Virginia's Western Highlands Business of Tourism Workshop, May 26, 2011

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The Virginia’s Western Highlands has partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation – Partnership Marketing division and Virginia Department of Business Assistance to host a Business of Tourism …

The Virginia’s Western Highlands 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.
The event will be held on May 26 at Dabney Lancaster Community Community College in Clifton Forge, Virginia

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

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, please visit http://www.vastartup.org or call the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at(540) 962-2178.

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  • 1. www.vawesternhighlands.com May 26, 2011 ATTENTION ENTREPRENEURS Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Moomaw Center Tourism is one of the fastest-growing 1000 Dabney Drive industries in Virginia and vitally important to Clifton Forge, VA 24422 communities as an instant revenue 8:00AM—12:00PM generator. The upcoming workshop will Plan to attend this entrepreneur workshop to hear outline the opportunities, best practices and presentations by other successful entrepreneurs, as well steps required for a successful tourism as expand and develop your skills in marketing, business. Hear from business owners and financing, and small business management. Also learn professionals providing an update on tourism about resources available in Virginia for new and existing business. Whether you are thinking about developments in the region, along with a starting a business or recently launched a new venture, roadmap to launching, marketing and the workshop is intended to provide valuable financing a business. information and resources to encourage your success. Cost: FREE but advanced registration is Sponsors Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce &Tourism required at www.vastartup.org. If you have Bath County Chamber of Commerce questions or require additional information, Bath County Tourism Craig County Tourism Commission contact the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Highland County Chamber of Commerce Commerce at 540-962-2178. Virginia Tourism Corporation Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation **Due to limited space, special registration preference will be Virginia Department of Business Assistance given to new and existing entrepreneurs.** Dabney S. Lancaster Community College