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Networking opp set for Grand County wedding vendors

Staff Report

Weddings are big business, adding an estimated $70 billion to the American economy each year. Grand County alone hosts an average of over 500 weddings each year. Often they are the biggest event a family will experience together.

The Grand County Tourism Board and the Grand County Office of Economic Development have scheduled a networking opportunity for wedding vendors to connect and explore the advantages of collaboration.

The meeting is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. on Monday, March 23, at the Mountain Parks Community Room in Granby.

Grand County has the advantage of providing some of the most beautiful venues and spectacular views available anywhere in the country. Planning a wedding is complex, with multiple vendors involved and many logistics to coordinate. Often a wedding client will utilize out-of-county vendors to provide a service that could have been found locally.

As with any business in a rural or remote area, there is the entrepreneurial opportunity to identify a need and meet it with a new or expanded business plan. Wedding business vendors are invited to use the opportunity to get to know their industry partners for collaboration, referrals and sharing "best practices."

It may also become apparent that there are some services that are in short supply in Grand County and that some aspects of the business of weddings needs to be strengthened.

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All in attendance will have a few minutes to highlight their business and are encouraged to bring brochures/business cards/samples.

Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP is necessary, just come and connect. For more information, contact Dede Fay, sales director for the Grand County Tourism Board, at (970) 531-7020 or Grand County Economic Development Coordinator DiAnn Butler at (970) 531-1343.

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