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Keynoting at the NEDA Conference this week

Keynoting at the NEDA Conference this week

As was mentioned in a previous post, I am away at the Northeastern Economic Developers Association conference early this week, co-presenting a keynote with the leading tourism researcher Laura Mandala. I will try to post our presentation upon my return.

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Another Triumph for Finger Lakes Wine

Another Triumph for Finger Lakes Wine

The New York Times‘ wine writer, Eric Asimov, actually likes them. . . a lot: The difficult climate, combined with a diverse combination of soils, makes the Finger Lakes one of the most unusual American wine regions. In the last decade or so, it has begun to show its enormous potential, as a small but […]

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Experiencing the Wonder

Experiencing the Wonder

This evening we are heading over to the Walkway Over the Hudson for their “Experience the Wonder” celebration of the Dyson Foundation and its support of the Walkway.  We had the privilege of working with the  Walkway organization on a strategic plan to help define its role in providng a margin of excellence for all […]

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Using Arts and Culture to Strengthen Community Character

Using Arts and Culture to Strengthen Community Character

This is an idea that is central to our economic development and planning practice,  whether it is in small urban centers like Peekskill, NY or rural areas like the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor in the Adirondacks.  The American Planning Association has come out with a briefing paper outlining 4 key elements involved in this approach.  […]

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Peekskill Moves Ahead with Its Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategy

Peekskill Moves Ahead with Its Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategy

At its August 8th workshop, the City Council conducted the final review of the Cultural Heritage Tourism strategy we prepared along with Pete Mathieu & Associates and the Shepstone Management Company.  The strategy included an inventory and assessment of the City’s cultural and heritage-related assets,  an analysis of the tourism market segments that the City […]

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Fairweather to Keynote Lunch at NEDA Conference

Fairweather to Keynote Lunch at NEDA Conference

This October, we are teaming with Laura Mandala of Mandala Research for a luncheon keynote at the Northeast Economic Developers Association conference in Burlington, VT.  We’ll be speaking on “The New Tourism Economy.” Laura will be describing the many tourism segments she has researched  including culinary, cultural heritage, African American travelers, and other tourism markets, […]

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