Rural Tourism Workshop

Joanne Steele with Rural Tourism Marketing Group will be facilitating “Making the Internet Work for You, Your Business and Your Town”, a workshop about rural tourism and how the internet creates the opportunity to attract visitors who will appreciate your town beginning right now, on May 9th from 9:00 to 3:30 at The Farmhouse in Centerville, Tennessee.

It is not a nuts and bolts training for how to tweet and blog and “friend.” It is a training that you will walk away from understanding how the internet works for marketing and exactly how it fits for your business, your town and your own lifestyle.

After this workshop, the internet as a marketing tool will no longer feel overwhelming. You will know what you need to do, and be prepared to take the next steps to create and implement your effective internet marketing strategy.

Who should come to this workshop:
Business owners

  • who don’t have a web presence yet and want to know where to begin.
  • who want to understand how internet marketing works.
  • who are already on the internet and want to know what to do next.

Small town residents

  • who are interested in learning how rural tourism can become an important economic engine for their community by marketing to people who will appreciate their town just the way it is
  • who are thinking about starting a business and want to learn how to use the internet for marketing.

Chamber volunteers and workers who are charged with marketing their town to visitors and new businesses.

For more information and how to register, check out the complete schedule.

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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