Josh and Brent – aka the Fabulous Beekman Boys – were the opening highlight at our conference today. They told the amazing story of how they happened upon the very small historic town of Sharon Springs, NY and inspired the townsfolk to revitalize the town. Befriending the nearby farmers, craft people and local characters, they brought them all together with festivals and events bringing publicity and thousands of tourists and regular visitors to Sharon.
The point of having the Beekman Boys present to us is to show how we, although small entrepreneurs, can make significant economic impacts to our towns and villages.
The Boys were introduced by our friend Frank Salvo of the 1889 WhiteGate Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.
We look forward to seeing Josh and Brent in Sharon Springs someday!