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New Reunion Planning Kit Now Available

The Louisville CVB Offers a Free Reunion Planning Kit, Free

101-Style Workshop and Access to Reunion Service Specialists

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau released its new Reunion Planning Kit entitled, A "How to" Planning Guide for Reunions & Gatherings in Louisville. This 56-page, full-color brochure includes a two-year, step-by-step planning guide and timetable, sample itineraries, sample worksheets and forms, resources and a glossary of terms.

"This kit is designed to help both the first-time reunion planner and an experienced reunion planner," said Peggy Riley, director of Multicultural Sales at the Louisville CVB. "There are suggestions and tips in this kit that anyone planning a military, class or family reunion will find useful." The "How to" kit provides many specific tips for planning a reunion in Louisville and it highlights the numerous ways the CVB staff can assist. A sample of the Louisville CVB's complimentary reunion planning assistance includes:
  • Sending a "lead" to local hotels for sleeping and meeting rooms;
  • One Louisville souvenir per attendee;
  • One Visitor Guide per room blocked on peak night;
  • A local vendor list for customized reunion t-shirts, entertainment, photographers, decorators, caterers, etc.; and
  • Access to the Louisville CVB's Reunion Service Specialists.
With reunions attendees consuming space, food and amenities and averaging three days and two nights, the impact on a city can be significant. Louisville annually hosts more than 40 family reunions, with an average of 100 people at each reunion, and a total annual economic impact of $1.5 million.

To register for the CVB's free "From Our Family to Yours" reunion planning seminar, held quarterly on Saturdays. (2011: November 12 and 2012: February 11, May 19, August 11, November 10.) contact Saundra Robertson at or (502) 379-6110. For more information about the free family reunion planning services provided by the Louisville CVB, or to order a Family Reunion Planning Kit, visit
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