TOUR SEKY 8th annual caucus to take place in Somerset

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By The Staff

The 8th annual TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky Caucus will take place today at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

This year's theme is "Don't Let Tourism Puzzle You." Highlights of the day include keynote speaker Congressman Hal Rogers and his outlook for tourism in 2009. During the "Puzzling Lunch," the Achievement Professionalism Excellence Xtraordinary award for tourism excellence will be awarded along with the "Shining STAR" Customer Service Trainer of the Year and "The Hal Rogers Governmental Tourism Impact Award."

Other speakers include Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow, national motivational speaker, trainer and comedian George Duvall, Berkeley Young of Young Strategies and Debbie Geiger of Geiger & Associates.

TOUR SEKY's mission is to promote, develop and expand the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky in an effort to contribute to the economic and cultural growth of the region.

For additional information about TOUR SEKY, call (606) 677-6142.