ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Letter: A community events center will grow new jobs, visitors

What would Bemidji be as a community if Bemidji State University, Neilson Reise Arena and Curling Club, the Tourist Information Center, the Beltrami County History Museum, the library and our parks were missing? Would we be the community we are t...

What would Bemidji be as a community if Bemidji State University, Neilson Reise Arena and Curling Club, the Tourist Information Center, the Beltrami County History Museum, the library and our parks were missing? Would we be the community we are today without these publicly funded entities?

With that in mind, think of the possibilities for our community with the addition of a community events center. The community events center would bring economic activity into Bemidji and the area, enhancing all of the above mentioned entities.

New visitors will be introduced to our community by attending a conference or convention that in turn could bring their families to stay at a hotel or resort for a vacation. Activity will be generated for restaurants, gift shops, gas stations, convenience stores, retail stores, etc., when a convention, conference, concert, sports show, hockey game, hockey tournament, basketball tournament, circus, family show, curling event, indoor soccer, graduation and more are held at a community events center.

These and other events give people more reasons to select Bemidji as a destination. The addition of a community events center makes Bemidji more attractive to visitors and improves the quality of life to local residents as well.

The Bemidji Visitors and Convention Bureau, VisitBemidji, is looking forward to actively promoting the use of a new facility.

ADVERTISEMENT

Kevin Williamson

President

VisitBemidji Board of Directors

EDITOR'S NOTE: The letter is also signed by eight others on the board of directors.

What To Read Next
Mike Clemens, a farmer from Wimbledon, North Dakota, was literally (and figuratively) “blown away,” when his equipment shed collapsed under a snow load.
Wanda Patsche, new Farm Camp director, has farmed with her husband near I-90 in southern Minnesota since the 1970s and shares her passion for farming on her blog.
The University of Minnesota has been researching the effects of dough fermentation and wheat variety in creating bread that is easier to digest.