Chamber’s Women in Business discusses benefit of tourism on business

Maria Twitchell | Headshot courtesy of Cedar City Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Maria Twitchell, executive director of Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau, will be speaking at the Women in Business luncheon July 15, noon-1 p.m., discussing how tourism can help businesses in Cedar City.

The public is welcome to attend the luncheon and enjoy Maria Twitchell’s presentation, “Why visitors matter to your business and the community.” The fee is $14, or $12 for preregistered guests. Women in Business promises delicious food and door prizes to be awarded in a business card drawing at the luncheon.

Maria Twitchell was born and raised in Cedar City and attended Southern Utah University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing. Following graduation, she accepted a position with Iron County and served in various marketing positions for the county tourism office. She was promoted to executive director of the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau in 2005.

According to the luncheon announcement by Women in Business, Maria Twitchell loves her job and serves on many local and state boards, including the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce board of governors, Utah Summer Games board of commissioners, Iron County Restaurant Tax Board, Zions Bank Community Partners and Utah Tourism Industry Coalition.

She combines her love of hiking, skiing, canyoneering, food and photography with her career, the announcement said, and is often quoted saying “Living the Dream!” Maria Twitchell is married to Jimmy Twitchell, and they have a 22-year-old daughter, Amanda.​

Cedar City Women in Business luncheons are held monthly on third Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Event details and Resources

  • ​What: Women in Business luncheon
  • When: Wednesday, July 15, noon-1 p.m.
  • Where: Stone Haven Special Events Center, 647 S. Cross Hollow Road, Cedar City
  • Tickets: $14 at the door, $12 to pre-registered guests | Registration available online
  • Cedar City Women in Business website | Facebook

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