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NCVA 2024 Membership Appreciation Event

NCVA Membership Appreciation Meeting

July 19-20, 2024

Held at the Beautiful Embassy Suites - Asheville Downtown

NCVA appreciates our Members and we can't wait to gather again! Registration is free to all NCVA operator members so make sure your NCVA Membership is current for 2024 so you can participate.

*NCVA New Members - Get One Free Night at the Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites - Downtown Asheville
192 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (800) 362-2779, Reservation Code: NCV
Rates: Weekday $175; Fri & Sat $299

Online Hotel Reservation Link - Click Here

Reservation Cutoff Date: June 26, 2024
(Registering for the meeting does not automatically reserve your hotel room.  Call the hotel directly or click the link above to secure accommodations)

Meeting Agenda

Friday, July 19


NCVA Registration - French Broad Conference Center


ACE Planning Committee Meeting


NCVA Board Meeting - Open to NCVA Membership

3:00 PM

Keynote with Phil Gwoke, "When Generations Connect: Navigating Generational Dynamics"

Four distinct generations collaborate side by side, each bringing a unique set of attitudes, values, and work styles to the table. Strengthening your team requires a deep understanding of these inherent generational dynamics. Identifying what motivates each generation and how they communicate is crucial for breaking down barriers and harnessing collective strengths.  Unlocking the power and perspective of each generation fosters an environment where everyone feels empowered, valued, and understood. But do you have the tools to transform this  diversity from a challenge into an opportunity?  This session delves into the identity of each generation, explores the reasons behind their differences, dispels stereotypes that may cloud judgement, and provides actionable solutions to effectively engage every generation.

Click Here to See Phil in Action!


Networking Time - meet in the lobby bar! PICK UP SNACK BAGS Sponsored by BROKERS UNLIMITED 


Dinner & Music - Blue Ridge Ballroom with music by Kevin Russell 

NCVA PAC RAFFLE - 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold at the Friday night reception to support the NCVA PAC Fund.     
One ticket = $20, 6 tickets = $100 (Personal Checks to NCVA PAC - PAC RULES:  ANY donation $50 and over MUST BE BY  PERSONAL CHECK

Afterwards - Meet at the Hotel Bar, Networking

Saturday, July 20


Breakfast at the Embassy Suites


Asheville Tubing Adventures - Float down the French Broad River, PAID FOR BY NCVA! Space is limited, sign up to attend. AGE LIMIT - 4 years old and up. Sign up Instructions: Sign up when you register or go back into an existing registration and select Saturday Tubing Adventure. If you have difficulty locating your existing registration, email Michelle Thomsen with the names of all of your attendees that would like to participate and you will be added to the list.

Immerse yourself in the ultimate relaxation as you float down the French Broad River, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Asheville. Embark on a journey that offers amazing views of Carrier Park and the vibrant River Arts District. Don’t just hear about Asheville’s charm—experience it from the best seat in the city: a comfortable tube on the water. This trip generally takes about 2-3 hours depending on water levels.

10:30am - Participants Meet at Asheville Adventure Company:
521 Amboy Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

What's Included
Inflatable inner tube
Personal floatation device (PFD) We provide high-quality PFDs with a weight range of 50 lbs-275 lbs
Shuttle service to the outpost

What To Wear & Bring (Anything you bring will get wet)
Bathing suit or quick dry clothing.
Sun hat/ sunglasses
Shoes (old sneakers, sandals flip flops)

What NOT to bring
Absolutely NO GLASS!
No Liquor or fortified spirits
No pets
Anything you take with you on the river can get wet or lost


Explore Asheville on Your Own!
Looking for fun, local activities to do on your own while in Asheville? We've listed some of our favorite tours below:

These tours are listed for your convenience, signup and payment to be completed by attendee.

To register and pay for tours, click on the links below
BILTMORE House ($85 - $115 PP)

Brewery Tour ($89 - $115 PP)

Asheville Food Tour ($85 PP and up)


Cocktails, Appetizers & Networking - (Hemingway’s Cuba, 15 Page Ave., Asheville)

Join us for appetizers at Hemingway's beautiful rooftop bar and then enjoy your evening in downtown Asheville

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