Tag Archives: downtown development

Strong individually, strong collectively

One of my Tourism Currents business partner Leslie McLellan‘s favorite quotes is this one…. “It’s the CVB, Tourist Board, or Chamber’s job to get people to your town. It is YOUR job to get them through your door.” Leslie and … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Billy’s Downtown Diner

This is Billy Kounoupis, owner of the most excellent, most “not your ordinary diner” – Billy’s Downtown Diner in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley. After a recent speaking engagement for the regional tourism organization, I asked my hosts for … Continue reading

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What gives a place “buzz?”

How, exactly, does a town or city or region get “buzz” – people talking about how interesting it is, and maybe about paying a visit to check things out? London may have a few answers that you can replicate in … Continue reading

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Facebook is a job

At a recent  gathering for some Chamber of Commerce staff, I heard one of them say that his boss is rather dismissive of any time spent on the Chamber’s Facebook Page, yet if the Chamber is not successful on Facebook, … Continue reading

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Meetings, economic development and small towns

After our great experience holding the 140 Characters Conference Small Town in the restored Fox Theatre in Hutchinson, Kansas, I began thinking about how small towns with the right timing, venue, networks and entrepreneurial spirit can host more tech- and … Continue reading

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Why Hutchinson, Kansas was chosen for the 140 tech conference

There is an exciting new development for anyone who has ever wondered how to attract buzz and interest to their small town or rural area….and I’ll explain what a pump jack photo (to the left) has to do with it. … Continue reading

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Steps to revitalizing a downtown: thoughts from Huntsville, Texas

As part of US National Travel and Tourism Week (May 8 – 16, 2010) towns and cities across the United States are planning a variety of festivities to recognize and celebrate the importance of visitors and travel. In Texas alone … Continue reading

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