Congratulations!! You Are Now A CTA!!

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Real Estate Agent with United Real Estate TX #0552717

Congratulations!! You Are Now A CTA!!

That's the subject line of a message I received last week, letting me know that I passed the test to become a Certified Tourism Ambassador.  As a volunteer at the new Addison Visitor Center, I am an ambassador for the Town of Addison. The wise folks at Addison Town Hall want everyone who comes to the Addison Visitor Center to have a positive experience. Visitors are then more likely to return and they're more likely to share positive impressions with their friends.

The process to become a CTA was not an easy one, but it was fun and educational.  Prior to the class, we had homework; we CTA Training at Addison Visitor Centerhad a pre-class reading assignment (3-ring, 252 page binder). At the conculsion of the class, there was a test.

The class covered topics including:

  • Our Region's Early History
  • Our Wild West Heritage
  • Our Cultural & Ethnic Heritage
  • Our Military History
  • Our Aviation Past & Present
  • Our Transportation, Then & Now
  • Our Demographics, Past & Present
  • Our Local Economy
  • "Uniquely" North Texas
  • Our Convention Facilities
  • Our Climate & Geology
  • Our Outdoor Life
  • Our Influential Citizens
  • Our Landmarks of Significance
  • Our Sports
  • Our Envisioned Future
  • Our State of Texas
  • Dallas/Fort Worth & North Texas Trivia

Interwoven through the topics above was information about the core attractions in the North Texas area, everything from museums and historic town squares to parks, theaters, sports events and more.

The Addison Visitor Center opens in September.  Stop by on Wednesday evening, September 7th, between 6-8 PM for the open house and say "hi" to the CTA volunteers. 5100 Belt Line Road in Village on The Parkway. The building faces Montfort Road.

(Pictured: Stacy Love, Addison's Volunteer Coordinator and Bob Phillips, Addison's Director of Visitor Services.)

 

 

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Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, CPRES, CRS
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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Congratulations - 252 pages to be tested on seems very challenging.

Mel

 

Aug 27, 2011 01:12 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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Mel: Open book test. We had to know where to find information.

Aug 27, 2011 01:14 PM #2
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Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
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Hi, Lorrie -- congratulations on this achievement and I hope that you enjoy it.  Have a great weekend!

Aug 27, 2011 01:56 PM #3
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
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Eric: I was an Addison Ambassador before the certification, so I'm just doing what I've always done.  Thanks.

Aug 28, 2011 02:48 AM #4
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Sharon Parisi
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 Lorrie, what a great accomplishment and opportunity!  Congratulations!

Aug 28, 2011 03:44 AM #5
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Lorrie,

Well deserved.  You are indeed an ambassador for Addison.  Way to go.

Aug 28, 2011 06:10 AM #6
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Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
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Lorrie-  That is awesome!   Great opportunity to pick up Realtor business too!   Good luck to you girl!

Aug 29, 2011 07:04 AM #7
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Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
Greater Good Group

Congrads! i wish my area had something like this to help visitors. You are a great asset to your area...

Sep 01, 2011 01:02 PM #8
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Scott: The closest place to you with this program is Baltimore, MD.  Why not contact the folks at http://www.tourismambassadorinstitute.com/ctaprogram.html and see if they'll bring this program to your community?

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