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Bucks County to Host April 10 Workshop: "Tourism & Taste: The Perfect Marketing Combination"

March 27, 2013

Bucks County to Host April 10 Workshop: "Tourism & Taste: The Perfect Marketing Combination"

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the County of Bucks Business Development Department, in conjunction with the Bucks County Commissioners, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and Pennridge Chamber of Commerce, continues their Small Business Workshop series withTourism & Taste: The Perfect Marketing Combination. The seminar will be held at the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, 21 North Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18951. Networking and registration begin at 8:00a.m.; the program starts promptly at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 10:30 a.m.

In Bucks County, Agriculture and Tourism play an ever increasing role in economic and business development. This presentation is designed for businesses and professionals involved in agriculture and farming; manufacturers of food, beverages, and local products; and the retail establishments that use and sell local and artisanal products.

Topics to be discussed by our roundtable will include:

  • Connecting the growers with the users and the manufacturers with the sellers;
  • Establishing relationships with farmers, manufacturers, and retail venues;
  • Marketing local and artisanal products to businesses and consumers; and
  • Best practices, challenges, and opportunities.

Scheduled members of the panel are:

  • Susan Snipes Wells, Board Member, Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (program moderator);
  • Patrick Kennedy, Founder, Locavore (Doylestown) Event;
  • Jerry Lepping, Executive Director, Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau;
  • Dominic Capece, Owner, Free Will Brewing Company;
  • Jim Jenks, Owner, Unami Ridge Winery; and
  • Susan Dale, Restaurant Owner, Spinnerstown Hotel.

Pre-registration is requested due to limited seating; the program is free. To register for the workshop, please contact the County of Bucks Business Development Administrator, Sonia Smith, at 215-345-3839 or at srsmith@co.bucks.pa.us. Online registration is available at www.ubcc.org.

The County of Bucks Business Development Department helps entrepreneurs and companies navigate the public and private sector resources available to the business community. The department's free services include helping business owners and entrepreneurs by developing workshops, navigating clients to resources, and connecting them with networking opportunities. For more information about the county's Business Development programs and offerings, please visit the official County of Bucks website, www.buckscounty.org.