Josee Covington – 2017 RTD Person of the Year Honoree
President and CEO, Josée Covington is a 2017 RTD Person of the Year honoree as selected by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
During a celebration event on December 5, 2017, Josée was recognized for her business achievements along with 24 other honorees such as business executives, medical professionals, artists, teachers, non-profit leaders, and philanthropists in the Richmond community.
Josée’s profile was featured in Discover Richmond Magazine on Monday, December 11, 2017 and distributed to over 100,000 subscribers. Continue reading the complete article about Josée Covington, 2017 RTD Person of the Year Honoree.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch
In the 1960s Josée Covington wanted to start a travel agency. There was only one problem — she didn’t have any money.
To address this problem, she sent a telegram to her family in Luxembourg, saying, “Starting my own business. Need money. Send me lots.” They did. She used the money to launch Covington Travel in 1967 in a 500-square-foot office in downtown Richmond.
For the complete article: Covington Travel Celebrates 50th Birthday
Source: Virginia Business, October 1, 2017, Written by Veronica Garabelli
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