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.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES PROFILES VMFA EXHIBIT: The Richmond region continues to make headlines. The New York Times recently highlighted “The Dirty South,” an exhibit that explores and celebrates Southern Black artists at the Virginia Museum of Fine of Arts. “The Dirty South” runs through Sept. 7.

PREPARING YOUR MEETINGS FOR THE FUTURE: Things are changing quickly. Drawing from his two decades of experience working with some of the nation’s top brands, futurist and trends expert Scott Steinberg shared strategies with Meetings Today for thinking and planning ahead as we resume safe in-person events,

TIPS FOR EMAIL EVENT MARKETING: Looking for new ways to promote your event and add to your attendee count through email marketing? We have just the article you need. Check out these smart recommendations from Successful Meetings.

POST-PANDEMIC EVENTS, REIMAGINED: Associations Now profiles a helpful white paper that shares tips on creative events that thrive in our changing world. The authors suggest that three areas will be key to creating events that thrive in our changing world: business models, delegate/attendees experience and talent and capabilities.

A NEW KOOZIE FOR RVA’S BEER TRAIL: Why didn’t we think of that? A local inventor recently launched a new koozie-like insulated coverings for packs a beer. Made from the same sort of scuba foam fabric used for koozies, Cazie coverings fit around a case of beer in the same way cans fit into koozies. In addition to a region full of entrepreneurs, we’re also brimming with craft breweries. Check out Richmond Region Tourism’s local beer trail guide.