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TCVB Launches “P.I.T. Stops” Program

Tourism is the largest private sector employer in Tuolumne County accounting for 2400 jobs excluding the casinos which are counted separately.

To better acquaint the community with the various types of tourism organizations located here, the TCVB (Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau) is launching a new program called, “P.I.T. (Partners In Tourism) Stops.”

Residents and TCVB members alike will be invited to visit member establishments over the next few months to get a behind the scenes look at what they do and learn more about how that affects our local economy. It’s a great opportunity for residents throughout the area to better understand the role tourism plays in our area and see how these kinds of businesses contribute to our community. Hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and cafés will be provided at each P.I.T. Stop.

The first P.I.T. Stop takes place Wednesday, April 1, from 5 to 6:30 PM at Mountain Sage Nursery in Groveland. Subsequent P.I.T. Stops will be at Railtown State Historic Park on Wednesday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM and Twain Harte Mini Golf, on June 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. So far events have been scheduled through November of this year. Contact the TCVB at 209-533-4420 for the complete list.

The purpose of the program is two-fold: to reinforce the importance of tourism to our area and to encourage everyone in the community to know what we have to offer and become “tourism ambassadors” on behalf of Tuolumne County. So many of our attractions and activities that locals take for granted are very dependent on outside visitors to stay in business. Attracting more visitors helps retain the wonderful recreational, cultural, historic and culinary attractions we have to offer.

The program will be under the direction of Anna Davies. For more information, contact the TCVB at 209-533-4420.