Speaking to members of the Evarts Tourist and Convention Commission on Monday, Enterprise business development specialist Bryan Key offered them a “Summer Stimulus Program” to enhance their advertising and save them money during the city’s peak tourism season.
After a lengthy discussion, the commission agreed to take advantage of the program and promote their upcoming Fourth of July Parade and Labor Day Festival through advertising with the Enterprise.
Key said by offering some specially priced advertising opportunities during the month of June is just one way the Harlan Daily is trying to help their advertisers.
In other commission action, members gave their clerk, Kristi Lamb, permission to contact all local inflatable companies to obtain prices for inflatables to be used during their upcoming Labor Day Festival set for Aug. 30 in the city.
“If anyone is interested in presenting a deal to the city about the use of inflatables during the Labor Day Festival we encourage them to contact the city as soon as possible,” said commission member Sidney Johnson. “We want to possibly try something different this year by allowing the inflatable company to place their inflatables at the festival, operating them themselves and charging a set fee. We are just weighing our options and will decide which way we want to go at our next meeting in July.”
Lamb presented a copy of the commission’s financial report to members and added receipts from the restaurant tax in the city were remaining steady.
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