GreatSmokies.com

GreatSmokies.com is maintained through a partnership agreement between the Swain County Chamber of Commerce and the Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

Swain County Chamber of Commerce

The objectives of the Swain County Chamber of Commerce are to develop, encourage, promote and protect business and residential interests; to foster and protect industrial residential development; and to be the problem solving leadership catalyst of the Swain County area. The Chamber is a membership organization (501C-6) that has a 10-member board and meets twice monthly at the Chamber office meeting room. Voting meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon; and workshops are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon.

Member benefits include a free enhanced listing on GreatSmokies.com, Visitor Guide listing, prospective visitor leads, free workshops and seminars, use of mailing lists, brochure displays and other services. Learn more

The Chamber Executive Director is Karen Proctor. Contact her at chamber@GreatSmokies.com, by telephone at 828-488-3681, or by mail at PO Box 509, Bryson City, NC 28713. Her office is in the Fly Fishing Museum at 210 Main Street.

Swain County Tourism Development Authority

The mission of the Swain County Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is to promote growth of tourism opportunities that benefit the Swain County economy. The SCTDA was established in ???? by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly. The SCTDA has 9-member board appointed by the Swain County Board of Commissioners, and meets twice monthly at the Swain County Administration Building. Voting meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at noon; and workshops are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon. All meetings are open to the public and all agendas and meeting minutes are available on SwainCountyTDA.com.

The Swain County TDA is funded by a 4% room occupancy tax collected from guests of Swain County accommodations. No property taxes are used to fund the Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

Any lodging owner that pays property taxes is eligible for a free listing on GreatSmokies.com, and to have their brochures displayed in the Swain County Visitor Center.

The SCTDA also manages the Swain County Visitor Center and Heritage Museum in Bryson City. Call the Visitor Center at 828-488-7857.

The SCTDA Executive Director is Mary Anne Baker. Contact her at MaryAnne@GreatSmokies.com, by telephone at 828-226-2522, or by mail at PO Box 85, Bryson City, NC 28713. Her office is in the Visitor Center at 2 Everett Street.

 

 

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director

828-488-3681

877-472-1681

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