Taylor hits the ground running with new business development position
I will admit that I have probably thrown more bricks than bouquets at our town hall, but today is all good. We have a new person in the town office as the new business and development officer. I refer to Rebecca Taylor. I say they got a bargain, because as far as I can see Rebecca is certainly putting her whole effort into this job.
It was my pleasure earlier this year to be at the tourist bureau with her. She sweet talked the manager into giving her more space for our town
and up front at that.
She impressed me. She has made an all-out effort to attract tourists to this town, and supported the efforts of others. Leslie Childs was running a walking tour on Thursday afternoons; Rebecca extended it by offering not only an evening tour, but getting a carriage ride tour up and running as well.
I hear she has contacted bus companies and not only told them what the town has to offer, but is letting them know that there is ample parking.
She also let them know that we are the centre of the Maritimes and are an excellent home base if you want to make day trips. She has run a video celebrating Cumberland County, plugging the other attractions in this area and suggesting that Amherst is a good base to get to them.
I was at a meeting she was attending, the guest was Kevin Barrett, who represents the government of Nova Scotia in culture and heritage. It wasn’t long before Rebecca was quizzing him about which programs she could get funding for or partial funding.
It is not my purpose here to do a litany of things she has accomplished or to judge their merits. Mainly because I don’t know all she is doing, only what I observed. I think she has done a yeoman’s job of getting things started and done. She has now made sure we are well represented on the Internet as well.
So, come on Amherst! You have a winner here, give her what she needs to work with and you might be pleasantly surprised.