Special Alert

Contact DCVB Sales Staff

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) sales and services staff is ready to help make your meeting or event a success.

Whether you are having a conference of thousands, an important training session, a high-level board meeting, or even planning your nuptials, you will undoubtedly need assistance. DCVB Group Resources is here to be your clearinghouse of information and your connection to services that will save you time and help make your event in Durham a success.

Reach our professional sales staff:

Call 800-446-8604

and ask for sales

April Portrait  

April Ellerbe, Director of Sales and Services

april@durham-cvb.com | 919-680-8315

April has been in the hospitality and tourism industry for more than 16 years. She's a recipient of Collaborate Meetings magazine's "40 Under 40" award and her work has received national press from organizations like CNN, Politico, and The White House.

What do you do? As the Director of Sales and Services, I oversee growth and development of the Sales division, and I also play an integral role in the day-to-day operations and client activities.

What's your favorite thing about your job? Helping my clients leverage innovative solutions through collaboration to establish, impact, and create social and economic change. I look closely at my client's business structure, listen to their ideas, and build upon them.

What can people find you doing when you're not at work? I am really a geek in stilettos. I love research and technology. I'm on the pulse of trending technology and data analytics, and I'm committed to utilizing the latest software tools to efficiently collect, clean, manage, and disseminate data for a variety of purposes. I am always looking to discover the next latest and greatest!

Arie Portrait  

Arie Bobbitt, National Sales Manager

arie@durham-cvb.com | 919-680-8311

Arie has been in the hospitality industry for over 18 years and is a member of the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC).

What do you do? My primary duties are to be a Durham expert and to make sure that Durham is on the top of meeting planners' minds when they are looking for a destination for their next meeting. I assist with the booking and site selection process.

What's your favorite thing about your job? Being able to meet new people and provide information that allows them to experience all of the wonderful things that Durham has to offer.

Do you have any advice for groups or visitors coming to Durham?
Stay as long as you can so you have the opportunity to experience as much as possible. Durham is more than just a weekend visit.

What's on your desk? Several coffee mugs, lip gloss, a daily mood chart, piles of papers, and a vision board.

What's a fun fact that not many people know about you? I was born and raised in Massachusetts, but I hate the cold! I will wear a sweater in the summer.

Aimee Janovitch 

Aimee Janovitch, Sales and Services Coordinator

aimee@durham-cvb.com | 919.680.8312

Aimee has over 10 years of sales experience.

What do you do? As Sales and Services Coordinator, I provide support and structure for the Sales team.

Do you have an office nickname or motto? "Create your own sunshine." If we have control over our thoughts and our mindset - and we do - we can choose to rise above whatever the weather (life) may be on the outside, and create our own sunshine on the inside. You can't rely on Mr. Sun to create your own internal sunshine. Only you can do that.

What can people find you doing when you're not at work? Being a mommy to two awesome boys! Arzaya and Keyoni love to explore all of what Durham has to offer, from the amazing ice cream at The Parlour to a fun-filled day at the Museum of Life + Science.

Durham Spotlight
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604