The Johnston County Visitors Bureau, by approval of the governing board, has created the new Johnston County Hospitality Association. The association will consist of members involved in the hospitality industry such as hotels, attractions, retail stores, restaurants, meeting/sports/wedding facilities, transportation services, event and festival planners, and educational/training instructors. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Johnston County Visitors Bureau and hospitality partners throughout the year on issues related to our industry, networking, and to share ideas on marketing the county.
The goals of this association are to assist in promotions, develop tourism ambassadors, and establish educational topics of value to the membership. The Johnston County Hospitality Association will serve as an advisory board to the Johnston County Tourism Authority to recommend or initiate county-wide tourism projects and marketing campaigns.
The fee to participate as a member is $50 per year for each business with fees being used for hosting speakers and other meeting related costs. Regular meetings will be held in the Visitors Bureau’s meeting room in Downtown Smithfield on Third Street. Meetings are scheduled quarterly, the 4th Tuesday of the month in February, April, June and October at 2pm.
Memberships renew on January 1 of every year with dues charged on an annual basis.