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Alabama Bicentennial PastPort

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Designed as a guide to Alabama’s historic destinations, the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort is a passport to the past. Presented by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and co-sponsors Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Airbus, Verizon, and Alabama NewsCenter, the PastPort encourages people of all ages to explore every corner of the state. The guide features destinations—including historic sites, museums, and landmarks—in each of Alabama’s 67 ... Read More »

Boom Days, World’s Longest Yard Sale Win Kaleidoscope Awards

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The best and brightest were spotlighted this week at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards, in Murfreesboro, TN on February 26th.  The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 15th Annual SFEA Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry. The annual Boom Days festival in Fort Payne ... Read More »

Link to lodging tax rates now on State website

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There is a new feature on the Alabama Tourism industry website (www.tourism.alabama.gov). It is a link to the monthly Alabama city/county local lodging tax rates report on the Revenue Department website. Alabama Tourism Director Lee Sentell wanted to have a report about the local rates, since people frequently call to find out where they can access the information. Revenue set ... Read More »

Registration open for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference

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Registration open for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference Registration is now open for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference, which will be hosted at the historic Pitman Theatre in downtown Gadsden on Oct. 22-24. The Pitman Theatre will be the site of all educational sessions and host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Speakers will share their experience and ... Read More »

AMLA to Host Reception for TVA Board Member Thompson

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will host a reception for new Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Director James Thompson on Feb. 13, 2018. The reception will be held at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, 802-A Wilson St. NW, Decatur, Ala. the “Meet & Greet” will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. James “Skip” Thompson of Decatur was confirmed by the U.S. Senate ... Read More »

James “Skip” Thompson Sworn In as TVA Board Member

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January 12, 2018 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ― James “Skip” Thompson, of Decatur, Ala., today officially assumed his role as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Huntsville, Ala. His term will expire on May 18, 2021. Thompson was nominated by President Donald Trump on Sept. 21, 2017, and ... Read More »

Board Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 8

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RESCHEDULED Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors Meeting MEMO TO: AMLA Members & Board of Directors FROM: Hugh Stump, Chairman of the Board RE: RESCHEDULED -Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors Meeting DATE: January 18, 2018 The Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors meeting of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at ... Read More »

Strategic Planning Session Oct. 10

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will hold a strategic planning session on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EarlyWorks, 404 Madison St., in Huntsville. Sharon Lovoy with oversee the session. As an experienced HR consultant, Lovoy has developed a thriving practive through proven results and long-term relationships with client organizations. She has conducted traiining for ... Read More »

2017 PEAK Award winners announced

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association has announced the winners of the 2017 PEAK Awards during the organizations annual meeting at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 21. A total of 11 award winners were honored. Representing the highest achievement in North Alabama tourism, the PEAK Awards honor individuals and organizations that have had a major impact on tourism ... Read More »

Cherokee County Museum Named to Landmarks REgister

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The Cherokee County Historical Museum has been approved for a listing on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission.   The register is a prestigious listing of historic, architectural, and archaeological landmarks in the state. These selected Alabama landmarks are worthy of both recognition and preservation, said the approval letter. The Cherokee County Museum offers ... Read More »

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