Redesign Of Greeneville Website Offers Engaging Experience For Visitors

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - by Melanie Beauchamp

The Greene County Partnership, a non-profit organization that houses the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Tourism, Education & Workforce Development and Keep Greene Beautiful programs, is announced the redesign of its tourism website www.VisitGreenevilleTN.com.

The new tourism website draws the visitor in with compelling, engaging website graphics and videos that showcase Greene County’s extensive beauty and historical value. The site includes improved content and is organized into topics such as “What To Do,” “Events,” “Accommodations,” “Conferences and Meetings,” and “Retire” so the visitor can easily access the information they’re seeking.

“The new website is vibrant, easy to navigate, and has the in-depth area information that will draw new tourists to the county to visit the historic home and burial place of the 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson, as well as many other wonderful resources found in Greene County,” said Lizzie Watts, superintendent of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.

In addition to improved content, the new site offers mapping integration that didn’t exist on the previous site. Each lodging facility now has an interactive Google map associated with its listing so visitors can easily find the most convenient facility for their needs. Site maps of local sporting venues have also been added to the website to assist in the marketing efforts of the Tourism Department and its Sports Council to attract national and regional tournaments.

“These maps will be an invaluable tool for recruitment,” said Tammy Kinser, director of tourism. “Tournament site selectors need detailed information on locations, field sizes, practice facilities and layouts before they will seriously consider us and now we are providing that with a click of the mouse.”

The website was designed and developed by Rick Whittington Consulting, a Partnership member and website design, development and marketing strategy firm located in Richmond, Va. The Partnership’s new Economic Development website, designed by Rick Whittington Consulting, was launched late last year and won the Southern Economic Development Communications Award of Superior in Aug. 2012. For more information, visit www.EconDevWebsites.com.

For a complete list of events happening or for more information, visit www.tnvacation.com , facebook.com/tnvacation, tnvacation.com/triptales/, or twitter.com/tnvacation/.


Tennessee State Parks To Host National Trails Day Hikes

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on  Saturday, June 3 . Events will include free, ranger-led hikes through areas with waterfalls and scenic vistas as well as hikes focused on local history and trail clean-ups. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails, ... (click for more)

Historic Rugby Writer’s Series Welcomes RB Morris On May 20

Historic Rugby continues its year-long series of writer visits on Saturday, with a reading and performance by RB Morris. The reading is free and will be at the Harrow Road Café in Rugby at 7 p.m. The café will open for dinner at 5pm. All times are Eastern. Mr. Morris is a poet and songwriter, solo performer and band leader, and a sometimes playwright and actor from Knoxville, ... (click for more)

Woman Killed By Falling Tree At Neighborhood Near Hunter Road

A woman was killed by a falling tree outside her home in a neighborhood off Hunter Road late Monday morning. At about 11 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the 7300 block of Landlock Drive near Micasa Lane. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim is being withheld until notification can be made to her next-of-kin. ... (click for more)

Public Defender Says Another Entity Needs To Continue Funding For New Mental Health Court

Public Defender Steve Smith said another entity needs to take over funding the new Mental Health Court. He said Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has agreed to oversee the court and will make a budget presentation to the County Commission on May 31. Mr. Smith told members of the Pachyderm Club on Monday that he has been funding the program through the services of Anna Protano ... (click for more)

Local School Boards Should Not Delegate Their Authority To Others

Education is primarily a state and local responsibility in the United States. Most Tennesseans support local control of public education by the district board of education. This includes the autonomy of the local school district to adopt curriculum, assessments, and programs to meet recognized educational goals and objectives.  It is clear in the Tennessee Constitution that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: DeVos Changes Everything

I believe that from every point on my moral compass the state’s hijacking of five public schools in Hamilton County is wrong. I also believe I can argue with success from any direction on my compass against any of the proposals or terms that Commissioner Candice McQueen just threatened to impose on the county’s Department of Education. But today let’s go to ‘True North’ on my compass ... (click for more)