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KPTMC encourages bed tax for Peninsula

...keep pressure off the general mill rate which hopefully if this bed tax passes it will help do that," Smith said. Shanon Hamrick, executive director for KPTMC, said a 4 percent bed tax is estimated to bring in about $2.4 million, based on...
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...The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Tuesday at Froso's Restaurant. Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, will give a presentation on a proposed Kenai...
Non-profits seek funding to continue providing community resources

...resolution failed. The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council is scheduled to get $300,000 from the borough. Shanon Hamrick, KPTMC executive director, said the council, which works to promote tourism on the Kenai Peninsula, said it is...
Tourism industry expects record season

...Projections for 2014 have called for another 2 percent increase with an estimated 500,000 Peninsula visitors, said Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council.Hamrick said she is expecting record numbers...
Assembly votes down advisory vote resolution concerning non-profits, KPC

...assembly. Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council representatives Michelle Glaves, council president, and Shanon Hamrick, executive director, each testified to the assembly about the council's work and its efforts to become self-sustaining...
4th Annual Taste of the Kenai sells out Sterling Community Center

...truly make this event possible and Bob Oaks of CBC Rentals and the Sterling Community Center for their great service and of course our auctioneer for the evening Eric Price and emcees Mark Gage and Robyn Sullens," concluded Shanon Hamrick.
Our Progress Days the volunteer parade judges- Rick Davis, Becky Hutchinson, Jim Stogsdill, Dale Bagley and Brenda Hartman. Shanon Hamrick and Tavia Wilson thank you for your invaluable help at the judge's stand and Merrill Sikorski, our Master of Ceremonies...

...Taste of the Kenai" Food and Spirit Tasting Event Friday, February 9 at the Soldotna Sports Center. According to Shanon Hamrick KPTMC executive director, the event sold out 200 tickets an entire week in advance for the second year in a row...
Come for the fishing, stay for the festivals

...rapidly growing trend. "Event tourism is growing nationally and we have an opportunity to develop that," said Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. Local events - like farmer's markets, fairs...
Tough year, lingering effects

...fourth quarters of 2010. Those quarters see the most local tourism and tourist revenue, said KPTMC Executive Director Shanon Hamrick. That revenue, while a boon for the area, can be a double edged sword when it dies down, she said. "When tourism...


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