Saturday, November 24, 2007

Lawrence chamber to narrow its search

By Nancy Glasscock, The Decatur Daily

MOULTON — The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will narrow its search for a president next week, a member said.
Chamber members Kenneth Brackins, Danny Whitmon and Kathy Graham are leading a search committee to replace former chamber President Vicki Morese.
Morese will retire at the end of December after about six years with the chamber.
“We’ve got an advertisement out, and I think it’s going to run probably through the rest of this week; then we’ll start looking at the individuals who applied,” Brackins said.
He said he didn’t know how many applications were submitted.
Morese began her career in 1979 as director of the Moulton Parks and Recreation Department. She later took a job as a special events programmer for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She also owned and operated Manley and Associates Event Management Co. while in Florida.
After returning to North Alabama, she became the special events director for Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Continue involvement
Morese said she will continue her involvement with the annual Chicken and Egg Festival as a volunteer event coordinator.
Applications will be accepted only by mail and must be postmarked by Dec. 7.
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, communication skills, computer knowledge and experience working with volunteers. For a complete job description, salary range and application, visit the chamber’s Web site at www.lawrencealaba

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fiddlers named Event of the Year

ROGERSVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention received the Event of the Year Award at an annual tourism awards event.
The Alabama Mountain Lakes Association named Fiddlers the top event during its awards presentation at Joe Wheeler State Park on Thursday.
Fiddlers is the first weekend in October at Athens State University and draws more than 15,000 spectators and 200 competing musicians.
Local award winners
Other local award winners were:
Vicki Morese, president of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Professional of the Year Award; she has started programs such as Youth Leadership Lawrence and launched the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival.
Richard Martin of Elkmont, local historian, Good Neighbor Award; he is overseeing the completion of Rails-to-Trails in Limestone County and working on new projects such as a canoe/kayak trail, Civil War trail and Trinity School Museum.
Squee Bailey, sales coordinator for Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lasting Impression Award; she is a leader of Saturday Walking Tours, a tour guide for Delta Queen riverboat passengers and an expert on local tourism destinations.