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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. March 15, 2012 Ruston, LA

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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. March 15, 2012 Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present:
Bill Hogan, Chair
Keith Brasuell
Chris Garriga
Dr. Dave Guerin
Skip Russell
Gregg Phillips
Rosy Bromell
Don Dyson
Dr. Kenoye Eke
Staff Present:
Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Call to Order
Mr. Hogan called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Bush presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mr. Brasuell made a motion to approve the agenda. Mrs. Bromell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes
Action Item #2: Mr. Russell made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mrs. Bromell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments-None
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Edmiston reported on the success of the Top 28 Basketball Tournament. The tournament brought 27,500 people to Ruston. During the weekend, the city more than doubled its population. The economic impact of the event was $4.1 million.
Treasurer's Report
Dr. Guerin presented the financial report. Expenses exceeded revenue for the month of February. Lodging tax collection for the month of February was flat.
Chairman's Report - Mr. Hogan thanked the staff for their work on hosting a successful Top 28 Tournament.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 a.m.
Mission Statement: To create, preserve and enhance overnight stays and quality visitor experiences through the promotion and development of the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish.
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