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Public welcome at the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department’s Tourism Expo

Release Date: May 09, 2014

LEESBURG — The public is invited to the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department’s Tourism Expo, to be held from 2 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 at Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.  The Tourism Expo aims to showcase Lake County as ‘Real Florida. Real Close.’ by highlighting the county’s tourism-related businesses, attractions and events.

“This expo is an ideal opportunity for area residents to become more familiar with all that Lake County has to offer, from our unique downtowns to our unmatched natural resources, from fine dining establishments to historic hotels,” said Robert Chandler, director of Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Department. 

Chandler, along with Brandy Hastings of VISIT FLORIDA, will be the keynote speakers from 2- 3 p.m. in the Magnolia Room. The Expo and Exhibit Hall inside the gym will be open from 3 - 7 p.m. and feature informational booths of tourism-related businesses and organizations. 

The event is free and open to the public, and citizens will have a chance to mingle with business owners including event planners, hoteliers and restaurateurs.  

The mission of the tourism side of Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Department is to partner with and market Lake County’s tourism-related businesses and attractions. The department is also responsible for a host of functions to promote and help strengthen the local tourism industry.

For additional details about the expo, contact Debi Dyer at 352-742-3918, or log on to For more information about planning a trip to Lake County, log on to, call 352-742-3918 or visit the Lake County Welcome Center at 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland.

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851

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