Thursday, May 9, 2013
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to unleash everything your business or organization has to offer! If you are a local business in the tourism and hospitality business such as; retail, lodging, restaurant, event planning, arts, and entertainment, then like most others in your shoes, you’d like your business to succeed to its fullest potential and bring in more customers.
The Connect for Success Tourism Conference will help you do just that! This one day regional conference on May 16th will offer information on creating partnerships, marketing, social media, using local resources, green initiatives, business strategies, one-on-one consultations from regional professionals and much more. At the end of the day you will be walking away feeling energized and having new knowledge of the skills and connections you need to help you reach new levels.
The day starts out with a wonderful wake up breakfast, followed by the conference kick off and keynote speaker Sally Laukitis, Executive Director of Holland Michigan Convention & Visitors Bureau sharing the
story! Be sure to save lots of energy this morning because you’re going to be
so excited to get moving and connecting with one another. Holland Michigan
Throughout the morning you will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions with an emphasis on marketing, working together, creating a destination, connecting with travelers and much more. All that excitement and new information is going to require some food for thought so sit down and enjoy a wonderful lunch featuring local foods and desserts. Step out of the box and connect with someone new at your table and network by sharing ideas and thoughts.
After a fulfilling lunch, check out some other sessions available to you; video do’s and don’ts, low budget high impact marketing, finding money and much more!
Following each of your break out sessions, be sure to take advantage of the numerous one-on-one consultations available to you. This is your chance to connect with local professionals and receive priceless advice and ideas to help you succeed further than you ever thought possible! Then cool down and relax at the end with a conference wrap up, but pay attention because there may just be a surprise you’re not expecting!
Are you so excited that you just can’t wait any longer? Than be sure to sign up for the pre-conference excursion event and start the fun a day in advance! For an additional $25 you can enjoy a Paint On Canvas and Wine event.You will be guided by local artists from Paint the Towne to create their own canvas masterpiece that you can take home with you and display. Also included are 2 drink tickets for use at Roscoes. You can’t beat this! Be sure to register soon, space is limited!
Does all of this sound exciting and informative? Would you like to attend? Be sure to check out the conference website http://www.formstack.com/landing/WCtourism-Event and register for a cost of $25. This registration fee includes all sessions, the one-on-one consultations and breakfast/lunch.
Mark your calendars now!
Thursday May 16, 2013
Registration opens 7:30am
Conference Kick-Off 8:30am
Event wraps at 3:30pm.
Cost: $25 conference, $25 pre-conference event
Located at the
Conference Center 6000 National Rd E, Richmond Indiana.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
|The wonderful wall accent helps divide the room apart as the multiple colors switch in and out.|
|This family was very welcoming as I watched their food be prepared by the chef.|
|The wonderful sushi chef prepared a wonderful design (free handed) to my plates :) thank you!|
Friday, March 8, 2013
For the epicurean explorer, there’s no sweeter adventure than a trek on the Richmond- Wayne County Chocolate Trail. Wayne County is the perfect territory for the trail because it is so like chocolate!
Just as chocolate is delicious because it’s a perfect combination of fabulous ingredients like butter, sugar, and cocoa, Wayne County is a wonderful place to spend time because it’s comprised of especially satisfying towns, people, and places.
On the self-guided Chocolate Trail, an adventure awaits to please all the senses. Flashing a Chocolate Trail passport from one side of Wayne County to the other allows those in pursuit of taste sensations to experience such delights as a legendary chocolate covered caramel at Abbott’s Candy Store abbottsalso.com in Hagerstown, delectable Greek creams from Olympian Candies which has been located downtown Richmond since 1909, and even a glass of chocolate-raspberry wine at J&J Winery jjwinery.com in Richmond.
Warm Glow Candles warmglow.comin Centerville provides a chocolate scented votive that creates a delicious ambiance in any room of the house, and there are numerous other trail markers with scrumptious treats and special surprises. It’s recommended to plan most stops Tuesday through Saturday as a few places are closed Sunday and Monday.
This year, in addition to the already established chocolate delight destinations on the trail, an overnight feature has been added to accommodate those who want to extend the sweet experience into the evening or use it as the theme for a getaway weekend.
Chocolate Trail overnight packages include: “Chocolate Daze” at the Quality Inn in Richmond; “For the Love of Chocolate” at Philip W. Smith B&B and Martha E.Parry B&B in Richmond; “For Chocolate Lovers Only” at The Potter’s WheelB&B in Richmond; “Sweet Chocolate Dreams” at Best Western in Richmond; “The Chocolate Escape” at Country Keep Cabins in Centerville; “For Those Who Love Chocolate” at the Historic Lantz House Inn in Centerville; and “Sweet On Chocolate” at Holiday Inn in Richmond.
Step off on the Chocolate Trail year round by visiting the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond, IN (I-70, Exit 156A), to obtain your FREE chocolate passport. For more information about the Chocolate Trail and overnight packages, or to learn more about other activities in Richmond-Wayne County Indiana, visit www.VisitRichmond.org or call 800-828-8414.
Quality components are essential whether creating palate-pleasing fare or welcoming communities. An outing on Richmond-Wayne County’s Chocolate Trail provides ample opportunities to enjoy both. Get your passport today and forge a trail and a memory you won’t forget.
Clare Seffrin Bond, a writer, life coach and marketing specialist, lives and works in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Wayne County, Clare enjoys exploring the historical sites of the area, as well as the many new locations offering excellent cuisine and live music. www.theroadtoclarity.com