It is hard for me to believe that it has been eight months since I became the director for the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau. It has been a wonderful experience and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.
My first big project was the Trike Riders International Rally which took place in July and brought close to 1,000 people to our area. I am happy to report that they had such a great time and were so well received by Sikeston-Miner residents that they have already made arrangements to hold their rally here again in 2009 with an expected turnout of well over last year's participants.
As you know, I have also had the opportunity to attend various conventions and seminars this past year. It has been thrilling to learn that many tour operators, event planners, meeting planners and destination marketing organizations are interested in our area and do in fact recommend the Sikeston-Miner area as mini vacation destinations. Due to the gas crunch this summer, some of them even extended their journey from a one day trip to a two-three day stay.
And finally with the Christmas season upon us, please take advantage of the many shopping opportunities we have in the Sikeston-Minor area. We have a variety of shops that will fit your gift giving needs and numerous sales personnel that will be more than happy to help you find that special gift or gifts you are looking for.
If you have any ideas, or if I can help you with an upcoming event or party, just give me a call at 573-471-6362. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!