Chamber promotes Nacogdoches County in Tyler airport
Catching travelers before and after their air flights can be a bit tricky. But local community promoters did just that this past week.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce volunteers and staff attended “Chamber Day,” an event sponsored by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
As air travelers passed through the facility, they picked up the Chamber’s Official Guide to Nacogdoches and its City/County map, along with brochures provided by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and Pineywoods Economic Partnership. Many travelers entered a drawing for a night on the town in historic Nacogdoches with a night’s stay at the Haden Edwards Inn and dinner for two at the Fredonia Café. The contest entry form also asked the travelers if they were interested in visitor information, retiree information, Stephen F. Austin State University or business relocation.
“We appreciate our counterparts in Tyler allowing us to promote and introduce Nacogdoches to travelers using the Pounds Regional Airport. Some of them may spend a weekend in our city with their families, maybe attend an event or festival, and some may look at our area as their retirement location,” said Bruce Partain, President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber. “We also found people interested in attending SFA and in talking about relocating a business to Nacogdoches.”
The event was one of the first opportunities to publicly announce that Nacogdoches County is a Certified Retirement Community.
The day ended with a reception for attendees and guests.
Varron McLemore, chamber volunteer, explains the benefits of visiting and living in Nacogdoches County to Bullard, Texas resident Beverly Thompson at “Chamber Day.” Others helping promote Nacogdoches and Texas Forest Country were PEP Executive Director Trent Ashby and Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Bruce Partain. Photo by Bruce Partain.