New Video Highlights Redevelopment Opportunities

A new video produced for the Downtown Abilene Initiative (Downtown ABI) highlights several properties available for redevelopment and features other successfully completed adaptive reuse projects. Noted urban explorer and documentarian Jonny Goodday recorded drone and hand-held footage, while accompanying Downtown ABI executive director Steve Dieterichs and residential housing developer Jim Sari on a tour in February. Among the locations the team visited were the West Texas Utilities power plant, the…

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Director Receives Tourism Certification

Steve Dieterichs, executive director of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Downtown Initiative, was presented his credentials as a Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) at the conclusion of the 2018 session of Travel & Tourism College, a program of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA). In addition to completing the coursework, Mr. Dieterichs also completed a capstone project required for the certification designation. The project detailed his contributions to culinary tourism in…

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