NEW YORK, March 28, 2014 – Virginia Tourism Corporation will continue its association with Lou Hammond & Associates (LH&A) as its public relations agency of record after a competitive review.  “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Virginia.  It’s a wonderful state and we are proud of this long-standing relationship,” said Lou Hammond, Chairman.

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Paducah, Kentucky,designated as the world's seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is recognized worldwide as a mecca for quilters and fiber artists.  Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers and home to the National Quilt Museum and the highly acclaimed Artist Relocation Program, this culturally rich destination also features impressive 19th century architecture, fine dining and eclectic accommodations.

Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey is a new spirit brand emerging from the enigmatic, shadowy world of the Deep South’s bootlegging past.  Clyde May was a legendary moonshiner, operating deep in the woods of Alabama’s Black Belt, who had a reputation for producing the state’s best brown water — noted for its peppery dryness, oaky finish and the fleeting hint of orchard fruit imparted from the dried apples Clyde added into the charred-oak curing barrels.  Today, Clyde’s recipe, reverently preserved by his son, is produced legally and is highly sought on shelves in more than 30 states (and counting).

 ― Fort Worth, Texas, known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” offers visitors an unparalleled experience of Western heritage, renowned architecture and diverse neighborhoods to explore.  Its rich history is complemented by a wealth of family-friendly activities, wide-ranging culinary palette, acclaimed museums, thriving live music scene and a compelling slate of annual events that keeps visitors entertained year-round.    

 “These additions offer exciting new diversity to our client base.  It is rewarding that business leaders appreciate the value of public relations,” said Lou Hammond, Chairman of the agency.

Lou Hammond & Associates is a mid-sized, award-winning agency serving global lifestyle clients.  Founded in 1984 by Lou Rena Hammond, it is independently owned and headquartered in New York, with full-service offices in Miami and Charleston, S.C.  Visit;;;        

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