Great Tips Offered for Festival and Event Organizers

The Texas Leadership Institute (TLI) invites festival and event organizers to take advantage of an outstanding regional workshop coming to Beeville in March.  TLI Workshop 1362:  Developing Successful Festivals & Events is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on March 20 in Beeville at Coastal Bend College, 3800 Charco Road and will provide insight into insurance needs; marketing and promoting events; the nuts and bolts of planning events; and best practices for working with your community.  This workshop is hosted by Coastal Bend College, Continuing Education.

 “Although festivals and events are a lot of fun, they also require an extreme amount of organization and work to be successful”, said Dr. Greg Clary, TCRE Chairman.  “These experienced instructors will teach you to tackle festival planning systematically and efficiently”, continued Dr. Clary.

Your Festival Workshop instructors;  Becky Allen, CFP, Executive Director for the George West Chamber of Commerce and a partner of The Buzzard Bar Cooking Team; Mary Margaret Campbell, Executive Director of the George West Storyfest; and Scott Shaw, Director of Fairs and Festivals at Kaliff Insurance, each bring unique backgrounds and experiences to the Festival Workshop.  They will lead you to an understanding of the many components required to organize a successful event.  Join these energetic instructors for the day in Beeville and be prepared to return to your community with the tools you need to develop your next successful event.

The $129 registration fee includes refreshments, lunch and workshop materials. Please refer to for more information and for the form that will insure you receive announcements about TLI workshops.  Please follow the link to the TCRE store to register.   This workshop is just one of many being offered by TLI this Spring.

The Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (TCRE) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation creating and growing businesses by connecting entrepreneurs and their communities with the capital, management and leadership resources they need to be successful.  The Texas Leadership Institute (TLI) is a program of the TCRE.

For information on TLI workshops contact: Joanne Weik, TLI Coordinator 325-205-2175


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