A DEVELOPING CONCEPT TO PROMOTE GROWTH AND TOURISM IN WRIGHT AND WEBSTER COUNTIES BY PROMOTING THE MOM AND POP BUSINESSES AND AREA ATTRACTIONS
*HAVE A BUSINESS OR LIVE IN WRIGHT OR WEBSTER CO.
*OWN/MANAGE/WORK AT A PLACE THAT ATTRACTS TOURISTS
*OWN/MANAGE/WORK FOR A RESTAURANT OR CONVENIENCE STORE
* ARE A CITY OR COUNTY OFFICIAL
* ARE A MEMBER OF A LOCAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
*COORDINATE AREA EVENTS
* ARE A MEMBER OF A LOCAL CLUB OR ORGANIZATION SUCH AS LIONS CLUB, MASONIC LODGE, AMERICAN LEGION, ELKS, LOCAL CHURCHES...
*CARE ABOUT YOU COMMUNITY AND WHAT TO SEE IT PROSPER
PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS MSU DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, and TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WORKSHOP SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 8:30AM TO 12:30PM
Plaster Student Union Room 313 Missouri State University
Greg Batson Program Support Director Cooperative Marketing Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Megan Rogers Missouri Division of Tourism Missouri Joe Rickman Brittney Mormann District Traffic Engineer Community Development MoDOT Representative
Missouri Division of Tourism Hawley Montgomery Diane May (Former HGH Project Team Member) Director, Center for Resource Media Intern Planning and Management MMGY Global Missouri State University
Linnea Iantria Geotourism Program Missouri State University
Who should attend? Government officials, local businesses involved in tourism and members of the community who are interested in tourism and rural development. Coffee and Rolls will be served from 8:30am to 9:00am, and there will be break at 10:30am. The format will be individual presentations, then a panel to answer questions from the audience. The purpose of this workshop is to offer ideas for development and funding of the Home Grown Highway concept, in addition to formulating the establishment of a Geotourism Stewardship Council to oversee the Wright/Webster county project.