Holiday Shopping and Celebrating

Are you shopping small this year with Small Business Saturday?  Perhaps Plaid Friday is more your style. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Well, if you’re keeping it local, keeping it festive, here are ways to get out and explore Minnesota’s Main Streets this holiday season: Willmar Holidaze 2014, Nov. 22, 2014 Black/Plaid Friday, November 28, 2014 New […]

Heritage Tourism Related Trainings

We expect this list to grow over time to include more training opportunities.  These training courses are relevant to people wanting to learn more about the different aspects of heritage tourism for their community. Festival and Event Management Training – Offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Tourism Center.  Check their website for upcoming times […]

Festival and Event Management – Training

The University of Minnesota Extension’s Tourism Center regularly offers training for event or festival staff and volunteers geared specifically around how to manage your event.  More information, including future course offerings, may be found on their Festival and Event Management website. Contact information: Tourism Center University of Minnesota 448 Coffey Hall St. Paul, MN 55108-6005 […]

Helping Businesses Take Advantage of Events

It’s a pretty typical response from a business – especially one with many regular customers – that they’re not excited about a big festival or event being planned for their street.  And that they may even close their business during the event. Businesses closing during major festivals or events is such a common issue for […]