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Donate to Eastern Kentucky flood relief

The PRIDE office in Somerset is requesting donations for its upcoming trips to deliver supplies to Eastern Kentucky communities devastated by recent flooding. The Kentucky Wildlands, which is a PRIDE initiative, is promoting the relief effort on social media. Donations most needed for the Aug. 3 trip are non-perishable canned goods, mops, shovels, brooms, muck […]

PRIDE Receives $1.2 million from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has been awarded $1,200,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to further develop The Kentucky Wildlands regional tourism marketing initiative in 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. This award is part of a recently announced $21 million package supporting 21 projects serving 211 coal-impacted counties through ARC’s

The Kentucky Wildlands Hospitality Program is open for your business

Businesses can improve their customer service with free training through the 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 stores. Two types of training classes are available. For […]

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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