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December 24, 2013

Business leaders are leading

One of the year’s most important developments was the hiring of a new president for the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.

The arrival of Leah Bolin on the scene, with her local knowledge and marketing background, brought a new intensity to the chamber’s outreach in the community. Months after Bolin came into place, the chamber board agreed to hire a full-time tourism director, a move that many local business and government leaders favored as the entertainment and retail scene continues to grow in the area.

Also on the horizon is the International Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, which will add the type of attraction that will draw visitors from across the region, nation and world. Being prepared to promote the growing community of Cullman County requires a professional, coordinated effort. The emphasis on tourism development is a pivotal move for the area. This represents a recognition that Cullman is growing, has greater potential than previously considered, and that efforts are being put into place to bring more people in for events and regular shopping trips.

Seeing the business community launching new ideas and aggressively marketing the tremendous assets and attractions of Cullman County is a refreshing reminder that this area has a bright future and a lot of potential to unlock.

 

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