‘The Coolest Corner’ expo set for Sept. 1

The second annual “The Coolest Corner” Tourism Expo, sponsored by the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Development Committee will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 4-6 p.m. at Boondocks Brewing Brew Haus, 302 S. Jefferson Ave. in downtown West Jefferson.

The expo will feature 20 exhibitors from Ashe County Chamber of Commerce businesses and non-profit organizations for attendees to learn about the many resources, events, and area attractions that make Ashe County “The Coolest Corner of North Carolina” to live and visit.

Wendy Painter, member of the Tourism Development Committee, states, “Our primary goal is to support businesses and “frontline” staff that interact with visitors and local residents to know what resources are available locally such as events, activities, sites, the arts, and more–anything that will encourage visitors to keep coming back to spend money and time here. The information provided at the Tourism Expo will further support local businesses in providing great customer service. Staff will be able to engage with visitors, helping them to explore everything that we think is wonderful about the Ashe County experience.”

The general public is also welcome. Admission is free. Attendees will enjoy networking and filling their complementary “Coolest Corner” Tote. Free refreshments will be provided along with a cash bar. And there will be chances to win lots of “Cool” Door Prizes!

Ashe County Chamber of Commerce has over 380 members with a 3-percent increase in membership over the past year, indicating the continued economic growth that is happening in the county.

“The Coolest Corner of North Carolina” became a registered trademark of Ashe County Chamber of Commerce in June of 2012. The Chamber is excited to build on this branding that captures the essence of Ashe County – its people, its towns, and its natural mountain beauty.

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