SHELBYVILLE-BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (from website)
An article in the T-G this week looks at the Chamber's new goals for development. http://www.t-g.com/story/2174033.html
The one that catches my eye is the "year-round tourism". I like it and see that a task force will be developed around mid-April.
Anyone care to make suggestions? We are the ones who see both benefits and drawbacks so maybe it is a good time to speak up.
I for one like the idea of more tourism. I see it like being a grandparent, you enjoy the kids while they are here and then they go home. :-)
I really miss Opryland, but short of that, we could become known for a destination of music and entertainment, maybe in a way that allows our Civic and School organizations to participate? They have really suffered with the slowdown of the Horse Industry.
Wartrace and other communities are trying to develop their music venues. Maybe the Chamber can assist them?
We also have a good start with art and craft venues and plenty of talent in the area. I travel through many small communities that have built quite a following for art, crafts, literature, fine dining, etc.