FREE Business Seminar Offered in Downtown Hopewell!

August 1, 2018

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Press Contact:
Stacey English (804) 415-8798 www.

FREE Business Seminar Offered in Downtown Hopewell!

Hopewell, VA—The Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) is excited to announce a free hospitality seminar open to business owners in the city of Hopewell as well as surrounding areas. Funded through a grant, you have a chance to hear from Dr. Vincent Magnini, author and associate professor at Virginia Tech, and learn about the latest research on establishing and maintaining a first-class customer service culture. This workshop will take place on Monday, August 6th from 8AM-11AM at Guncotton Coffee and Gallery (238 East Broadway Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860). The HDP is able to bring Dr. Magnini to Downtown Hopewell, with the partnership of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Virginia Main Street (VMS). Come out to learn customer service best practices from one of the top-rated hospitality professionals, Dr. Magnini. Learn how to maximize your long-term profitability with efficient and friendly interactions at every touch point.
“This is a great opportunity for all of our local business owners,” says Stacey Henderson, Marketing and Events Director for the Hopewell Downtown Partnership. “It allows them to hear from one of the top ranked hospitality professionals for no charge. It should be a great seminar, and we are excited to be bringing Dr. Magnini to Downtown Hopewell to help our local businesses.”
Recently ranked one of the top 12 most prolific hospitality researchers worldwide, Dr. Magnini has published six books and more than 150 articles and reports. His projects typically include destination marketing plans, economic impact analyses, feasibility studies and visitor satisfaction tracking. Dr. Magnini has also been featured on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered and With Good Reason, as well as being cited in the New York Times. Before his career in academia, Dr. Magnini worked on management teams at Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton Garden branded hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern regions of the U.S.
For more information about this event, please visit the Hopewell Downtown Partnership’s website: Registration is requested for this event, and the registration link can be found on the HDP’s website and Facebook page.
About the Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP)
The HDP is a 501(c)(3) that was formed in 2007 after the flight of businesses and deterioration of the Downtown began to threaten the integrity of its historical structures and cultural relevance to the city and the surrounding areas. The HDP is on a mission to reverse this trend through implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach, a nationally trademarked model for revitalizing historic downtown districts and one of the most successful economic development models in the country. To help the Hopewell Downtown Partnership continue to make a difference downtown, please consider making a tax deductible donation today. Please visit to donate or sponsor today.

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