Fayette County tourism will be topic of learning session
Tourism will be one of the topics discussed during a Lunch and Learn session being hosted by the Fayette County Cultural Trust on Tuesday at the Canteen and Coffee Shop in Connellsville.
“Uncovering Business Opportunities With Leading Industries” will be presented noon to 1:30 p.m.
It is another in a series of informational outreach that the Fayette County Cultural Trust is hosting in collaboration with a number of agencies including Downtown Connellsville, Redevelopment Authority of Connellsville, and the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce.
This month's event sponsor is Charleroi Federal.
The monthly meetings are held in conjunction with Seton Hill's E-Magnify program and the Small Business Administration, said Michael Edwards, president of Fayette County Cultural Trust.
Tuesday's session will feature three speakers who will discuss the opportunities for small business to access a larger market.
Joel Acie, representative from UPMC and Duane M. Bullock, manager, Supplier Diversity, from Penn State University will talk about the way to get into the procurement pipeline of larger businesses. Julie Donovan, vice president of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, will discuss the opportunities in the hospitality industry available in the Tri-County region.
“I'm excited to share how tourism is growing the region's economy, how the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau is marketing the region and what this means for generating business opportunities for the Connellsville community,” said Donovan.
Planning is under way for another four years of Downtown Connellsville initiatives.
“Since the beginning of the year, $46,000 in pledges have been raised toward the second four years of the program. These funds will be used to continue the facade improvement program, business assistance classes, festival and concert support. Additionally, grants are being sought to help to increase our capacity to assist the community,” said Edwards.
Reservations are required and guests can make them by calling 724-626-1645 or by emailing email@example.com. Lunch is at noon. The program begins at 12:30 p.m.
Nancy Henry is a contributing writer.
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