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Tennessee Seeks Employees for Thriving Leisure, Hospitality Industry

 

Tennessee Department of Tourist DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) and HospitalityTN are joining forces to attract workers to the state’s thriving leisure and hospitality industry.

The new “Come Work, Come Play” campaign launched today and urges prospective employees to consider hospitality jobs for their flexible hours, career advancement opportunities, and strong sense of community.

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Comprehensive Study of Tennessee’s Litter Pollution Underway

 

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) voted unanimously, 20 to 0, to begin a comprehensive study of litter pollution in the state. This marks the first fresh progress on statewide litter control in a generation.

The study will address topics such as the sources and composition of litter, financial and environmental costs, economic opportunities of recovering waste, the effectiveness of existing efforts, and proven solutions to recover litter.

Tennessee CLEAN, an anti-litter initiative of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, advocated for the study. 

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Tourism Officials Optimistic as Travel beings to Return

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Local tourism officials are optimistic about the upcoming summer travel season and what it means for the local economy, a sentiment that is reflected by national tourism research. That’s why “The Power of Travel” is the theme for this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), May 2nd-8th.

Downtown Clarksville

Downtown Clarksville

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Dodging the Roadkill: Rocky Mountain High – Part 4

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I rolled into Ouray, Colorado on an early Sunday afternoon, mesmerized by the beauty of it all.  My first thought was that it looked like a little town in Switzerland.   Oddly enough, it’s known as the Switzerland of America. 

Go figure!

I was looking forward to seeing my friends, Kim and Craig Kotzen, and finally getting a chance to ride the incredible Million Dollar Highway. 

From the first day I started riding, my biker brothers and sisters have been telling me of all the great places to ride, and the “must do” events.

The Million Dollar Highway was on that list.

Million Dollar Highway.

Million Dollar Highway.

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Montgomery County Ranks Second-Highest of all Tennessee Counties for Tourism Growth

 

Visitor Spending in Montgomery County Tops $244.7 Million in 2018

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Out of 95 Tennessee counties, Montgomery County saw the second-highest growth rate in tourism spending of all in 2018. Direct travel spending increased 9.12% over 2017, for a record-high of $244.7 million. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell announced Tuesday that the state hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending, up 6% from 2017.

Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, Visit Clarksville Sales Director Frances Manzitto, Governor Bill Lee and Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington at the Governor’s announcement of the 2018 economic impact of travel on Tennessee. (Ed Rode)

Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, Visit Clarksville Sales Director Frances Manzitto, Governor Bill Lee and Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington at the Governor’s announcement of the 2018 economic impact of travel on Tennessee. (Ed Rode)

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Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announce Record-Setting High for Economic Impact

 

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Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced that Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

The economic impact of domestic travel in Montgomery County was $224.27 million with $4.3 million generated in local tax receipts.

2017 Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee Counties

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Visit Clarksville names Fortera CEO Tom Kane Board of Directors Chairman

 

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Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The Visit Clarksville board of directors announces that Tom Kane has been named chairman for the 2018-19 year, which began July 1st, 2018.

Kane is president and CEO or Fortera Credit Union, a position he has held for six years. Kane is originally from Wisconsin, but has worked in financial services in numerous locations across the country for 25 years. He also served as chairman of the Aspire Clarksville Foundation in 2016-17.

(left) Jerry Allbert with (right) Tom Kane.

(left) Jerry Allbert with (right) Tom Kane.

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Montgomery County Visitor Spending Tops $205 Million in 2015

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association.

Numbers for Montgomery County increased to $205.1 million, up 1.3% over 2014.

Montgomery County has ranked 11th in Tennessee for tourism spending

Montgomery County has ranked 11th in Tennessee for tourism spending

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce Creation of Rural Development Task Force

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced the creation of a Rural Development Task Force that will bring resources together from a wide range of organizations to advance rural communities and economic development throughout Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer Offers Economic Ideas at Chamber Forum

 

Candidates Talk Rural Development in Chester County

Election 2014Henderson, TN – The Henderson/Chester Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Henderson City Hall, offering local and statewide candidates a chance to discuss policy ideas with West Tennessee voters. The common thread among all of the speakers was economic development in those counties.

Dan Cramer, candidate for US House of Representatives for Tennessee’s 7th district, was on hand at the event to give his thoughts on building more jobs in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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