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Tourism Conference Focuses on Partnerships
MARCH 17, 2005--"Building Tourism in the Scenic St. Croix Valley
Collaboration and Partnership; Work Smarter, Not Harder" is the theme
for a conference sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Regional Tourism Alliance
on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cashman Conference Center at Wisconsin
Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond, Wis.
Morning workshops include regional partnerships among agencies and tourism
groups, customer service and industry trends. A keynote at 9:15 a.m. is
by Craig Schowalter, owner of Business Plans, Etc., who will discuss the
benefits of optimizing tourism through agency partnerships.
During a working lunch, SCVRTA President Mark Kinders will discuss trends
and challenges to economic development and tourism in the bi-state river
region, which is home to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and six
state parks within minutes of St. Paul/Minneapolis. New Richmond Mayor
David Schnitzler will also contribute to this session.
Afternoon sessions will focus on tourism collaboration between Minnesota
and Wisconsin, presented by Explore Minnesota Director John Edman and
Wisconsin Department of Tourism secretary Jim Holperin.
Registration is due March 31; contact the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
235 S. Knowles, New Richmond, WI 54017, 715/246-2900 or 800/654-6380.
Cost is $35 for SCVRTA members and $45 for non-members. Display booths
are available $35 for SCVRTA members and $75 for non-members. Participants
are welcome to bring materials for a shared display table as well.
SCVRTA is a regionally and nationally recognized marketing collaborative
of 19 communities spanning the Lower St. Croix in Pierce, Polk, and St.
Croix counties in Wisconsin and Dakota, Washington and Chisago counties
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:21 Central Daylight Time