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Ocala, Marion County representatives seek opinions on tourism

By on March 11th, 2013

The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau, Marion County commissioners and the Tourist Development Council are seeking input from residents and business owners on the best ways to attract tourism.

Tourism representatives are hoping to hear the public’s opinion on future initiatives at workshops they host in the Marion area.

Executive Director of the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau Loretta Shaffer said community input is considered to be highly important for the area’s redevelopment and future success.

She said tourism plays a big part in achieving economic growth in the community.

The workshops will discuss emerging markets, activities and promotions to attract visitors to the region and ways to help grow the tourism industry.

Workshops will be held as follows:

  • March 12, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Belleview City Hall (5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview), 352-245-7021.
  • March 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Forest Community Center (777 S County Road 314A, Silver Springs), 352-671-8560.
  • March 13, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Dunnellon City Hall (20750 River Drive, Dunnellon), 352-465-8500.
  • March 13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Reddick Town Hall (4548 NW 152nd St., Reddick), 352-591-4095.

For more information, contact the Visitors and Convention Bureau at 352-438-2800.

Michelle Plitnikas wrote this story online.


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