Columbia County's Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking to make a name for itself and will do so with its very own logo.
At Wednesday's CVB meeting, Beda Johnson, the county's new CVB director, told board members that she was looking into the idea of having a logo created for the CVB at a cost that could start as low as $600.
She said that although Columbia County's government logo, a sailboat on Thurmond Lake, is appealing, it would be good for the CVB to have its own identity for marketing purposes.
"It really doesn't reflect the CVB separately,'' she said of the county's logo.
Barry Davis, the chairman of the county's CVB board, said he agrees.
"I think we need to have our own identity,'' he said.
Johnson said she would look further into the idea and report back to the CVB board by the group's next meeting.
In other action, the CVB board also again discussed having a member of the Augusta-Metro CVB serve as a voting member on the Columbia County board. Previously, efforts to do so didn't materialize. However, Johnson said she had spoken to Barry White, of the Augusta-Metro CVB, and he said he would broach the issue again with his board members.
"Our conversation was very, very good,'' Johnson said. "... I think this may go through.''
Johnson said another possible option could be to have an ex-officio Augusta-Metro CVB member who wouldn't necessarily have to be a Columbia County resident.
Beda Johnson, CVB director, will research logo and report.
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