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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Staff Responsibilities 

Please feel free to call the Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau (CVB) at: 828.322.1335 or 800.509.2444. Our general email address is info@hickorymetro.com 

Advertising Inquiries: 

Advertising on VisitHickoryMetro.com: 

Kurtis Durfey, Destination Travel Network

kurtis.durfey@destinationtravelnetwork.com | (520) 407.5435

Advertising in the Official Visitors Guide:

Elizabeth Clark, Visit Hickory Metro

Elizabeth@hickorymetro.com | 828.328.6344

Calendar of Events Submissions:

If you know of an upcoming event that would be of interest to Hickory, NC visitors; please submit the details to us and we will review and post it for you. If you represent a Visit Hickory Tourism Partner (attraction, hotel, restaurant, shopping/retailer, meeting site or a leisure tourism event organization,) please access the Partner Portal using your provided  individual credentials. 

If you represent a Hickory Metro attraction, hotel, restaurant, shopping/retailer, meeting site or a leisure tourism event organization and you do not remember receiving a welcome email to access the Partner Portal with a username and password, please email Sarah Davis Jones  here to receive credentials. 

Visit Hickory Metro Tourism Partners:

If you are not familiar with the Visit Hickory Metro Tourism Partner's please contact Sarah Davis Jones here to learn more about how to join, become involved and host a future partner round up meeting. As we grow this group we look forward to growing the opportunities within the regional Hospitality and Tourism industry. 

Deals, Discounts, Packages and Values from Local Partners:

if you are local Tourism Partner and would like to submit a deal, coupon or discount please access the Partner Portal and input the information for review. If you have any questions please contact the CVB office. 

Information Shipments for State Welcome Centers:

Please contact Info@hickorymetro.com or call 828.322.1335

Local Request for Media Lists, Media Inquiries, Media Images and Public Relations Assistance: 

Sarah Davis Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing 

828.324.4026 | Sarah@hickorymetro.com 

New Area Businesses and Organizations or Updated Business Information for VisitHickoryMetro.com or VisitNC.com: 

Please contact Info@hickorymetro.com or call 828.322.1335

Planning a Group Tour of Hickory:

Submit a request for proposals 

Planning a meeting or event:

Contact our Director of Sales & Marketing or submit a request for proposal 

Planing a Sports Event or Tournament: 

Sarah Davis Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing | 828.324.4026 | Sarah@hickorymetro.com 

Mark Seaman, Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Director (828) 322-7046 | mseaman@hickorync.gov