Friday, July 19, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit Will Be At the Coeur d'Alene Casino for 2014


The North Idaho Tourism Summit Committee is excited to announce that the Coeur d'Alene Casino and Resort has been chosen as the venue for the North Idaho Tourism Summit for 2014. The Casino will be offering some great Hotel Room rates for anyone who wants to stay and play and we have some other exciting add on's that I think will only enhance the Summit for the coming year and years to come. Stay tuned for those updates!

With the Date set for April 10th 2014 from 8-4pm and our location secured the Summit Planning Committee,(an all volunteer team of individuals), is looking for anyone who would like to join our committee and help us make 2014 a Summit to remember!

We are meeting twice a month 9am every second and fourth Thursday and we will meet at the Coeur d'Alene Chamber. If you are interested please email us at nitsummit@gmail.com. We can then add you to our Committee list so you can receive meeting updates from the current Committee chair Paul Amador of University of Idaho.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit 2014 Date is Set

The date for the 2014 Annual North Idaho Tourism Summit has been set for Thursday, April 10th 2014 and will continue to be every Third Thursday in April every year going forward.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit 2013 Agenda



Here is a snapshot of what your day will look like if you participate in the North Idaho Tourism Summit coming up on April 4th at the Sandpoint Event Center in Sandpoint Idaho.

8:30 am
Registration Opens

9:00 am
Welcome and Overview of the Day: Kate McAlister

9:25 am
Minute Connections: Shar Scott

10:50am
Break (:20)

11:05am
Speaker: Jeanna Hofmeister, Vice President, Destination Marketing, Visit Spokane

11:35am
Speaker: Charles University of Idaho

12:05 pm
Lunch/Culinary Taste Event

1:00 pm
Welcome Back

1:05pm
State/Regional Panel Presentation
Updates from Karen Ballard (state)

Break

2:25 pm
Chamber/Regional Organization

3:00 pm
Speaker: Patrick McGaughey

3:55 pm
Wrap Up and Closing

4:00 pm
Adjourn

Friday, March 15, 2013

Extended Early Bird Registration Price for 2013 Summit

The date for the 2013 Annual North Idaho Tourism Summit has been set for Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 

This year’s Summit will be held at the Sandpoint Event Center 102 South EuclidSandpoint ID 83864 from 8:00am-4:00pm. 


Registration is now open!

Early bird will be $29/person until March 19th then price goes up to $34/person.

Click here now to register: Count Me In! 


The Summit’s theme is always “Fostering Strategic Partnerships” and includes popular elements from Summit’s past such as Minute Connections (speed networking), Culinary Tour of Local Fare for Lunch (included in your registration), updates from the State of Idaho Tourism Bureau as well as regional chambers, and collaborative educational pieces. 

New this year will be a more valuable way for Event Sponsors to interact with attendees and receive more recognition as sponsors. 

Instead of being a wall flower and standing behind a display table you are going to be put front and center with the ability to Host & Sponsor one of the 15 available attendee tables. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE $89.00Email nitsummit@gmail.com to see if there are still any available spots. 

The purpose of the North Idaho Tourism Summit is to provide the vehicle for those interested in the health of the tourism industry an opportunity to foster cooperation, provide education and form strategic professional relationships to promote and stimulate tourism throughout the region. 

The North Idaho Tourism Summit Steering Committee is an all-volunteer group that meets monthly with the sole purpose of producing and delivering the North Idaho Tourism Summit each year to bring together regional tourism leaders to share information and promote networking.
Agenda for the Day:

8:00 am Start
Welcome

Minute Connections (Speed Networking Event: Get to meet everyone in the room and let them get to know your business)

Lunch (Culinary Food Showcase)

State of Idaho & Regional Updates with Karen Ballard, Idaho State Tourism, Paul Norton Silverwood, and Jeanna Hoffmeister of the Spokane CVB

Local Chamber Updates

Final Two Speakers for the Day: Patrick McGaughey CPF, IOM is recognized as "America's Chamber Mentor" by chamber professionals coast to coast helping hundreds create new income and membership success.

