Tourism workshops in Iron River, Marquette

IRON RIVER — Understanding Tourism for Michigan Communities is a free workshop that will be offered in Iron River on Sept. 7, and in Marquette on Oct. 4, sponsored by the Michigan Tourism Strategic Plan 2012-2017.

The workshop targets elected officials, organizations, businesses and residents in both the western and central Upper Peninsula.

“Learn and explore possibilities. The objective is to demonstrate the magnitude and significance of the tourism industry. The workshop will help facilitate an open forum for an innovative and collaborative exchange for developing tourism across a specific region — western or central Upper Peninsula,” a spokesman said.

Organizers noted that tourism is one of the main economic engines of Michigan thanks to the abundance of both natural and man-made wonders that attract people from all over the state and all over the world.

The workshop in Iron River will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St.

Space is limited and registration is required by going online at

For additional information, contact the Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance at 906-265-3822.

The second workshop is on Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Ramada Inn, 412 West Washington St. in Marquette. Space is also limited and registration required by going to

For additional information on this workshop, contact the Marquette County Convention &Visitors Bureau at 906-228-7749.