Conway hoping to attract more people with CCU baseball's success. (Source: Ruby Durham)
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Conway is listed as one of the state's top 10 up-and-coming cities. And as the Chanticleer baseball team takes over the national spotlight, the Conway Chamber of Commerce hopes some of that attention shines on the city of Conway, too.
With flags on almost every corner, the city of Conway does not hesitate to show support for the CCU baseball team!
With the area being revitalized to keep locals happy and to attract more tourists, the Chamber is expecting more people to hear about the city through the College World Series.
With the baseball team making national headlines by earning a spot in the college World Series, the Conway Chamber of Commerce is hoping tourists and locals will have questions about the area and possibly plan to visit for their next vacation.
“I think with all of our events and with everything Conway has to offer right now, with that national spotlight, it's going to bring more people here, more tourists, more day trippers here from the Grand Strand, which will be better for Conway all around,” said Conway Chamber of Commerce Sydney Lawson.
Local businesses are hoping that with the extra eyes on their city, they can potentially capitalize on more foot traffic in the area.
"It brings more people, more acknowledgment to the college and more people downtown," said Sawn Burns.
Burns said the Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to put the downtown area on the map and the efforts have been working. He hopes the national attention will work in the city's favor.
"It's a work in progress, it's not just me. Every local business owner is looking forward to it - the more foot traffic, the better for everybody," Burns said.
Chamber of Commerce employees said they've already taken more calls than normal, but as soon as the hustle and bustle comes to an end in Omaha, they expect phones to ring off the hook.
"Once that calms down and August comes for school registration, people will start calling. I think that the spotlight in Omaha will bring a whole new level of people coming to Conway just because of the national spotlight it is giving Conway and Coastal Carolina," Lawson said.