Downtown Tryon group creates next steps

Published 5:32 pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Government issues
The government issues group will focus on town manager turnover, Nina Simone debt, government leadership training and grant sources. This group will also study voter turnout, consolidation of city and county services and increasing grant funding.

Communication strategies
Topics for the communication strategies group include websites, marketing strategies and promotable assets.

This group will study website topics including linking realty and merchant sites to local events, collaborative government internet distribution and update and maintain tourism websites.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Marketing and strategy topics for this group include to identify target publics, identify all useful channels, Facebook page, coordinate messages, advertising and public relations campaigns.

Promotable assets assessment topics for this group include financial stability, good parking, artistic community, brand, Morris, rich history, Harmon Field, railroad, gateway to mountains, Rogers Park, two live production theatres, movie theatre, Nina Simone, world class music ventures, schools, special events, family town, safe, local paper, country club, bakery, bookstores, drug stores, liquor stores, coffee, four seasons climate, equestrian, open trails, hospital, ICC, IGA, churches, Pangaea, Thermal Belt Outreach, no big box stores, FENCE, Sidestreet Pizza, Cowan’s Hardware, no gangs or graffiti, pet-friendly, depot and plaza, Pearson’s Falls, Lanier Library and garden clubs.