In 2004 my sister told me about a job that reported to the HR manager and built events and parties for employees. I thought to myself “there’s no way people get to plan parties for a living”. I was intrigued and a little scared by it. I listed a thousand reasons why I couldn’t do it and never applied for the job.
To this day that opportunity haunts me. I’ve played the “what if” game for 15 years. In that time I’ve had the wonderfully good fortune to work in the event industry (*it’s a real job, let me tell you!) and still do fun, hard things both big and small.
I’ve worked with churches building one hour luncheons and week long youth camps. I’ve worked with Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism which gave me the opportunity
We are excited to announce that completion of the APEX is anticipated to be in November of 2018.
This aerial shot on the progress of the Appalachian Exposition Center was taken in the middle of March, and really puts into perspective how it will not only put Wythe County on the map throughout the region, but also…
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Board members of the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center and Wythe County Board of Supervisors will be hosting a joint public meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
The meeting, which will be held inside the boardroom at the county administrator’s office, will allow members of the public an opportunity to discuss various design technicalities with planners of the future exposition center.
Artie Hall, chairman of the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center said…
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Members of the newly formed Appalachian Regional Exposition Center Authority held their first organized meeting Wednesday evening in the Wythe County EOC Room, located at 290 S. Sixth St. in Wytheville.
The seven-member board, which includes two members of the AAEC (a non-profit organization that first envisioned an agriculturally-themed exposition center for Wythe County over a decade ago) selected officers and discussed site layout and building plans with members of the Lane Group, a professional engineering and architecture firm.
Plans for the finished product of the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center call for a 6,000 capacity facility, three livestock barns, outdoor…
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Supporters of the proposed Appalachian Regional Exposition Center say their recent fundraising event far exceeded their wildest expectations. A sellout crowd of more than 240 individuals gathered inside the Wohlfahrt Haus Thursday evening as the 501(c)(3) non-profit committee treated patrons to a meal and performance by the renowned stand-up comedian Jerry Carroll.
Tickets for the event were set at $30 per person or $50 per couple. Organizers of the fundraiser say the event’s many business sponsors, 25 in total, helped to keep the price of general admission at an affordable rate for residents.
At least four members of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors were in attendance at…
On Friday, December 4, 2015, WDBJ-7 featured the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center on the evening newscast, highlighting Wythe County’s recent purchase of +90 acres of land near I-81 Exit 77, as well as a $750,000 award from the Tobacco Commission to assist in the constructing the facility.
Wythe County Extension Agent Matthew Miller called the planned exposition center “an economic incubator” for the I-81 corridor.