Thursday, May 14, 2015

Franklin County Tourist Development Council Newsletter: Tourism Talk


A compilation of news items from the Franklin County TDC Administrative Offices
Curt Blair – Administrator    Laura Graham – Executive Assistant

Budget Preparations
Budget time is approaching for county agencies. The TDC Board approved its proposed budget for 2015-16 at its May 6, 2015 meeting. Based on collections this past year, revenues for 2015-16 are projected to be $950,000. Budgets will be final when adopted by the BOCC at the end of September. The TDC will be preparing its marketing plan in August and September.

Workshop with Advertisers
May Committee meetings are cancelled. Instead, the TDC, will hold a workshop to hear proposals from advertisers at the EPVC on May 20, 2015 beginning at 2:00 P.M.

COCA Advertising
The TDC has approved an advertising program with the Leon Council on Culture and Arts that will dovetail with COCA’s “More than you thought, This Week” Monday events distribution. The focus of the Franklin County ad will be “Things to do if you are going to the coast this week.” The COCA email distribution is to a pre-qualified list of individuals interested in arts and culture is a major audience for visitors to Franklin County. This will be an opportunity to highlight events occurring each week before a Tallahassee audience. The program is expected to begin in June.

Grant Expenditure Reimbursement Requests
Non-profit organizations are reminded to submit their requests for reimbursement to Laura Graham as soon after their event as possible. Laura can be reached at the EPVC at 670-3474 or laura@saltyflorida.com.

Logo, address, phone
Groups are also reminded that the TDC logo, address and phone number have been changed since action by the TDC Board in January. You may obtain a camera ready copy of the TDC logo for use on all your publications supported by the TDC by downloading one from the TDC website, www.saltyflorida.com.The physical and mailing address for both the EPVC and the TDC offices is 731 Highway 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328. Phone 850-670-3474.