The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that visitors attending conferences, reunions, sporting events and other meetings in the metro Augusta area during the next two weeks will generate at least $1,540,964 in "direct visitor spending."
The actual amount might be higher because the bureau bases its estimate only on groups it provides services for or helped bring to Augusta.
The following groups it provided service to include:
Beulah Grove Baptist Church Vision Builders National Conference
Garden Club of Georgia's Azalea District annual meeting
Boshears Memorial Fly-In
Hephzibah High School Reunion
Seventh District of American Advertising Association's Fall Board Meeting
Georgia Hospital Association Council on Auxiliaries Volunteers' 2007 annual meeting
Georgia Airports Association annual meeting
Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials' annual fall conference
Georgia Association of Homes & Services for Children's 2007 childcare annual conference