AGENDA: TDC to Talk Sports and Seafood Wine and Music Festival

by March 8, 2010 • 2 comments

At this meeting we will learn how successful the new-look Seafood Wine and Music Festival turned out to be. If you attended the event, it seemed as though it was hugely successful, but after all the tickets were counted, how huge was it really and will it translate to a bigger, better event for next year?

AGENDA

COMBINED BOARD MEETING
Bay County Tourist Development Council
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Panama City Beach
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
9:00 a.m.
Council Room, PCB City Hall

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

A. Invocation
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Approve Minutes From February 9, 2010

III. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON AGENDA ITEMS (3 Minutes)

IV. PRESENTATION TO 2009 TDC/CVB CHAIRMAN BY MR. MIKE BENNETT

V. UPDATE ON TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS, Mr. Bill Kinsaul, Clerk of the Court

VI. BOARD ACTION ITEMS

A. Discuss and Consider for Approval CVB/TDC Financial Statements Dated October 31, 2009, November 30, 2009, December 31, 2009 and January 31, 2010,, Mr. Dan Rowe, President
B. Discuss and Consider for Approval Coastal Planning & Engineering Invoice #100203, Invoice #100204, and Invoice #100205, Mr. Dan Rowe, President
C. Discuss and Consider for Approval Amendment 2 to FDEP Grant 07BA2, Mr. Dan Rowe, President
D. Update and Discuss and Consider for Approval Aquatic Plants of Florida Invoice #21029, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

VII. BOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. Update on Sports Marketing Activities, Mr. Richard Sanders, VP of Sports Marketing
B. Discuss Panama City Beach Seafood, Music & Wine Festival, Mr. Jack Bishop, Eventertainment, LLC

VIII. PRESIDENT’S REPORT

IX. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

X. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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1 Casual Observer March 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hopefully they will discuss new ways of putting “heads in beds” and “butts in seats” during the Sports Marketing update. Unfortunately for Panama City Beach, softball tournaments have been the ONLY sport of interest to Frank Brown Park.

There have been several attempts by local groups to bring soccer tournaments to the beach; all of which have been met with far less than enthusiasm or cooperation. Recently a local soccer organization hosted a one day “friendly” event that brought in over 45 teams. This was a huge success for the soccer club that brought in upwards of 450 families to Frank Brown Park and sent those families to Pier Park and other local businesses. This was just a one day “friendly”. This same club is attempting to host a two-day premier tournament at Frank Brown Park around Labor Day weekend that will bring in even more teams (and families) and will require hotel/condo stays. Hopefully the Sports Marketing group at the TDC will be more excited about this type of healthy “family oriented” revenue than it’s predecessors.

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2 Silver Surfer March 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm

The CVB is working very hard to diversify their portfolio with different sports that will have an economic impact to Panama City and it’s Beaches…

The unfortunate part is that Panama City Beach just does not have the facilities today to host other sports other than baseball and softball and this puts the destination at a disadvantage today…

However, I feel that the City, CVB and the Sports Marketing team is politicing for a quality multipurpose venue that will allow for many additional sports such as soccer, football, rugby, Lacross to name a few….This would put “Heads in Beds” and “Butts in Seats”

I have heard it can be a challenge at times working with staff at the Parks and Recreation Department and field condition are subpar at best, so I have been told, but with the amount of action those fields see annually…I would think it is hard to keep up a top notch facility…this is why we need more multipurpose fileds to give relief to current fields….

I know that with new fields comes more cost to incur but with a market segment that has over a $40 million dollar impact to our community…How can you not at least look at the opportunities?

I truly feel that the steps are in motion for the future of other sports…including soccer….I am not a soccer person but thank you and your club for bringing your event to our community and yes, I think that the destination invites this type of family oriented sport!

Silver Surfer

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