Mission

The Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CBCVB) serves as a catalyst to grow Pottawattamie County’s visitor economy through collaborative sales and marketing, destination advocacy, and sustainable placemaking activities in order to enhance the region’s quality of life.

Funding & Benefits

The CBCVB is funded by the City of Council Bluffs from a portion of the hotel/motel taxes generated by travelers. This support is much appreciated and allows the bureau to promote CB as a destination for visitors to enjoy the city’s hotels, restaurants, attractions, venues, and events. Visitors serve as new customers for local businesses and new taxpayers for local government benefiting all local residents.

Meet Our Staff
 

Mark Eckman

Executive Director
(712) 256-2577 ext. 2
meckman@UNleashCB.com

Mark leads the UNstoppable CBCVB team with responsibilities involving strategic planning, financial management, staff supervision, as well as local and regional partnership development. Not to mention, he educates area stakeholders on how much visitors contribute to local businesses and local government with more than $300 million in travel expenditures spent annually in Pottawattamie County.

Ashley English

Associate Director of Content
(712) 256-2577 ext. 3
aenglish@UNleashCB.com

As associate director of content, Ashley creates and manages the wonderful content you consume on UNleashCB.com and the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitor Bureau’s social media pages. She promotes Council Bluffs and shares things to do in the city and Pottawattamie County through web and social media copy, blogs, photos, and videos.

Alicia Frieze

Director of Sales
(712) 256-2577 ext. 1
afrieze@UNleashCB.com

Alicia is enthusiastic about bringing UNforgettable meetings, conferences, and tournaments to Council Bluffs. Bringing new events to CB improves our city's tax revenue from visitors, helps residents and local small business owners, and helps further develop CB.

Beth Hamilton

Visitor Services Coordinator
(712) 256-2577
bhamilton@UNleashCB.com

As the visitor services coordinator, Beth works closely with volunteers that staff the visitors center to ensure visitors have an UNforgettable experience in Council Bluffs. Along with her role as the visitor service coordinator, Beth will be working with our hotels, venues, and event clients as a sales coordinator assisting with any needs they may have in coming to Council Bluffs.