Susquehanna River Valley Hosts Annual Elected Officials Breakfast
Nov 23, 2015 10:49PM
● By Erica Shames
Photo courtesy of Susquehanna River Valley on Facebook.
The staff and board of the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau (SRVVB) hosted their eighth annual elected officials’ breakfast at the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg, PA. Breakfast guests included Senator Gordner and Senator Yaw, mayors and borough representatives from Watsontown, Milton, Sunbury, Middleburg and Lewisburg, plus commissioners and legislatures representing Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. Attendees learned about the bureau’s activities and promotions from the previous year and its future goals and projects. Tourism is an important economic driver for the region. In 2013, visitor spending in the tri-county region was a record high $369 million dollars [The Economic Impact of Travel in Pennsylvania by Oxford Economics Company].
The breakfast was also attended by Northumberland County Commissioners-Elect Kymberley Best and Sam Schiccatano and provided all with a firsthand perspective of the value that the SRVVB provides to businesses throughout the tri-county region. “It was very informative and the presentation was great. I think we need to get things out like this to a lot more people. I am excited about things,” Schiccatano stated after the presentation.
The keynote was delivered by SRVVB Executive Director, Andrew Miller. Miller’s presentation communicated the positive economic impact of tourism; the bureau’s strategic marketing initiatives; its goal to be both a resource for residents and tourists alike, and showcased new initiatives to be unveiled in the coming months. “As always Andrew does a fantastic job of showcasing how the bureau is engaged in a variety of things – in addition to tourism - that may surprise people: community goodwill and outreach. I am certain that some of the newly- elected officials at today’s breakfast really found Andrew’s presentation valuable and educational,” said SRVVB Board Vice President Trevor Knoebel.
About Susquehanna River Valley: The Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau stimulates economic development by promoting the Susquehanna River Valley as a desirable tourist destination; provides information and services to visitors and area residents; advances the image of hospitality in the region, facilitates the development of tourism resources, and educates business leaders and members.
The Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau connects consumers of all types – residents and tourists alike – to member businesses.