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Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Hosts Workshop To Boost Festival Attendance Across The State

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 14, 2011 in Press Releases
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(Berkeley County, S.C.) – The Lowcountry Hospitality Association, a division of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, proudly welcomes two dynamic presenters from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) to help festival and event coordinators maximize resources and increase attendance:

Festivals 101:
How To Fund, Coordinate and Manage Successful Festivals
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Cypress Gardens
3030 Cypress Gardens Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Registration: 9:00am
Workshop Seminars Begin Promptly At 9:30am

Featuring Special Guest Speakers:

Carolyn Morris
Executive Director and Event Planner
Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA)

Amy Doherty
City of Suwanee

With so many special events and festivals competing for dollars and attendance, how do you secure funding and successfully manage your local event?  Join us for a full day seminar on how to fund, coordinate, manage and promote a successful festival.  Whether you already have a festival or are thinking of offering a new one, Carolyn Morris will be discussing the strategies and tips you absolutely need to know to ensure the success of your event.

Seminar Workshops Include:

Event Planning and Operations

Learn key aspects of developing and executing a festival or event from an operational viewpoint.  Discussion will focus on location and traffic flow, budget, infrastructure, safety, time line, supplies, volunteers and staffing.  We will also touch upon the importance of a mission statement and evaluations.  This is an interactive session so bring your suggestions and questions.

Making your Volunteers Festival Savvy

Everyone knows you can’t have a successful event without good volunteers.  Sometimes we need to put the right information at their fingertips!  Join us as we explore ways to get a lot of information in a little bit of time so that your volunteers are well informed for your audience and make your festival more efficient to attendees! 

Refreshing Ideas to Help Make your Event Sizzle

Are you tired of the same old event?  Ever wonder how the other festivals keep their festival alive and exciting? Sit in on this session and learn how to keep your event sizzling.  Actual samples and suggestions will be discussed.  It is OK to borrow … it’s almost required.

“We originally scheduled this workshop to help boost festival attendance at Berkeley Chamber of Commerce member attractions,” explains Elaine Morgan, CEO of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, “However, I found that this topic sparked the interest of other event organizers statewide so we have decided to promote the workshop to festival and event organizers across the state.”

The cost is $10.00 for members of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and $25.00 for non-members.  For more information or to register, visit or call (843) 761-8238.

About Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business and tourism in Berkeley County. Progressive industries; world renowned natural beauty; historical landmarks; lakes and rivers; and vibrant recreation mixed with shopping and locations which have been the back drop for major motion pictures all make Berkeley County a center for “the good life”. For more information, visit


April 14, 2011


Contact: Gina Smith
Phone: (843) 437-8357


Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Hosts Workshop To Boost Festival Attendance Across The State