Northfield’s Convention and Visitors Bureau invited stakeholders to share input with them as they finalize plans for 2008.
A group of a dozen or so folks, including representatives from the Historical Society, the Arts Commission, the Defeat Committee, both colleges and a number of local businesses, gathered at the Northfield Golf Club this morning to discuss local tourism initiatives.
Questions asked included: Where are the visitors coming from? What brings them to Northfield? and What community tourism marketing ideas would you like to share with the CVB Advisory Board?
The discussion touched upon the powerful draw exerted by the colleges, culture, and athletic events, the economic potential of a hockey rink and performing arts center, and the opportunities/challenges of January, February and March.
Local businessperson Norman Butler summarized it well by saying, “We’re talking about the same things, we’re going in the same direction, let’s see if we can get something done”.