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April 2018

Reaves designated as Georgia Certified Travel Counselor by the Georgia Department of Economic Development

MARIETTA, Ga. (April 24, 2018)—Marietta Visitors Bureau Welcome Center Manager, Wesleigh Reaves, received her Georgia Certified Travel Counselor certificate at the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Regional Visitor Information Centers (RVIC) annual conference in Statesboro, Georgia. Deputy Commissioner for Tourism, Kevin Langston was in attendance among other representatives from the GDEcD team and […]

Meet the Taste-Testers: Judges announced for the 25th Annual Taste of Marietta

MARIETTA, GA — Restaurants from across Cobb County will be showcasing their favorite dishes at the 25th annual Taste of Marietta on Sunday, April 29, 2018. A favorite activity among the participating restaurants is the Food Judging Competition.  Categories include: Best Seafood Dish, Best International Cuisine, Dangerously Delicious Dessert, Best Comfort Food, Finger Lickin’ […]

March 2018

Marietta Visitors Bureau Names Amanda Blowers-Sutter as New Executive Director

MARIETTA, GA (March 30, 2018) — The Marietta Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce its recent hire Amanda Blowers-Sutter, who will join the team as Executive Director.

Sutter is no stranger to Marietta. Sutter worked as an Economic Development Project Manager for the City of Marietta with her focus as a liaison between the Marietta […]

Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum to move to Brumby Hall

Marietta, GA – March 8, 2018 – The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum will relocate to the Historic Brumby Hall and Gardens located off the Marietta Square at 472 Powder Springs Street.

The museum will close its current location on Monday, March 26 and will reopen at Brumby Hall by Monday, April 23.

For more […]

Drive Shack to open its first Georgia location on Marietta’s Franklin Gateway

Marietta, GA – February 15, 2018 – The City of Marietta is pleased to announce that Drive Shack is the newest addition to the Franklin Gateway Corridor, joining other top brands like Atlanta United FC, The Home Depot Technology Center, and IKEA US.

February 2018

Marietta Restaurants Make 50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta List

Marietta, GA – February 2, 2018 – Some of Marietta’s very own restaurants made the 50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta list. Check out the complete list from Atlanta Magazine!

Marietta Voted as a Top City to Retire and One of the Safest Cities in Georgia

Marietta, GA – January 29, 2018 –  The City of Marietta was recently voted as one of the top 10 places in Georgia to retire and one of the top 20 safest cities in Georgia.

Come visit and experience all Marietta has to offer!

Sources: AJC.com, Smartasset.com

New Ikea Opening in Marietta

Marietta, GA – December 21, 2017 – Calling all Ikea lovers: Ikea will open its second metro Atlanta store on Franklin Gateway in Marietta. A timeline has not been set for construction and the grand opening.

Ikea will employ 250-300 workers, in addition to the number of construction jobs.


(Photo courtesy of the city of Marietta)

August 2017

Marietta Visitors Bureau completes visitor research and assembles advisory committee to develop new three-year business plan

Marietta, GA – August 16, 2017 – The Marietta Visitors Bureau, Marietta’s contracted Destination Marketing Organization, is assembling an advisory committee to help develop a new three-year business plan for the organization based on recent research results. Members of the diverse advisory committee bring nationwide experience in tourism, professional business skills, and local […]

June 2017

The Butcher The Baker and Seed Kitchen & Bar named in Georgia’s “100 Plates Locals Love”

ATLANTA, June 5, 2017— The Butcher The Baker and Seed Kitchen & Bar were awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) as part of its annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love,” which is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

“Culinary experiences continue […]