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11-year-old Logan Strunk donates $100 to PRIDE

PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Nazario accepted Logan Strunk’s $100 donation for environmental cleanup projects. Eleven-year-old Logan Strunk earned a $500 prize for picking up 414 bags of trash from McCreary County roads in April. Rather than keeping the money for himself, Logan donated $100 to PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup activities across 42 […]

Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup is Sept. 25

Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup volunteers at Waitsboro Recreation Area

Volunteers are invited to join the annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 25. The cleanup coincides with National Public Lands Day. “Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for this great tradition that brings together communities around Lake Cumberland,” said Tammie Nazario, President/CEO of PRIDE, one […]

The Kentucky Wildlands Hospitality Program is open for your business

CLASS SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION LINKS ARE BELOW Businesses can improve their customer service with free training in April and May available through the new The Kentucky Wildlands Hospitality Program. “Elevate Your Service” is the theme of the certificate program. It is designed for any business that serves the public, such as restaurants, hotels and retail […]

Shop AmazonSmile to send donation to PRIDE

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1321358 and AmazonSmile will donate to PRIDE! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible […]

“The Kentucky Wildlands” campaign launched to promote southern and eastern Kentucky

A regional brand now identifies the 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky as an enticing tourist destination: The Kentucky Wildlands. The Kentucky Wildlands is a regional tourism marketing initiative that showcases the region’s majestic beauty and rich heritage with the goal of driving economic development. Components of the initiative will include a […]

240 Friends of Lake Cumberland Clean Up

Volunteers at Conley Bottom Resort during the 2019 Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup (photo by Lea Hammond). The annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. During the three-hour event, 240 volunteers removed 460 bags of trash and 39 old tires from the lake and shoreline near Waitsboro Recreation Area in […]

PRIDE’s Tammie Nazario Completes STS Marketing College, Earns ‘Travel Marketing Professional’ Certification

1. PRIDE’s Tammie Nazario (center) accepted her Travel Marketing Professional certificate from Monica Smith, Southeast Tourism Society (STS) President and CEO, and Berkeley Young, an STS instructor.

Tammie Nazario, PRIDE President and Chief Executive Officer Tammie Nazario, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has completed the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College and earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP). Nazario earned the certification to guide tourism development efforts at PRIDE, which is a […]

Regional Branding Initiative: Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are tops in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are the top tourism assets of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, based on research recently completed through a regional branding initiative by PRIDE in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. “This research confirms that our natural resources are critical to the economy […]

Hospitality training program aims to improve customer service

Michelle Allen instructs BLISS hospitality training

Excellent customer service goes a long way to earn repeat business and positive reviews, and that is the goal of a new hospitality training program offered by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University Work Force Development. The two-hour training session features the BLISS (Business Leadership Innovation Service and Style) curriculum. It is […]

Shelby Valley National Honor Society earns PRIDE’s Volunteer of the Month Award

Pikeville, KY — Protecting the environment and working with others to advance environmental education is part of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE’s mission. The students of the Shelby Valley National Honor Society in Pikeville are embracing that mission through their community service efforts and PRIDE is pleased to present them with the Volunteer of the Month award […]

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