Yakima Valley Tourism has launched a campaign to bring more convention and group business to Yakima. “Bring It Home Yakima” is aimed at getting local citizens and groups to invite, attract and host their state and regional events in Yakima.
“Often it takes local people who are involved in their trade and personal interest groups to help bring their conferences to town,” stated John Cooper, President & CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism. “This campaign is designed to encourage and help them to do just that.”
Cooper cites there are many groups and organizations that local residents belong to including trade and professional associations, sporting groups plus hobby, religious, military and fraternal organizations. “All of them have meetings, tourneys and events so let’s bring them to Yakima,” he stated.
To assist residents in this effort, Yakima Valley Tourism has built a website www.BringItHomeYakima.com that contains resources, assistance provided by the organization and a simple form for people to fill out to be contacted. “Just let us know what groups you’re involved in and we’ll be in touch to see how together we can bring their events to town,” Cooper stated.