Thursday, April 7, 2011
Conventions, and two-day sports events would appeal to children and parents and prompt tourists to reserve a local hotel room.
Arnold’s Tourism Commission may begin to work more closely with the Parks and Recreation Department to increase tourism activities for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal year. The commission may also begin to develop partnerships with the tourism departments of St. Louis County, St. Louis city and Fenton. The tourism commissioners mentioned the ideas during the Tourism Commission’s meeting Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd. Tourism Commissioner Gary Allen and Parks and Leisure Commissioner Gary Plunk said, two- or three-day tournaments at Pomme Creek Golf Course or at Ferd B. Lang’s skateboard park and white-sand volleyball courts could attract more people to Arnold and prompt them to reserve rooms at local hotels. “Those are …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Two city meetings and a Spring Bingo event scheduled for the week beginning April 4.
Tourism Commission Meeting — Wednesday at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd. City Council Meeting — Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd, in council chambers. Spring Bingo — Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arnold Recreation Center, 1695 Missouri State Road.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mayor Ron Counts and City Council members have asked for the public's tourism ideas to attract more people to Arnold.
City council members and Mayor Ron Counts are inviting residents to offer tourism suggestions to will bring more people into the city during the summer and fall seasons. “We continue to struggle with this,” said Ward 3 Councilman Paul Freese to tourism commission members during the March 3 council meeting at City Hall, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd. Earlier this year, the board decided to reduce the number of city-sponsored concerts during this summer and fall. The two events are budgeted to cost between $15,000 to $20,000 per event. The city also receives a grant to host tourism events and bring people into Arnold. Tourists attending the events spend money at Arnold restaurants, gas stations, retailers and hotels, City Administrator Matthew Unrein …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The city's tourism commissioners are looking for lower-cost, family friendly events to increase tourism spending at area restaurants, gas stations and shops.
Arnold’s Tourism Commission Board will reduce the number of concerts, to two, this summer and consider other ways to use the grant money in the following years. “The purpose of the events is to bring people into our (Arnold’s) restaurants, using our gas stations, buying at our stores, and possibly having a family stay overnight in one of our hotel rooms,” City Administrator Matthew Unrein said during the commission’s meeting on Jan. 5. Unrein and the board members said there are two problems with the concert series: the declining number of people attending the events and the higher cost of bringing well-known performers to the city. Unrein said he watched a great performance at the last concert but a small crowd was there. “We didn’t make …