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/.


2015 Events Spring Up In Tennessee

The frost on the ground isn’t here yet, but that doesn’t stop Tennessee from planning a spectacular Spring 2015, filled with family-friendly festivals, quirky celebrations, and historic commemorations. EAST More than 200 performers from around the globe celebrate music, art, food, and dance at  Dollywood’s Festival of Nations   March 21 - April 20  in ... (click for more)

Governor Haslam Announces Tourist Development Commissioner To Depart

Governor Bill Haslam on Thursday announced that Susan Whitaker, commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development, will be departing the administration after dedicating 12 years of leading the department to return to the private sector.  “Susan has done a great job of promoting the unique assets that Tennessee has to offer to visitors from across the country and around ... (click for more)

Police Looking For Scruggs In Stabbing Of Man, Woman

Police are looking for 30-year-old Sean Michael Scruggs in the stabbing of a man and a woman. The victims were listed as Charde N. Joseph, 27, and Kameron Sales, 18. They suffered non-life threatening injuries. Warrants are on file for Scruggs for especially aggravated burglary, attempted murder, aggravated assault (domestic) and vandalism. The incident took place on ... (click for more)

Bobby Dodd Lawsuit Against City Moved To Federal Court

A lawsuit brought by former Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd against the city of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Fire and Police Pension Fund over his pension has been moved to Federal Court. The lawsuit was earlier filed in Chancery Court by attorneys Jerry Tidwell and Adam Izell. The suit says former Chief Dodd opted for a plan that would have half of his pension go to ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 10 Tasks For This Week

In 1993 a 95-year-old man named William Snell created a list called “Life’s Little Instructions.” His list has swirled around in the Internet ever since and it is, indeed, a delightful checklist to keep us focused in the right direction. Curiously, when I read over it this past weekend, it dawned on me that if each of us would try to accomplish just 10 items on Mr. Snell’s list ... (click for more)