Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce hosts Dutchess Tourism Customer Experience Event

May 7, 2018, Rhinebeck, New York  —  In an effort to arm local businesses with the best strategies for customer attraction and retention, the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Customer Experience Training Seminar at The Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck on Wednesday, May 16 from 8:45am-9:45am. Guest speaker Dawn Hopper, Director of Tour & Travel with Dutchess Tourism, will guide the discussion. The topics of going beyond typical customer service, anticipating patron expectations and presenting fluid professionalism along every step of the customer experience will be covered.
According to Hopper, “Customer experience training is crucial for any business who engages with people, which is really everyone. Participants will learn tips on how to create a positive first impression and establish a lasting relationship with customers.”  With tourism being so prevalent in our area and the high season upon us, this seminar is well-timed to assist businesses with the right tools and attitudes – whether their customers live near or far. “We will give everyone insight into how they fit into tourism’s big picture” she adds.
Claudia Cooley, Executive Director of the Rhinebeck Chamber, chimes in: “This seminar is for all types of businesses, not just tourism related. We’ve extended an invitation to our neighbor business groups Pine Plains Business Association, Red Hook Chamber, Stanford Business Association and Tivoli Merchants + Artists, as Northern Dutchess becomes even more desirable to residents, visitors and travelers. It is our way to continue making a positive investment in our community.” 
There is no fee to attend, but the Chamber requests attendees RSVP to reserve their spot: http://www.rhinebeckchamber.com/events/details/customer-experience-seminar-presented-by-dutchess-tourism-5281 . The Customer Experience event takes place at The Beekman Arms Wayfarer Room at 6387 Mill Street in Rhinebeck, seating is limited to 80 seats.  For more information call 845-876-5904 or emailinfo@rhinebeckchamber.com
About Dawn Hopper, Director of Tour & Travel. Dutchess Tourism:
Dawn Hopper has worked in the trade and tour market for over 20 years, promoting and selling such high profile destinations as Broadway shows, attractions at Eisenhower Hall Theater at West Point, and esteemed Hudson Valley hotels, including over 600 tourism businesses in Dutchess County. She attends trade and travel shows in the U.S. and Europe to educate consumers and attract visitors to the Dutchess County region. Dawn meets regularly with domestic and international tour operators from across the globe to develop travel itineraries and marketing campaigns to promote tourism here. She also offers assistance to tourism partners within the county, to develop marketing strategies and creative programming for groups and individual travelers. 
About the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce
The Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business professionals and individuals who promotes the economic well-being of Rhinebeck and northern Dutchess County. The chamber fosters and promotes actions that enhance the local economy; provides employment, cultural and recreational opportunities, and protects and preserves the environment. Chamber members are committed to working together to ensure that Rhinebeck is an economically viable and desirable community in which to live and work.