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Chris “Moose” Garriga, Johnny Gaudet and the Ponchatoulas & Log Cabin Team Win Hospitality Award

May 3, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2021 Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award recipients are Chris “Moose” Garriga, Johnny Gaudet, and the Ponchatoulas & Log Cabin Team. The award will be presented at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Ce [...]

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Grambling State to host Brown Girls Do Gymnastics Conference with The Doug Williams Center

April 26, 2021Written by: Raven Thissel

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau supports the conference with eyes on changing the landscape of HBCU sports Grambling, LA – On July 23-25, 2021, Brown Girls Do Gymnastics’ 5th Annual Conference will be hosted on Grambling State University’s campus in collaboration with The Doug Williams Center and Ruston Lincoln Convention & Vi [...]

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Tori W. Davis Named CVB Marketing Director

July 20, 2020Written by: CVB Team

davis-web.jpg“I am beyond excited to be returning to the organization where my passion for Ruston/Lincoln Parish and the travel and tourism industry was born,” said Davis. “I am grateful to have been given this opportunity and look forward to working with this outstanding team to develop and market Lincoln Parish as a leading destination in Louisiana.”

The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau (Experience Ruston) has selected Tori Ward Davis as Marketing Director. Davis will succeed Amanda Carrier, who was named President & CEO of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in March 2020. “We’re thrilled to have Tori joining our team,” said Amanda Carrier, CVB President & CEO. “The experience and energ [...]

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CVB and Lincoln Parish Police Jury Enter Into New CEA

March 11, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau has entered into a new Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to ensure sustainability of Lincoln Parish Park. The agreeme [...]

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Amanda Q. Carrier Named CVB President & CEO

March 6, 2020Written by: CVB Team

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau (Experience Ruston) has selected Amanda Quimby Carrier as President & CEO. Carrier will succeed Travis Napper, who announced his resignation in late February to accept the job of Director of Arkansas Tourism. Napper will assume his new role on April 1.  “On behalf of the CVB’s Board of Directors, we are excited tha [...]

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Experience Ruston Wins STS 2020 Shining Example Award

February 17, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Experience Ruston is proud to announce they have been named the recipient of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) 2020 Shining Example Award for Tourism Office of the Year. The Experience Ruston team accepted the award Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Little R [...]

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Mamon Graduates Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy

February 7, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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    Experience Ruston (Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau) celebrated the graduation of Jennifer Mamon, Sales & Services Director for the CVB, from the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy at the Louisiana Travel As [...]

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Experience Ruston Wins Louisiana Travel Association 2020 Louey Award

February 4, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Experience Ruston (Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau) is proud to announce that the organization is the recipient of the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) 2020 Louey Award winner for Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Year. LTA introduced the CVB as one of the winners during its Annual Meeting Thursday in Charenton, LA.  This year, LTA presented [...]

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Dixie Youth World Series Volunteers Win Hospitality Award

January 24, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

CVB LogoThe Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2020 Hospitality Award recipients are the Dixie Youth World Series Volunteers. The award was presented at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Thursday, January 23 at the Ruston Civic Center and accepted by the event’s volunteer coordinator Haley Perot. 

The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2020 Hospitality Award recipients are the Dixie Youth World Series Volunteers. The award was presented at the Ruston-Lincoln [...]

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Dixie Youth World Series Honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact

December 17, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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  Experience Ruston is excited to announce that Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced th [...]

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SportsEvents Announces Ruston Sports Complex as a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

December 17, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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SportsEvents Announces Ruston Sports Complex as a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winner SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competiti [...]

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Experience Ruston and Up with People Host Peace Day Celebration  

September 13, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Experience Ruston and global non-profit educational program Up with People are partnering to host a Peace Day Dance Celebration Saturday, Sept. 21 in Railroad Park located in downtown Ruston. The event will be free to attend and open to the public.&n [...]

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Strong Year Reported for Tourism in Lincoln Parish

August 22, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to share that 2018 was a strong year for tourism in Lincoln Parish. The latest information released in the Tourism Spending in the Parishes Report done by the University of New Orleans (UNO) Hospitality Research Center shows an increase in tourism revenue in the parish.    Lincoln Parish was up 8.21% in direct [...]

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Ruston Sports Complex Now Open

July 26, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Ruston Sports Complex Now Open Ruston’s new sports complex is now open. On Friday, July 26 the Ruston Sports Complex will host the Dixie Youth World Series, a two-week long event. The first week will bring in 40 t [...]

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RUSTON STRONG

May 1, 2019Written by: Ruston Lincoln CVB Team

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A message from Travis Napper, President/CEO of the Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau As most of you know, and some of you experienced first-hand, Ruston was hit by an EF3 tornado in the early hour of Thursday, April 25. While much of Ruston was spared, there were multiple areas of our community that received devastating damage. With heavy hearts we mourn the [...]

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Tourism Development Grants Available

April 23, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is now accepting applications for our matching grant program called Make It Happen. This is a tourism development matching grant program that aims to help create and fund special events [...]

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Ruston will host American Crappie Trail National Championship

March 25, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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    RUSTON, LA (Mar. 25, 2019) – The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to announce that Ruston will host the American Crappie Tra [...]

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Loyal Blue Weekend wins 2019 Louey Award

January 30, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Loyal Blue Weekend as the winner of the 2019 Festival/Event of the Year during its Annual Meeting Thursday, Jan. 24 in [...]

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Bustamante, Causey Win Hospitality Award

January 7, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2018 Hospitality Award will be given to Nicholas Bustamante and Whitney Trisler Causey for their design and implementation of three murals in Ruston. The award will be presented at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Tuesday, January 15 at the Ruston Civic Center. Bustamante and Causey comp [...]

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Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020

December 4, 2018Written by: Grambling State University

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GRAMBLING, LA – December 3, 2018 – Today, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Grambling State University will host the 2019 and 2020 Football National Champion [...]

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Napper elected as chairman of Louisiana Travel Association’s board

January 26, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Travis Napper, President/CEO of the Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau was installed as chairman of the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA), formerly Louisia [...]

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Louisiana Tech University College of Education Wins Hospitality Award

January 15, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2017 recipient of the Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award is the Louisiana Tech University College of Education. The College of Educati [...]

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