Pocahontas County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Busy Summer of Events
They have been busy planning an event filled summer at the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, as Cara Rose explains.
“The summer season has kicked off, it always kicks off unofficially on Memorial Day Weekend” said Rose. “It looks like traffic was fantastic through the County which is great news. A lot of people mountain biking and kayaking-canoeing on the rivers; taking advantage of all our outdoor recreational opportunities in the County –‘natures mountain playground;’ we’re called that for a reason. Thought I’d share a few things that are happening around the county. First of all, I’d like to congratulate Chuck workman for being named the 2019 Tourism Person of the Year. Been operating Appalachian Sports for 30 years in Marlinton, and is a strong supporter of the tourism Industry, providing wonderful services that support the outdoor recreational component of our tourism industry. So, once again, congratulations! We’ve been sponsoring tourism talks through the CVB since last September. These are programs we are offering to our partners in the industry that inform them about marketing opportunities and informational services that will benefit their businesses. In June, we are going to be presenting on Trip Advisor and managing messaging; on review sites, how to message positively about cell phone coverage and the National Radio Quiet Zone; helping our partners better message and also understanding Trip Advisor, how it can help their business. The CVB does now have a Trip Advisor Destination Page, so we want as many of our partners as possible represented on that website. The tourism Talks in June will be on June 25th. We will host one in Green Bank and also one in Marlinton on that day. Details will be out in the paper, also in emails. In August, we intend to do Tourism Talks on social media-how to make it work for you. That will include all kinds of tips on how to utilize user generated content; how to implement effective hash-tags. We are going to do that session on august 13, again in Green Bank and in Marlinton.
“Also I wanted to mention a couple of events that are coming up that the listeners might be interested in knowing about. Allegheny Echoes is once again returning to Pocahontas County. It is a great opportunity to learn traditional music; learn how to make an instrument as well as a variety of other wonderful workshops that support Appalachian culture that we have in our area. That is june 23rd to the 28th. The Scenic Drive Day at the Cranberry Nature center, will be held Sunday, June 23rd. The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace is now open for tours the rest of the year. They’re open for tours, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I also wanted to share some fantastic news with our listeners. The West Virginia Governor’s conference on tourism is coming to Snowshoe Mountain on in Pocahontas County on September 23rd through the 25th. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase that makes Pocahontas county a great asset to the tourism Industry in West Virginia. We’ll be sharing it with all of our tourism partners around the state when they come for the conference in September. So, we are excited about this. We will be coordinating tours off the Mountain and sharing the tourism tours and activities that we have to offer. So, stay tuned for more information about that. If anybody has any questions about any of the events, attractions or schedules, please feel free to give our office a call at (304) 799-4636 or stop at one of our visitors’ centers which we have throughout Pocahontas County, including all the libraries.”
In the second part of this story, Cara Rose give us all the exciting new news about Mountain Biking in Pocahontas County.