Part of our success as a small business in Wilmington is the result of Debbie Stamper and the Clinton County Convention Bureau attracting groups to this area. For instance, we have busloads of tourists from out of town on a somewhat regular basis. One group came from Boston to do a video for a large mega-church. We in turn send those visitors to the restaurants and other shops in the Wilmington area.
We use the Clinton County booklet that Debbie produces to advertise Wilmington and this county everywhere we go with art shows and festivals.
I’m convinced that the niche businesses have a positive input on visitors coming to this area. We must get the word out, and the Convention Bureau is the resource for telling our story. Debbie Stamper is the person with the expertise to get the job done … all the awards received prove that! Cutting fund for the Convention Bureau would be devastating for all the business people in this area. It would be a step backward instead of a step forward.