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Ridgetop Associates Newsroom has the latest information on the Western North Carolina consulting firm and its professional services in governmental affairs, public relations and association management.

Betty Huskins Reappointed to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Commission

October 18, 2012

Betty Huskins was recently reappointed by the Obama Administration to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Commission to another 4-year term on the National Sport Fishing & Boating Council. She was recommended for reappointment by Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior. She has served two previous terms.

Ridgetop Associates Welcomes Craig Madison as Senior Associate

October 18, 2012

Ridgetop Associates is pleased to announce that Craig Madison, formerly President & CEO of the Grove Park Inn & Spa in Asheville, NC has joined the team as Senior Associate. Under Craig's 30 plus years of leadership, the Grove Park Inn grew rapidly from a seasonal operation to year-round resort property. It is now recognized as one of America's top 20 destination resort properties. Known as one of the brightest tourism marketing leaders in the South, Craig will work with Ridgetop on its tourism and hospitality accounts.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Retains Ridgetop Associates Services

October 18, 2012

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have retained the services of Ridgetop into the fall of 2013 to assist them with a redevelopment of its economic development and tourism programs. Under the agreement, the Ridgetop team will serve as the interim Destination Marketing Organization Director and assist with the Tribe's reorganization of its economic development initiatives into a tribal Department of Commerce.

North Carolina Tourism Industry Welcomes Award Recipients into Winner's Circle

Six distinguished North Carolinians were honored today at the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism for their significant and continuing contributions to the growth and success of North Carolina's tourism industry. The 2009 Winner’s Circle Awards were presented to Dr. Larry Gustke, John and Faye Cooper, Reyn Bowman, and Betty and David Huskins. 

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Blue Ridge Country Magazine

A strong sense of community still exists today in the mountains of North Carolina. You will find it in all the small towns dotted along the Blue Ridge Parkway and those tucked under the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. I am fortunate enough through my work to travel through these towns and watch folks come together to discuss river walks, studios, bike trails, museums and even biotechnology! The excitement of change is in the air, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s love for where they live. 

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