2015 Tri-State Tourism Summit Agenda

9:00 am – 10:00 am  Registration & Resource Fair

10:00 am  Welcome
Mount Pleasant Mayor Steve Brimhall
Dr. Steven Titus, President, Iowa Wesleyan University

Morning Session
Cory Jobe, Director Illinois Office of Tourism
Dan Lennon, Director Missouri Division of Tourism

Build Great Guest Experiences – Phil Bruno, Treat ’em Right

11:30 am  Networking Lunch & Resource Fair

Afternoon Session

Moderator – Jason Hutcheson, President & CEO, Greater Burlington Partnership, Steering Committee Member, Tri-State Development Summit

Social Media & Digital Marketing Panel
Gary Harpole, Owner, Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, Pike County, Illinois
Brooke Miller, Social Media Manager, Iowa Tourism Office
Amy Zeigler, Digital Marketing Manager, Iowa Tourism Office

The Value of Tourism: What Data Can Tell Us Panel
Adam Plagge, Executive Director, Fairfield Economic Development Association
Robin Hanna, MA, MPA, Project Manager, Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center, Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University
Joshua Shamberger, President, Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

3:00 pm  Conclusion

3:30 pm  After-the-Summit Mt. Pleasant Tourism Experience – Ice Cream Social
Join the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance and Midwest Old Threshers after the Summit for complimentary ice cream, an electric trolley tour of the Midwest Old Threshers grounds, museum tours and if we’re lucky, a ride on the steam-powered carousel.


Register for the 2015 Tri-State Tourism Summit. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form.