In today’s Charlotte Observer, Jim Morrill highlights some of the differences in how each city is planning for their respective political conventions next summer.
This front page story covers the 2012 Tampa Host Committees’s use of volunteer action groups to leverage the skills and experience of local professionals, basic security plans for the convention, fundraising strategies, and the local community.
Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing, discussed St. Petersburg’s role.
”Ginger Reichl lives in St. Petersburg, across the blue waters of Old Tampa Bay about 17 miles from its bigger, more bustling neighbor. ”We’re used to being sort of the sister city,” said Reichl, who owns her own marketing company. But she and others hope to make St. Pete and its nearby beach resorts a big part of the convention. She’s on an action team that’s talking about using St. Pete’s Tropicana Field for a huge welcome party for delegates and media. Like her, other boosters see the convention as an opportunity to bring together communities separated not just by water but often by their own parochial interests.
To read the entire article, visit the Charlotte Observer.
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