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The Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation – Partnership Marketing division and Virginia Department of Business Assistance to host a Business of Tourism Workshop for anyone interested in starting or growing tourism related business.
Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries in Virginia and vitally important to communities as an instant revenue generator. The upcoming workshop will outline the opportunities, best practices and steps required in tourism business. Hear from industry business owners and professionals providing an update on tourism developments in the region, along with a roadmap to launching, marketing and financing a business.
Workshop topics include:
- Tourism development projects/marketing initiatives update
- Regional tourism initiatives
- Business in the Commonwealth
- How to start and operate a business
- Marketing assistance and strategies
- Financing/managing resources
- Managing your risks
- Available resources
Optional breakout sessions will be offered from 1:00 PM to 2:00 p.m. on the following topics:
- Customer Service
- Social Media for Business
The workshop is FREE and requires advanced registration with space limited to 100 attendees. To register, please visit http://www.vastartup.org or call the Bristol Chamber of Commerce at 423-989-4850