Corinth CVB boosts farm show

By Lena Mitchell | NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau increased its advertising and promotion support for the Alcorn Farm and Machinery Show planned for Jan. 19-21.
The Corinth Area CVB board in a special meeting last week voted to increase support of the event from its previously approved $5,000 to $10,000, said CVB Executive Director Kristy White. The Crossroads Arena board had requested $15,000.
The funding comes with stipulations.
After executing a written agreement with the Corinth Area CVB for the additional funding, Arena officials must submit invoices to be paid directly by the CVB, or canceled checks or paid invoices that will be reimbursed. The Arena will not receive a check for the full funding amount.
Also, advertising must mention extending the visit in the Corinth area with reference to the CVB’s website at www.corinth.net for additional information.
A final written report to the CVB must include the number of attendees, revenue and out-of-area visitors.
In addition to planning for this week’s county basketball tournament to be held at the Arena and the farm and machinery show, the Arena’s board also discussed last week the sudden resignation of the general manager.
Kathryn Dilworth mailed her letter of resignation to the Arena board on Dec. 22, to be effective immediately. Dilworth did not give reasons for her departure other than a decision to move her career in a different direction.
Arena board chairman Bill Strickland said the board has accepted Dilworth’s resignation but has not begun yet to actively recruit another general manager. However, what he expects they’ll look for is someone with experience in that kind of job who will be effective in bringing in shows and events.
They also have been in discussions with Nashville-area promoters to market and procure shows as well, Strickland said.
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