Tourism seminar on tap

Tourism will be the theme when the Armstrong Chamber of Commerce host its Business-4-Breakfast seminar Wednesday, June 22.

The event, titled ‘Tourism and You – Working Together’ will feature guest speakers Laura Plant, manager of community partnerships with Tourism British Columbia (TBC) and Simone Carlysle-Smith, community development specialist with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA).

TBC and TOTA have been working in partnership with communities on numerous tourism programs related to cooperative marketing and destination development. The Armstrong chamber and visitor centre have been part of this partnership for five years and are excited to have Plant and Carlysle-Smith speak with community stakeholders and local municipal representatives.

The duo will present an overview of their programs and services, summarize cooperative activities and successes to date, and then open the floor for discussion regarding tourism and opportunities in Armstrong Spallumcheen.

This networking event is the last of the 2011 spring/summer Business-4-Breakfast schedule. The series will resume in September.

“This will provide an educational opportunity to our members, local attractions and events designed to assist them developing new and existing tourism product, while providing important networking opportunities,” said Armstrong chamber president Sandra Starke.

“We are excited to have Laura and Simone address the link between tourism and economic development, and how we can grow as a community.”

Everyone is invited to join the breakfast seminar at Glad Tidings Church Hall, 2570 Pleasant Valley Road. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the presentation from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Tickets are $6 for chamber members and $10 for non-members, and includes breakfast.

To reserve space, or for more information, call 250-546-8155. or e-mail staff@aschamber.com.