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Webcast to focus on area tourism

Rochester Business Journal
January 29, 2014

WCEOHQ Radio will host the first edition of “CEO Hour: Tourism Edition” on Jan. 31. Bruce Peters and Nicole Mahoney, president of Break the Ice Media Inc., will co-host the webcast.

is a series of programs specifically tailored to the Upstate New York business community.  The CEO Hour airs live each Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and guests are business leaders who share their perspective on topics related to CEOs and business owners.

Tourism has an influence on the state economy. Visitor spending statewide reached a high of $57 billion in 2012. The industry has more than 714,000 jobs, totaling $29 billion in payroll. For the 2013 budget year $60 million was invested in tourism marketing by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State which was second only to California in tourism spending.

The Jan. 31 show’s guests include:

  • Donald Jeffries, president and CEO of Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc.;
  • Carol Eaton, vice president of marketing and Syracuse CVB and regional tourism project director for the Finger Lakes Vacation Region; and
  • Andrea Colaruotolo O'Neill, sales and marketing director of Casa Larga Vineyards.

The show will provide listeners with an insider’s perspective of the tourism industry, ranging from discussions about industry professionals including, destination marketers to business owners.

To tune in to the webcast, visit

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