The Ole Seagull

Leah Chandler, until we meet again, thank you and Godspeed

Posted in Branson,General,Marketing,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the April 30th, 2018

Leah Chandler, Chief Marketing Officer for the Branson CVB, and the Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization’s new Chief Marketing Officer.

Leah Chandler, CDME, Chief Marketing Officer of the Branson CVB for the last five years, is leaving her position. She’s taking a new position as the Chief Marketing Officer for the¬†Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization . One can almost sense her excitement over this new opportunity.¬†She points out that it’s a new organization paving the way for the management of all global marketing, sales, and the promotion of Puerto Rico in collaboration with local government and tourism partners. (more…)

How does it profit Branson to gamble on millions by throwing the businesses that brought it to the dance under the bus?

Posted in Branson,General,Government,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the April 22nd, 2018

Recently, Mike Hynes, sent a Letter to the Editor, supporting the city of Branson’s use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to enable, assist, and subsidize a new business, “Branson Adventures (BA).” The TIF will enable BA to directly compete, with the shows, attractions, and lodging establishments, that are the current economic base of Branson, for the business and time of Branson visitors, when it would not even be in business, “but for” such help.” (more…)