EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCHARLESTON AMBASSADORS
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New Program Seeks Ambassadors For Capital City
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 12, 2012 9:52 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
If you would like to show folks some good old-fashioned, Charleston, W.Va., hospitality, you can actually become an ambassador of the capital city.
The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnering with the East End Family Resource Center Senior Program to recruit people to become Charleston ambassadors, according to a news release from the visitors bureau. Volunteer ambassadors will engage in varied activities to enhance the visitor’s experience in Charleston, such as staffing a welcoming table at Yeager Airport during large conventions or assisting with visitors bureau events.
The bureau said many people discover this opportunity helps them to realize more about themselves and their community.
"This is one of the best experiences I've ever had," said ambassador Jay Glenn. "I learned so much that I didn't know about Charleston and had a great time with the other volunteers."
Ambassadors play a crucial role; sometimes they may be the first individuals to interact with visitors in our area. Charleston officials recognize how important this first impression may be.
"Our ambassadors roll out the welcome mat and show visitors the best Charleston has to offer – its friendly people," said Convention Visitors Bureau CEO Alisa Bailey. "By enhancing the visitors' experience, we ensure that they will come back to Charleston again and again."
To learn more and enroll in this new program, come to the resource center at the old Roosevelt school, 502 Ruffner Ave., Charleston at 10 a.m. Oct. 16.
For further information, contact Matthew Austin at the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-344-5075.
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