City leaders and business owners of Ballard County met on Monday, August 20 with a Paducah-based consulting an to discuss a plan to attract tourists and new business to the county. The meeting was held at the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce.
"We are fully behind this marketing plan and want to help the business owners in our community succeed," said Myra Hook, executive director of the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce.
"It is extremely exciting to see the change in attitude and trajectory in growth since we began this campaign. In the past year, several new businesses have opened, the paper mill is planning to re-open and tourism is set to rise in Ballard County," ," said Jon Deaton, president of 20/20 Xtreme, 20/20 Xtreme is a destination branding and consulting firm based in Paducah, Kentucky. We are headed in the right direction and I am glad to see all of the leaders in the community come together for this common goal."
"I want everyone to be on the same page communicating, collaborating and working together," said Todd Cooper, Ballard County Judge-Executive.
"We are fully behind this marketing plan and want to help the business owners in our community succeed. The Ballard County Chamber of Commerce wants to be the support for business owners and guide them in the right direction with this plan. I have seen so much positive change in our county over the past several years and now we are together talking about further growth. That's a major accomplishment and I am very proud!" Says Myra Hook, executive director of the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce.
A Unity in the Community meeting will be held on October 2 at 4 p.m. to continue the conversation about the strategic marketing plan for Ballard County.
The meeting is open to the public.