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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Mountain Maryland Marketing and Tourism Summit Launches in Allegany County

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Mountain Maryland Marketing and Tourism Summit Launches in Allegany County, Maryland

New event is presented by Allegany County Tourism


October 2, 2018 - CUMBERLAND, MD – Allegany County Tourism will host its first annual Mountain Maryland Marketing and Tourism Summit on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Gira Center at Frostburg State University. This one-day conference intends to be a business development opportunity, featuring industry leaders covering topics on social media, digital marketing, customer service, and more. Allegany County Tourism has partnered with the College of Business at Frostburg State University as the sponsor of the event.

“We see this summit as a valuable opportunity to provide stakeholders with access to speakers and organizations that have the expertise and focus to educate on the latest marketing trends and topics,” said Ashli Workman, Director of Tourism. “This event is open to all businesses and organizations, and individuals of all skill levels.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from several presenters including:

  • Gregory Derwart, Managing Director, Administration & Customer Experience with Maryland Department of Commerce - "It's the culture - creating an exceptional customer experience starts with your team experience."
  • Corinne Weaver and Nabila Chami, National Aquarium – "Maintaining your Online Business Reputation and Presence"
  • Tim Bojanowski, President of ZEST Social Media Solutions - "Social Media for Business: Looking back and looking forward..."

The event will also conclude with a social media panel, featuring the Maryland Office of Tourism, Maryland Department of Commerce, and local business leaders, who will discuss trends, tactics, and address public questions.


The cost to attend is $50 for Allegany County registrants or $60 for out-of-county registrants. There is a multi-person ticket option for businesses and/or organizations looking at attending with four or more attendees. Tickets include a light breakfast, lunch, and the networking event.

Space is limited, and early registration is highly encouraged. Register online at www.mdmountainside.com/the-summit. Additional information regarding the schedule, presenter bios, venue, and more can also be found on the website.

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