Magnolia Midlands Travel Association Unique by Nature
Discover the backroads of Georgia, a vast fertile plain of uncrowded highways taking travelers to small Southern towns at a slow and simple pace. Known as the Magnolia MIdlands, here you will find agricultural heritage, beautiful rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife, shopping and small town festivals. Spend a day - or longer - in the Magnolia Midlands where life is Back to Basics. (MMTA)
Members of the Georgia Magnolia Midlands Travel Association (MMTA) convened in Statesboro, Georgia or a two-day retreat!
The retreat was held March 14 – 15, 2013, at the Comfort Inn & Suites, and was hosted by the Statesboro Conventions & Visitors Bureau. This was the first ever retreat for the travel region.
The purpose of the retreat was for members of the MMTA to collaboratively work to create a vision and marketing plan for the travel association. The retreat was facilitated by Tina Hutcheson, who is a Team Georgia Member and Facilitator for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
“I was well pleased with the level of participation and fresh ideas that came from the members”, said Paula Rogers, president of the MMTA. “We left the retreat with a new direction and energetic disposition about the ideas that came forth during the retreat.
The Magnolia Midlands Travel Association consists of seventeen members representing Laurens, Bleckley, Pulaski, Truetlen, Montgomery, Candler, Screven, Bullock, Dodge, Wheeler, Toombs, Evans, Wilcox, Telfair, Jeff Davis, Appling, Tattnall, Irwin, Coffee, Bacon, Wayne, Long, and Atkinson counties in South Georgia.
Back Row: Left to Right
Becky Davis-Statesboro Convention & Visitor Bureau; Brandon Belanger-Statesboro Convention & Visitor Bureau; Hilda Boykin-Sylvania Better Hometown; Heidi Jeffers-Statesboro Convention & Visitor Bureau; Lori Hennesy-Georgia Department of Economic Development; Rich Williams-Vidalia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Paula Rogers-Telfair County Chamber of Commerce.
Front Row: left to Right
Tina Hutcheson-Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Linda Griffin-Glennville Chamber of Commerce; Haley Walton-Statesboro Convention & Visitor Bureau; Paula Tanner-Baxley Appling County Board of Tourism; Ingrid Varn-Vidalia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Georgia Henderson-City of Douglas; Latasha Roberts-Screven County Chamber of Commerce.
Telfair County Chamber of Commerce 9 East Oak Street * McRae-Helena, GA 31055 Office (229) 868-6365 Fax (888) 575-2477 * email@example.com www.telfairco.org