About Us


 ​Welcome to Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau​​

A century ago, Nitro was built as a manufacturing center for the war effort during World War I. Our unique history is highlighted across town in our area attractions including the Nitro WWI History Museum, Living Memorial Park on 21st Street, and much more.

If you are a collector, then we are your perfect pitstop! Our downtown has several antique and collector boutiques located only one mile off of Interstate 64. We are nestled beside the beautiful Kanawha River, where visitors can enjoy the Robert C. Byrd Boat Launch. If lady luck is on your side, then be sure to stop at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort. From dining to entertainment, Nitro has it all.

Stop in and stay awhile.


Our Mission

Our Purpose

 The purpose of the Corporation shall be to operate a Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Nitro West Virginia, so as to represent the common interest of Tourism to the City of Nitro and to encourage increased economic activity and development in order to further the general welfare and prosperity of the City of Nitro, West Virginia.
The Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a destination marketing organization that promotes Nitro, West Virginia in order to increase the number of visitors.  It promotes the development and marketing of Nitro, focusing on convention sales, tourism marketing, and services.
The fundamental mission of the Nitro CVB is the promotion of the economic development of Nitro by increasing visits from tourist and business travelers, which generates overnight lodging for Nitro, visits to area restaurants, and shopping revenues.  The Convention and Visitors Bureau is directly responsible for marketing Nitro’s brand through travel and tourism “product awareness” to visitors.


Executive Director 

Joe Stevens, Executive Director

Board of Directors 

Members are:  Eric Althaus, Dave Casebolt, Bill Racer, Michael Jarrell, Bill Javins, John Young, Ivan Meadows, Julia Washington, Susan Valleau and Carmen Kostelansky.