Community Engagement Specialist, Tempest
Community Engagement Specialist Sidney Abramson builds mutually beneficial online partnerships between destinations and their local businesses and attractions as part of Tempest’s Destination Signals solution. His terrority covers the Eastern U.S. — an area he is quite familiar with — as, prior to joining Tempest in September 2021, he spent eight years in digital marketing and communications at Louisville Tourism.
A native and current resident of Louisville, Kentucky, Sidney lives with his wife and their two small children in the city’s Hikes Point neighborhood. He studied communications and marketing at Bellarmine University, has competed in half and full Ironman triathlons, enjoys golfing — especially when visiting a new destination. Sidney enjoys watching the Tempest band perform and is actively recruiting new members to join the group.
Sidney’s travel tip: When you visit Louisville, you must do three things — try a hot brown at The Brown Hotel, tour the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, and visit one of the city’s signature bourbon distilleries.
Rethinking Membership: Activating Partners Through Impactful Community Engagement Strategies
Tuesday, June 11th (Day 1)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
In this session, uncover strategic ways DMOs are reshaping their community engagement strategy to reduce the strain on their internal teams, eliminating content limitations and improving overall partner sentiment and DMO impact.
Community Connections: Honest Appraisals of Partnership Programs
Wednesday, June 12th (Day 2)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A diverse panel of Detroit community partners will join us to share honest opinions as to what stakeholders expect from a DMO partnership model while highlighting effective ways organizations can collaborate to uplift the destination and support businesses.