Want to help stimulate the local economy? Become a Community Ambassador.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism is pleased to offer a program to stimulate local economic prosperity-The Community Ambassador Program (CAP). The Tourism Bureau is asking community leaders and local citizens to bring the groups they belong to, to Smithfield and Isle of Wight for meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. to support local businesses.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight Director of Tourism, Judy Winslow, explains, “Almost everyone in this community belongs to an organization – a sorority, a civic or social club, a community assistance organization, a work-related association, a church group, a special interest group, etc. We’d like our local citizens to extend the invitation for those groups to meet here in Smithfield and Isle of Wight. We’d like them to stay in our local accommodations, meet in our local conference center, eat in our local restaurants and shop in our locally owned shops. This is a wonderful way to help your neighbor, bring dollars into local coffers and share our community pride.”
Our ambassadors will be recognized during our National Tourism Month celebration in August.
Email Judy Winslow, Director of Tourism, with your group’s contact information, potential dates they will be visiting, group size, and any other relevant information. Tourism staff will be delighted to help you handle these many details and logistics.
Community Ambassadors 2023
Our 2023 Community Ambassadors:
Terry Andrews, Downtown StoryWalk
Judy Begland, Christmas in Smithfield
Wesley Brown, Kiwanis Fishing Tournament
Sandy Cleary, Light Up Hayden’s Lane
James Clarke, Smithfield Little Theatre, President
Marianne Collins, Tour de Cure
Elaine Dairo, Friday Night Concerts
The Darden Family, 70th Anniversary Celebration
Jennifer England, Isle of Wight County Museum
Amy Frostick and Ryan Conrad, J & A Racing
Greg Hawkins, YMCA Tri‐Athalon
Gina Ippolito, Smithfield VA Events
Deborah Richards, MS Bike Event
Kirk Ring, Ruritans Car Show
Karen Sanzo, Windsor Castle 10‐Hour Race/Get Outside 8 Hour Race
Barbara Stafford, Hog Jog
Steve Stewart, Smithfield Times, Ham‐o‐ween Safe Trick or Treat