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An Initiative of the Fayette County Cultural  Trust                                                   
 

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2017 Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program Dates:

2017 Schedule
We still have dates available....
March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

David Meredith
Hi-tech industries in the Laurel Highlands

April 03

Dr. Michael Comiskey
Great Allegheny Passage Volunteer
Biking from Washington DC - Pittsburgh

April 10

Bruce Elliott - Author
B&O Railroad History - Cumberland to Pittsburgh
Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display

April 17

Shirley Rosenberger
Art in the Laurel Highlands

April 24

Amanda Chappelle Peters & Elaine DeFrank
Coal & Coke Heritage Center Penn State

May 01

Dave R. Scofield
Director Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village

May 08

Vicki Leonelli
Fayette County History  


$5.00 Donation offsets the cost of Food

The 2017 Laurel Highlands Ambassador program will be held at the 

Connellsville Canteen located at 131 West Crawford Avenue.  

Times will be from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm each day.

Last Years Ambassador Program consisted of:


The Connellsville Canteen Ladies were exceptional  Ambassadors in the area during WWII.  They meet every train coming into Connellsville 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They greeted every one with smiles, food and if needed a safe place to sleep for he night.  Although the war has been over for many years, people are still coming to our area to enjoy the place that we call home.


Fayette County is very historic and consists of 798 square miles.  Promoting Tourism is one of the ways Fayette County can capitalize on getting tourists to come and visit our region.  By making each visitor experience extraordinary, heritage destinations and those who directly interact with visitors have the opportunity to profoundly impact a visitor's travel experience and our community's bottom line.  Knowledgeable, responsive, and friendly interaction can positively attract a visitor's decision to stay longer, leave singing the praises of their terrific experience, make return visits, and share their good experiences with others - each a critical ingredient for increased and enhanced tourism.


The Connellsville Ambassador Program is a ground breaking program that serves to increase tourism by training and inspiring front-line hospitality employees, volunteers, and residents  to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience.  This program gives participants the opportunity to build upon their knowledge of the local region, enhance their skills in serving customers, increase their awareness of information resources and discover the power of tourism.


Who can benefit from the Ambassador Program?


- City Governments

- Police Departments

-Area Airports

-Attractions & Gaming Places

-Hospitals

-Realtors

-Libraries

-Lodging

-Restaurants

-Convention Centers & Facilities

-Economic & Workforce Development

 

Tourists and visitors are coming to the Fayette County area.  Some are in search of a quiet vacation spot, some in search of history, and some are in search of outdoor adventures.  Whatever their reason for coming, just remember that first impressions are lasting ones.  We want those visitors to enjoy their vacation in the area, come back often, and tell their friends back home what a great area this is to visit. 

 

A good communicator and knowledgeable resident go a long way in bringing those tourist dollars back to our community.  Knowledge is the key to success and learning through this Ambassador Program is the one step that you can take to give back to your community in a positive way.


If you would like to be a Ambassador,  possess a positive outlook, and have a willingness to learn about the areas rich history and attractions please contact us for the password to success.  This self paced course will teach you about the areas history and attractions.


Once we receive your request we will email you the password.  Then you can use the link below to view the self paced course.


YES, I want to be an Ambassador!


If you would like to take the self paced course you will need the pass code.  Please email us at [email protected] 

for more information.