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Phil Moore is the Executive ...
Phil Moore is the Executive Director at Mahoning County CVB
"We're not back in the steel ...
"We're not back in the steel mill days anymore," said Phil Moore, executive director of the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
So it behooves us to all ...
So it behooves us to all find ways to work together," said Phil Moore, director of the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Although gas prices are up by ...
Although gas prices are up by a dollar or more from last year, Phil Moore of the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said airline prices are up even higher because of fuel costs, which will force many travelers to look for shorter distances for their trips.
SALEM - Phil Moore has worked ...
SALEM - Phil Moore has worked abroad and throughout major cities in the United States, including with the tourism bureau in Kissimmee/St.
Cloud, the Disney tourism district of Florida.
Currently the executive director of the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Moore said there are things about this area which draw people.
Those things are mainly centered around "community."
"There is a sense of community here that has captured me," Moore
told those attending Sunday's 58th Annual Banquet of the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce
"And I'll bet it has captured you."
said in many of the places he
has been, they lack a sense of community which remains here in the Mahoning Valley.
People here work together on a project and take pride in it, like the new Columbiana Tourism Bureau
did this holiday season with "The Joy of Christmas" in Firestone Park.
noted it was a risk, the project was a big success and that was because it was done right.
took the position in Mahoning County, Moore
said promoting the area with the reputation it has was a challenge.
At first, he
had to make sure there were fewer people leaving each day than they were attracting.
"People recognize us as a strong community," Moore
said, "still with its problems, but a strong community."
Moore has been working with the Columbiana Tourism Bureau, and he said in the Internet-age, community has fewer lines.
Those coming to the area do not care that Mahoning County stops at state Route 14.
"We share enough in common," Moore
"That is what's important."
Part of that is the people, who are welcoming, help each other and know how to make guests find comfort here.
It was brought up several times throughout the night in places like Florida it is hard to find any sense of community.
"It's that sense of community that they want to come see," Moore
said, "because in many places in America they have lost it."