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About  Us...

A Destination Management Company is a professional services entity that possesses extensive knowledge, expertise and resources that are distinctive to its local area. Accents on Asheville is the only full-service DMC in Western North Carolina that specializes in the design and execution of group events, activities, tours, transportation, program logistics, and many other convention and meeting services frequently requested by traveling groups. We use our long established relationships with local vendors to leverage each client’s buying power and provide the highest quality of service in a cost-effective manner.

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Lynn Grabey
Director of Sales

Lynn has called Asheville home since 2000 and has been a part of the Accents on Asheville team since 2006. With a background in travel and tours for military spouses and having resided in many different countries, she understands the planning and details necessary for a successful meeting or event. Lynn has degrees in Graphic Design and Business Administration, and with her local knowledge, love of the arts, and history of Asheville, your conference planning couldn’t be in better hands.

Direct Line: 828-251-4214


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Josh Canon
Sales Manager

Josh comes to Accents on Asheville with years of corporate event experience, running programs all around the United States and in over 15 countries around the world. A graduate of Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program, he enjoys the challenge of making sure no detail is overlooked and to ensure that every group has a successful event. Josh is an avid outdoor and adventure sport athlete, and makes sure to take advantage of all that Asheville has to offer!


Direct Line: 828-251-4215


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Michael Rouse
Senior Sales Manager

Michael joined the Accents on Asheville staff in 2003. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of the McDowell County Tourism Development Authority. In addition to a couple of degrees in Music, Michael holds a TMP certificate from the Southeast Tourism Society. He also plays trumpet in a local orchestra, a Scottish style brass band, a jazz band, as well as a variety dance band. Some of his hobbies include fly fishing, exploring the mountains and hiking with his family.

Direct Line: 828-251-4222


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Hank Garbee

Hank is the CEO for TRY, Inc. which owns both Young Transportation and Accents on Asheville. He has a BA degree in Economics from Wake Forest University, and before joining Young Transportation, where he has worked for over twenty years, he worked in the banking and insurance industry. Hank is a current board member of the International Motor Coach Group (IMG), where he once served as Chairman, and he is active in several local, state and national associations. His hobbies include golf, travel, and quality time with his family.


Phone: 800-622-5444


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Asheville: Return Again

If you have never been to the North Carolina Mountains before and want to learn more about Asheville, this short video produced by our Convention & Visitors Bureau is an excellent way to get the "flavor" of Asheville and will hopefully whet your appetite for more. The background music is performed by local folk band River Whyless.

(Video produced by the Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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