Isothermal Community College holding “One Minute Ambassador” class

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Earlier this year, Our Carolina Foothills announced a partnership with Isothermal Community College that enabled business owners and staff to attend a free two-hour session entitled, “One Minute Ambassador.” It was attended by a diverse group of business owners, managers, employees and community members. Since then, we have had requests for more classes.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 9-11 a.m., 25 people will get to experience helpful tips for engaging customers, training staff members and elevating the overall customer experience in the Foothills. It is a great opportunity to network, meet other members of the community and hear different perspectives and techniques in dealing with customers. After all, who wouldn’t benefit from being able to give better service to customers or benefit from being on the receiving end?

The class will be held at ICC’s Polk Campus and will be led by Beth Hartle, Hospitality and Tourism Coordinator for ICC. The course will highlight tourism training so that each of us, as residents of the Foothills and/or as business owners, can converse about the many wonderful things our area has to offer. She will also present customer service and soft skills training that are part of the growing hospitality program.

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This is a do not miss for anyone who wants to improve and increase the way they interact with customers. If you own a business that deals with the public then this is targeted towards you! Seats are limited to 25. To reserve a place, please e-mail

Our Carolina Foothills began as an initiative to incorporate the rich history present in Landrum, Tryon, Columbus and Saluda while promoting our area as a unique tourist destination.  We now operate as a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to educating the public on the small towns in the Carolina Foothills while enhancing the quality of life for its residents and its visitors through marketing campaigns and events that highlight our Carolina Foothills’ uniqueness. To learn more about Our Carolina Foothills, please visit

– Submitted by Mindy Wiener