TRAClogo_smIsland businesses will have the ears of Visit NC tourism professionals during an open seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 22) in the Berkley Manor.

The state’s official tourism agency will bring its Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC), which is designed to help tourism-related businesses engage more fully with programs offered by Visit North Carolina and its partners. Any size business is welcome.

At the TRAC session, representatives from the Division of Tourism, departments of Commerce, Cultural Resources, NC GreenTravel and other agencies will be on hand to discuss services they can provide businesses including strategic planning, assistance with identifying funding sources, and as liaisons with other local, state and federal agencies.

There is no charge to attend, and no reservation is required.VisitNC logo

This is a floating event with booths set up for all of the different services offered by Visit NC and their partners. Folks can come and go at their leisure and have one-on-one time to talk with the Visit NC team.  There is no charge to attend.

After the session, the TRAC team will get a tour of the island, and that evening a pot-luck meal is planned for the visitors.

A similar session will be held the day before (Oct. 21) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hyde County Government Center in Swan Quarter. Locals interested in helping with this event should contact Sundae Horn at 252-921-0283.

The TRAC visit is made possible by the Economic Development Partnership for NC (EDPNC), Hyde County Office of Planning & Economic Development, Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Dare to Hyde Adventures and Ocracoke Island Realty.

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