A hospitality workshop for area residents, organizations and individuals is planned for a week from today in Alton.  From 7:45am – noon on Tuesday, October 28, a number of speakers will talk about marketing and branding the area.  It is a path that organizers hope will lead to more economic growth for the community, as tourism has taken the place of industry as the top economic driver over the past three decades.


Ron Tanner, Vice President of the Alton Area Business Development Association, says the name of the workshop is “Raise the Bar: Build an Exceptional Brand.”


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The workshop will feature speakers from the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the River Bend Growth Association, and Alton Area Business Development Association.  For more information, call 618-570-9125, or follow the link below.  Registration is $10 per person.




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