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There’s always something to do or see in the Richmond Region. Here are some of our favorite happenings, along with important industry news you should know about.

HALLOWEEN IN RVA: Boo! The Richmond Region loves to decorate for a holiday, especially Halloween. Check out these “spooky” decorations around RVA. You can also find several haunted tours around the area.

OPTIMISM AND GROWTH IN M&C NEXT YEAR: New data from American Express reveals meeting planners have a positive outlook about industry growth and ongoing sustainability and DEI initiatives. For example, 77% of respondents are optimistic about the health of the industry headed into 2023.

THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY: The August cover story of Smart Meetings features researcher Brené Brown with insights on how meeting professionals can be more intentional about using the power of vulnerability to manage their mental health during challenging times and how to create welcoming environments at events.

ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE EVENTS: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities past and present, while showcasing supportive and inclusive employment policies and practices. It’s also a great time to talk about the importance of accessible and inclusive events. Social Tables provides a great overview of how to make your next event more accessible.

PET-FRIENDLY RVA: This one is for the dogs (and cats). Richmond Region Tourism recently launched a campaign to highlight pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and attractions in our community. Come visit with your pet soon.