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Hillsboro Set for New Town Hall Meeting on Tourism

Social media conversation is all well and good, internet polling has its place, but when you really want to find out what’s going on, that’s when it’s time for old school face to face conversation. That’s the approach for Hillsboro economic development director Sarah McConnell in a bid to boost Hillsboro as a tourism destination. Hillsboro area business owners, organizations and the community for a second town hall meeting next week. The event Friday, January 13th at the Abbey on Broad will kick off at 5:30. The guest speaker will be Journal News publisher Mike Plunkett. A question and answer session will be featured. Light refreshments will be offered. You can share your questions in advance with McConnell’s office at 217-663-7490 or