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March 2014 Newsletter

The March 2014 newsletter is now available: March 2014

MTOT Workshop Coming to Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge will be host to the workshop “Coming Together to Expand Montana’s Tourism Story,” sponsored by Deer Lodge Development Group, Southwest Montana, Powell County Chamber of Commerce and the Old Prison Museum Complex.

The Montana Office of Tourism has developed a brand and tourism workshop entitled “Coming Together to Expand Montana’s Tourism Story” as an outreach effort to assist Montana businesses in bolstering their ability to attract and retain visitors to their area, and to learn about the Montana Main Street program, social media sites and website best practices.  This workshop is free and hosted by the Montana Office of Tourism.

Join us from 9:00 – 4:00 on Thursday, April 24 to find out how the Office of Tourism is promoting Montana tourism around the country and the resources available to you to bolster your ability to attract and retain visitors to the area, to learn about the Montana Main Street program, social media sites and website best practices.  This workshop is free and hosted by the Montana Office of Tourism.

If you are a part of the tourism industry or the success of your business relies on it, plan to attend.

Complimentary lunch will be served.

Details:

With tourism being one of Montana’s leading industries and a key economic driver for the state, MTOT views the workshop as an opportunity to help businesses attract some of the 10.9 million visitors that travel to Montana each year. These non-resident visitors bring new money into Montana’s economy spending $3.0 billion annually during their stay.

The workshop includes an overview of MTOT’s efforts in supporting and promoting tourism statewide tips on incorporating the Montana brand in marketing efforts as well as brainstorming sessions to discuss how our constituents can draw more visitors annually. MTOT will share recommendations on how to increase tourism to Montana garnered in part from input provided during two brainstorming sessions.

A review of the Montana Main Street program, MTOT’s social media strategy and efforts with an overview of how participants can engage in social media is presented in the second half of the workshop in addition to a tutorial on navigating visitmt.com and getlostmt.com.

Session details:
9:00AM – NOON: Brand and Tourism Partnership Workshop Session
NOON – 1:00PM: Catered Lunch hosted by Montana Office of Tourism
1:00PM – 4:00PM: Review of the Montana Main Street Program, Social Media Training and Navigating www.visitmt.com and www.getlostmt.com

 MTOT also holds drawings at the workshop. For every 20 attendees, MTOT will sponsor one complimentary registration to the 2015 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation (includes 2 nights lodging) (Date and location to be determined.)
And, one business in attendance will be randomly chosen to receive the grand prize – an iPad Mini!  Must be present to win.

Invest in Success

For small business owners or those considering starting one…

Invest in Success

Invest in Success

 

Tester Announces Manufacturing Workshop Coming to Helena

http://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3234

Senator Jon Tester today announced that his latest Small Business Opportunity Workshop will be held in Helena on Friday, March 7.

Tester’s 14th small business workshop will connect national manufacturing industry leaders with Montana businesses to expand economic opportunities and create jobs in the Treasure State.

Tester’s workshop will be held on March 7 at Carroll College’s Campus Center – known as the ‘Cube.’ The event will feature panel presentations from manufacturing industry leaders and local businesses.

“Montana is rich in natural resources, and our manufacturing industry knows how to responsibly use our resources to create the products that America and the world need,” Tester said. “This workshop will highlight the tools that manufacturers need to compete in the 21st Century so we can continue to strengthen our industry and create more jobs here in Montana.”

Tester’s workshop, which begins at 8 a.m., is free and open to the public. Montanans interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at www.tester.senate.gov/rsvp. More information, including speakers and presenters, will be announced soon.

Tester’s Helena workshop builds on the success of his 13 previous small business workshops held across Montana. More than 2,000 Montanans have attended Tester’s workshops.

January 2014 Newsletter Now Available

The January issue of DLDG’s newsletter is now available at January 2014.

Please subscribe and then share with others who are interested in Deer Lodge’s revitalization!

LAST CHANCE…

***LAST DAY OF THE NAMING CONTEST!***

Deer Lodge Development Group is pleased to announce its partnership with a new event coming to town next summer, but we need a name for this new event. So we’re having a contest. Please submit your best name for this new vintage market. The name must include “antique,” “vintage,” and “shabby chic” (can be in a tag line).

Entries must be submitted via Facebook message, the Deer Lodge Development Group Facebook wall, or email (Sherrill@DLDG.org) by 9:00 pm, November 15, 2013. Winner and winning event name will be announced the first week of December.

Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate redeemable at the vintage market in June.

Good luck!

(Earliest submission of duplicate name entries will take precedence. Judge’s decisions are final.)

SAVE the Date

DLDG Holiday Home Tour

Montana Main Street National Recognition

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Montana Main Street has gained national recognition after the Economic Development Summit in Butte in September. DLDG was at the meeting referenced in the short article highlighted on the Main Street website: http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/

NAMING CONTEST: updated info

NAMING CONTEST updated info:
Just to be clear – this event is going to be a weekend event, not a store.

Also, a slight change to the rules – the name should include the words “antique,” “vintage,” AND “shabby chic.”

And then, a correction in the rules: Judges’ DECISIONS are final.

Thanks and good luck!

Contest: Name the Event

NAMING CONTEST!

Deer Lodge Development Group is pleased to announce its partnership with a new event coming to town next summer, but we need a name for this new event. So we’re having a contest. Please submit your best name for this new vintage market. The name must include “antique,” “vintage,” and/or “shabby chic.”

Entries must be submitted via Facebook message, the Deer Lodge Development Group Facebook wall, or email (Sherrill@DLDG.org) by 9:00 pm, November 15, 2013. Winner and winning event name will be announced the first week of December.

Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate redeemable at the vintage market in June.

Good luck!

(Earliest submission of duplicate name entries will take precedence. Judge’s rules are final.)

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