Joint business breakfast to focus on gaming and skiing |

Joint business breakfast to focus on gaming and skiing

Staff Reports

The annual breakfast on Nov. 8, hosted by the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority and the Business Council of Douglas County, will feature speakers with insights on gaming in Nevada and abroad and skiing-based tourism in the region.

William Eadington, an economics professor and the director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno, will lead the talk on gaming. He has written about issues related to the economic and social impacts of commercial gaming.

Carl Ribaudo, principal at Strategic Marketing Group and the executive director of Ski Lake Tahoe, will give the talk on ski tourism. He has more than 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, with a focus on marketing analysis and competitive strategy development.

The breakfast runs from about 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 North in Minden. Cost is $20 in advance and $35 at the door. To RSVP, call the NNDA at 883-4413, the business council at 782-6715 or the Chamber of Commerce at 782-8144.