SEEC Prosperity Forum: LODGING POSSIBILITIES
Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Location: The American Hotel, Sharon Springs
- State-wide Industry: Mark Dorr, President, NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association
- World-class Accommodation: John Shideler, General Manager, The Otesaga Resort & Cooper Inn
- International Attraction: Ken Meifert, VP Sponsorship & Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame
- NYS Tourism Grants
- Sportsmen/Outdoor Investors: TBD
- Non-traditional Accommodations (Airbnb, Tentrr etc.): Shannon Hayes, Ph.D., The Radical Homemaker
Seating is limited!
SEEC Prosperity Forums are designed to cultivate common ground, generate creativity, discuss possibilities, find solutions and mobilize investment in our communities resulting in prosperity for all.
SEEC Prosperity Forums are creative collaborations co-hosted by strategic alliances to highlight market opportunities, address key issues or community challenges. Participants will be seeking solutions that may advance economic and community vitality. A collaborative strategic alliance has been established to host the first SEEC Prosperity Forum coined “Lodging Possibilities”.
Schoharie County lodging industry has experienced a dramatic shift in recent years – closing of overnight accommodation facilities and shared-use of existing properties. Yet, other individuals have enjoyed success by stepping into the “non-traditional” accommodations by leveraging Airbnb or Tentrr reservation trends. We have convened a panel of experts to share their broad experiences so we may begin to reshape our local accommodation landscape. The Forum has a planned breakout session to encourage a lively Schoharie County lodging possibilities discussion.
The SEEC Prosperity Lodging Possibilities Forum is slated:
January 24, 2020 at The American Hotel, Sharon Springs, NY
Check-in will open 9:30am, program 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Breakfast refreshments and lite buffet lunch included.
The Forum will express the importance of tourism to the local economy with an eye toward defining a “brand experience” that improves quality and defines barriers which thwart County tourism success.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Hospitality specialists, hoteliers, campground operators and homeowners interested in welcoming guests to Schoharie County. Tourism-related businesses and prospective investors from local and regional communities.