A week ago, prompted by an email from the NSNC that concluded (woundedly) “maybe Hartford doesn’t want us after all,” I dashed off this all-hands-on-deck blog post.
I am pleased to report that a lot of people stepped up. Hartford officials. Convention and Visitors Bureau officials. MetroHartford Alliance. City leaders. The president of the city council personally volunteered his services, and the mayor offered a welcoming reception at City Hall. Meanwhile, the Twain House, Billings Forge and Salute have already gotten on board with the NSNC in a really good way.
It turns out we’re getting better at this stuff.
UPDATE: I have decided to delete one grumpy observation here. Apparently there’s a lot about how these things are arranged that I just don’t understand. Anyway, I hope that will mollify the commenters. What’s important is that the NSNC has a great experience in Hartford. A lot of the pieces are in place for that.
I have newfound respect for tourism officials who put on a brave, smiling face and make things work for visiting groups. I suppose I won’t be able to make fun of them as much in the future. I hate that.