The VP from University of Idaho talking about Bicycle and sustainability projects in Sandpoint

We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces in Sandpoint this year!!! 

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit 2013 Registration is LIVE!


The date for the 2013 Annual North Idaho Tourism Summit has been set for Thursday, April 4th, 2013.
This year’s Summit will be held at the Sandpoint Event Center from 8:00am-4:00pm.
Registration is now open! Early bird will be $29/person until March 15th then price goes up to $34/person. Click here now to register: Count Me In!
The Summit’s theme is always “Fostering Strategic Partnerships” and includes popular elements from Summit’s past such as Minute Connections (speed networking), Culinary Tour of Local Fare for Lunch (included in your registration), updates from the State of Idaho Tourism Bureau as well as regional chambers, and collaborative educational pieces.
New this year will be a more valuable way for Event Sponsors to interact with attendees and receive more recognition as sponsors.
Instead of being a wall flower and standing behind a display table you are going to be put front and center with the ability to Host & Sponsor one of the 15 available attendee tables.
For $89 (this includes summit registration for one person) you will get the opportunity to showcase your business to every summit attendee through Minute Connections, be able to decorate your table (within set guidelines) or just have your literature available, and showcase your summit raffle/giveaway as the center piece on that table (what an opportunity to get creative). Email nitsummit@gmail.com if you would like more details on this opportunity.
The purpose of the North Idaho Tourism Summit is to provide the vehicle for those interested in the health of the tourism industry an opportunity to foster cooperation, provide education and form strategic professional relationships to promote and stimulate tourism throughout the region.
The North Idaho Tourism Summit Steering Committee is an all-volunteer group that meets monthly with the sole purpose of producing and delivering the North Idaho Tourism Summit each year to bring together regional tourism leaders to share information and promote networking.
We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces in Sandpoint this year!!!
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Twitter: @NITSummit (www.twitter.com/NITSummit)
Register Now For NIT Summit 2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Recreation and Tourism Speaker Series

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Idaho overnight visitors statewide spent more than $1.8 billion in 2008, and in Kootenai County alone, recreation and tourism employs nearly 14 percent of the work force.

To support this growing sector of the region’s economy, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is introducing a Recreation and Tourism Speaker Series this October, featuring experts with insights into business, marketing and leadership development within the industry.

The series kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the U-Idaho Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way in Coeur d’Alene, with speaker Jeanne Hofmeister, chief marketing officer for Visit Spokane. Hofmeister is responsible for advertising and strategic marketing of the Spokane region to leisure, group and convention travelers.

She will present, “Marketing Strategies for Domestic Tourism Dollars and Cents.” Domestic tourism refers to people visiting destinations within their own country, and accounts for about 99 percent of all tourism in the US.

Hofmeister is an Emmy Award winning writer and has worked as a communications and marketing consultant to governmental organizations and private businesses around the world.

She studied communications at University of Washington and the University of Idaho, and recently earned credentials as a Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) through Purdue University. She is one of five experts to be featured in the series.

“One of the core goals of the University of Idaho's northern Idaho operations is to support local and regional business development," said Charles Buck, University of Idaho associate vice president for North Idaho. "We work with the business community throughout northern Idaho and in eastern Washington to identify their needs, and to meet those needs with educational opportunities.

“This series will highlight our region's tourism and recreation industry, and provide a forum for students and community members to learn more about this important sector. In addition to highlighting the challenges and opportunities for the industry, our speakers will discuss how their own training and educational experiences have contributed to their success.”

Each presentation will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Upcoming talks include:

Nov. 14: Karen Ballard, administrator for tourism development, Idaho Department of Commerce, presents. “International Marketing for Idaho Tourism.”

Feb. 13: A speaker, TBD, from the Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort.

March 13: Thomas Cusick, senior vice president of finance/CFO of Columbia Sportswear presents, “The Business Side of Rec-Tech.”

April 10: Rick Steltenpohl, executive director of Spokane Hoopfest, presents, “Using Servant Leadership to Create a World Class Tourist Event.”

For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu/cda or call (208) 667-2588.

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