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Congratulations to our 2013 Community Ambassadors!
Bill and Florine Moore- Church Street Residents
Tim Marinelli - Smithfield Lions Club
Jim Abicht - Smithfield Music
Julia Hopkins - Smithfield Ruitan Club
Kevin Dawkins - Khedive Motor Corps
Donna Fontaine – Isle of Wight County Schools
Scott & Renee Brubaker - Peninsula Mustang Enthusiast
Elizabeth Moose- Toys for Tots
Gina Ippolito – Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest
Our Community Ambassadors were recognized on May 10th during our National Tourism Month Celebration. Each received a Community Ambassador Program (CAP) lapel pin and certificate.
Want to help stimulate the local economy?
Become a Community Ambassador!
Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism is pleased to announce a new program to stimulate local economic prosperity-The Community Ambassador Program (CAP!). As a part of the program, the Tourism Bureau is asking community leaders and local citizens to bring groups to which they belong, to Smithfield and Isle of Wight to support local businesses.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight Director of Tourism, Judy Winslow, explains, “Almost everyone in this community belongs to an organization – a sorority, a women’s club, a men’s group, a social club, a community assistance organization, a work related association, a church group, a special interest group, etc…. We’d like our local citizens to extend the invitation for those groups to meet here in Smithfield and Isle of Wight in 2010 and beyond. We’d like them to stay in our local accommodations, meet in our local conference center, eat in our local restaurants and shop in our locally owned shops. This is a wonderful way to help your neighbor, bring dollars into local coffers and share our community pride.”
Citizens who answer the call to act will be rewarded with a lapel pin that features the tag line of the program- “BRING IT!” Our Ambassadors will be recognized during National Tourism Month in May. The Tourism Bureau is making this “ask” of its local citizens through appearances at community organization meetings, its weekly e-mail blast, appearances at Town Council and the Board of Supervisors, appearances on local Cable TV programs, newsletters and local publicity.
If you belong to a group that has meetings or know of other opportunities to bring a group to your hometown, become a Community Ambassador! Contact Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism with your group’s contact information, potential dates and group size, and the group’s needs….and the Smithfield and Isle of Wight Tourism staff will be delighted to handle all the details and logistics!
This year we will be adding an "Events" Ambassador and "Marketing" Ambassador Category!
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:
Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism
Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator
Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager
Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator
Cheryl Ketcham, Farmer's Market Manager