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Russell County, Lawrence to Form Partnership

Russell County Economic Development and CVBRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau along with Kansas Travel and Tourism have announced a program for 2013 called Building Bridges.

According to Russell County Eco Devo and CVB Director Janae Talbott, the program is meant to partner Kansas Convention and Visitor Bureau's together in an effort to learn about each other and promote each other. The program is an effort to share ideas, resources, and increase partnerships.

Russell County has been partnered with the City of Lawrence due to the similarities of Bob Dole, art culture and lakes - Clinton Lake and Wilson Lake.

Talbott says her department is excited to have this opportunity to network and create additional exposure of the Russell County area through programs like this.

The Building Bridges program is a pilot program, and not all Kansas communities are involved yet, but the plan is to eventually expand the partnerships to include a majority of the state.

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