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NY State Tourism Director to Speak at County's Inaugural Tourism Summit

May 3, 2018

(COOPERSTOWN)—The Destination Marketing Corporation of Otsego County (DMCOC) will host a Tourism Summit on the afternoon of May 9, 2018 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Starting at 4pm in the Bullpen Theatre, the DMCOC's Board of Directors will formally introduce their new executive director, Cassandra Harrington. She will present an overview of the goals and initiatives set forth by the Otsego County Tourism program. Then, guest speaker Kelly Blazosky, President of Oneida County Tourism, Treasurer of the Central New York Vacation Region and President of the New York State Destination Marketing Organizations will discuss how the Otsego County tourism promotion fits within the regional tourism program. Following Blazosky, special guest speaker Ross Levi, Executive Director of Empire State Development's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NEW YORK, will give an overview of the state tourism program and how both the county and the regional promotional efforts coincide with state efforts.

After individual presentations, a panel discussion will allow attendees the opportunity to ask the tourism professionals about county, regional and state-wide programming. Immediately following, the DMCOC will host an Associate Reception in the Plaque Gallery from 6-8pm. At that time, tourism associates from across the county are invited to connect with industry colleagues before visitation spikes. Hors d'oeuvres will be catered by The Otesaga Resort Hotel, accompanied by local craft beverages.

This event is open to all tourism-related entities within Otsego County. To RSVP to the Summit, the Associate Reception, or to both, please call or email the DMCOC at (607) 322-4046 or by close of business on Friday May 4th.