hard by the COVID-19, resulting in 297 group cancellations in 2020.

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