Business View Magazine | May 2019

56 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 AT A GLANCE RICHMOND RACEWAY COMPLEX WHAT: A racing, entertainment, and exhibition venue WHERE: Richmond, Virginia WEBSITE: T he thrill of great auto racing; the excitement of top- billed celebrity concerts; state-of-the art event and exhibition facilities. As a multi-dimensional destination venue, Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, Virginia has it all, including an enviable history in the motorsports world that harkens back to 1946. Today, the Complex consists of five permanent exhibition/meeting facilities and plays host to over 200 events, annually, from consumer/trade shows to outdoor festivals. Focused on development of a thrilling, memorable, and unparalleled guest experience, the Richmond Raceway Complex is certainly on track for a winning future in the industry. Business View Magazine recently asked Megan Hazzard, Director of Events at the Richmond Raceway Complex, for her insights into the fast-paced world of event management and growth at this unique and popular venue. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. BVM: Can you give us an overview of the Richmond Raceway Complex? Hazzard: “We have a rich history that started with the racetrack. International Speedway Corporation purchased the property in 1999; however, the track has been in operation since 1946. We’ve