Tourism Business Workshop

Today, I attended a regional tourism workshop called Top Trends in Travel and Tourism conducted by Judy Randall. Ms. Randall president and CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, Inc. This was the first of three business workshops with a focus on tourism. The next workshop will focus on Generational Marketing and will be held on March 12th and the final in the series is Growing Your Business with Research on April 17th. Each Workshop begins at 8:00AM and ends at 2:00PM. All workshops are free to attend and will be held at the Perry County Community Development Center, 113 Factory Street in Linden.
For more info or to RSVP contact the Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council-PH 931/729-2686 EXT.110, FAX 931/729-5786 or Email: or

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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