NUMBERS at the Focus on Narooma meeting last Wednesday night swelled to capacity as members of the first focus group joined with the current group to conduct a blue sky community think tank.
A ‘Narooma Ambassadors program’ was the first topic off the rank, a program that aimed to train all local Narooma employees as Ambassadors for the region.
“Each person who lives in Narooma represents the whole community whether we realise it or not,” Narooma Chamber of Commerce president Orit Karny Winters said.
The “Narooma Ambassadors program aims to empower locals by giving them access to quality information on the services, attractions and events available in Narooma so that they can be easily passed on to visitors whether they are visiting the local hardware, café, supermarket or fishing tackle shop.”
Thanks to input from Cath Reilly at Council the group was made aware of some great tourism brochures and online tools such as a Eurobodalla events calendar that are being marketed to potential visitors outside of the region. It was unanimously decided that these tools were currently grossly underutilised by locals in their role as Ambassadors to the visitors once they get here. It was identified that a great many of local businesses did not even know of their (the destination tools) existence.
Creative ideas from some Narooma locals that had been submitted in writing were also workshopped in some detail. One standout idea that was met with great enthusiasm was the premise of a Narooma Night Market run along the inlet foreshore. The idea was modelled off a successful night market in Darwin (the Mindil Markets)
Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to get your entries in for the Narooma Short Video contest… visit Focus on Narooma Facebook page for more.