Speakers announced for tourism forum

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Osage County Tourism Committee and the Osage County Industrial Authority announce the speaker and topic line-up for the second Tourism Forum, “Dimensions of Osage Tourism” to be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Helmerich Research Center at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa.

The forum will kick off with inspiration from Susan McCalmont, president, Creative Oklahoma. Attendees will then learn what resources are available to their organizations by representatives from Green Country Marketing, Osage County Tourism, the Pawhuska Industrial Authority, and Kimberly Noe-Lehenbauer from the Oklahoma Travel & Recreation Department.

Updates and highlights from Osage County’s three world-class attractions will be provided by James Pepper Henry, Gilcrease Museum; Harvey Payne, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve; and Kaci Fouts, Woolaroc. Bruce Carter, Tallgrass Gallery in Pawhuska, will share “Top ten things you can do now to market your business and build a service culture”.

The day will round out with Assistant Principal Chief Raymond Redcorn, Osage Nation, and Bruce Cass, Properties Manager of the Nation, sharing the Osage Story.

Osage County attractions, lodging, retail establishments and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Lunch is sponsored by Osage Casinos.

The Forum is free to attend but RSVP is required. To RSVP, contact the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce at pawhuskachamber2@sbcglobal.net or (918) 287-1208.

For more information regarding the forum, contact Eddy Redeagle at eredeag@peoplepc.com or 918-637-1464.