Listening sessions set to discuss commerce, tourism, industry

Local businesses and organizations are invited to attend one of the 10 upcoming “Listening to Industry” forums hosted by the North Central Idaho Travel Association.

Do you have a tourism-focused business? Do you have business opportunities that you don’t have time to build on? Are you having trouble connecting your customers to other interests and attractions that would keep them coming to you for business? Do you have trouble attracting and retaining help? Are you interested in collaborating to increase your customer base and improve profitability?

Attend a meeting from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. which will focus on (10 a.m. to noon) “Identifying Your Business and the Industry’s Needs,” (lunch break – on your own non to 1 p.m.) and then 1 to 2:30 p.m., “Identifying Your Region’s Best Assets for Further Tourism Development.”

RSVP to Christine Frei at 746-0015, ext. 104, or cfrei@clearwater-eda.org.

These sessions will be facilitated be Clearwater Economic Development Association and used regionally to develop services to increase tourism development. This invitation is being extended to the more than 300 businesses and organizations that are active in the regional tourism business sector.

Local meetings include:

•Grangeville: For lodging/food hotels, B&B, RV Parks, restaurants, wineries and breweries: Thursday, March 2, at Super 8 Motel, 801 SW 1st Street.

•Riggins: For outfitters/guides, boat guides, hunting and fishing guides: Wednesday, March 15, Riggins Community Center, 121 Lodge.

•Kamiah: For outfitters/guides, boat guides, hunting and fishing guides: Friday, March 17, Kamiah Emergency Response Facility, 507 Main Street.

•Cottonwood: For attractions, museums, events, chambers, casino, golf courses, etc.: Thursday, March 23, Monastery of St. Gertrude Spirit Center, 465 Keuterville Rd., Cottonwood.

•Kooskia: For attractions, museums, events, chambers, casino, golf courses, etc.: Friday, March 31, Kooskia City Hall, 26 S Main.

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