Tourism and Downtown Main Street Development conference hosted by Western Carolina University

September 15, 2015

Register for the Third Annual
WCU Tourism Conference!
November 10, 2015  |  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Western Carolina University in Cullowhee
Registration: $99
(includes lunch and free updated 2014 county tourism economic fact sheet)
Conference Focus:
“Tourism Connections and Small Town Main Street Development”
  • Berkeley Young, Young Strategies, Charlotte , NC: “Secrets to Attracting Tourists to Your Main Street”
  • Billy Parrish, Downtown Main Street Development, Dunwoody, GA: “How the Market for Main Street Enhances the Potential for Tourism Development in Western NC Communities.”
  • Becky Anderson, founder Handmade in America, “Best Practices in Tourism and Small Town Main Street Development.” (Panel Discussion)
  • Dr. Steve Morse, Western Carolina University, “Get Your New & Updated Free 2014 County Tourism Economic Fact Sheet”
  • Liz Parham and Sherry Adams, NC Main Street Center, NC Dept. of Commerce;, “Understanding the Economic Power of Authenticity in Small to Mid-Sized Main Street Downtowns”
  • Creative Arts on Main Street, Best Practices Panel shares success stories
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