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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kinney Ferris

OTC announces grant recipients

The Oxford Tourism Council approved several grants to local events that bring visitors to Oxford during slow periods and a new marketing plan from Visit Oxford as its regular meeting Wednesday. (September 19, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Writer may be honored with highway

Visit Oxford asks for support to rename Highway 30 after William Faulkner. (July 16, 2014, Page 1, 12)

Baseball — a home run for economy

Successful baseball season and tournament give local economy a boost. (June 19, 2014, Page 1, 8)

Visit Oxford promotes Oxford during tourism week

The folks at Visit Oxford are celebrating Oxford’s tourism and hoping to introduce themselves to the community, again, after its re-branding last year from the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with a full week of events to celebrate National Tourism Month. For a complete listing of events, see today’s EAGLE. (April 30, 2014, Page 3)

Survey shows need for coordination

Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

  (April 14, 2014, Page 1,5)

Tourists to get better directions

Visit Oxford and MDOT are working together to make getting visitors to local attractions and the visitor’s center easier.

  (March 25, 2014, Page 1)

Tourism seeks more ad funds

The Oxford Tourism Council made a motion of support Wednesday during its regular for Visit Oxford in its quest to gain $100,000 in its budget for advertising to promote tourism. Also during the meeting, numbers were presented that showed the 2 percent food and beverage tax and the hotel/motel tax hit record highs in April. (July 18, 2013, Page 1)

Film project’s loss, local projects’ gain

Since filmmakers for the movie, “Admissions,” withdrew their request for a grant from the Oxford Tourism Council last month when they decided not to film in Oxford, $4,800 is now open to local projects or events that encourage tourism. Grant applications are due June 13 and can be downloaded from www.oxfordcvb.com. (May 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Hearing set on alcohol use at Cedar Oaks

Those with concerns on what limitations should be placed on Cedar Oaks as an event venue should attend the public hearing at 5:15 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center to discuss the historic home with the Tourism Council. (October 20, 2010, Page 2)

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