The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Mandy Pitts Hildebrand
Mandy Pitts Hildebrand

Mandy Pitts Hildebrand is the CEO for the Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau. Mandy arrived at Visit Hickory Metro after many successful years with the City of Hickory as the Communications Director. Mandy is proud of her hometown roots in Hickory, North Carolina and she is a graduate of Peace College, East Carolina University & Appalachian State University.