Business Network Lunch features new Cook County Visitors Bureau executive director

Welcome Linda Jurek Kratt, new executive director of the Cook County Visitors Bureau, back to the community at Higher Ed’s September Business Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Higher Ed.
Kratt is known to many in the community because she grew up here, graduated from Cook County High School, and worked here for a number of years. As those who know her will attest, she brings an incredible level of energy and expertise to her new position.
Kratt will have a great deal to say about successfully marketing Cook County to the world. She also may have a preliminary update on how the county tourism sector fared this summer. Anecdotal information suggests it was a good summer for most businesses.
Kratt comes to her new position from the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, where she was director of events and member retention. Prior to joining the Duluth Chamber, she served as program coordinator at the Miller-Dwan Foundation in Duluth.
Cost to attend this luncheon, which will be catered by the Cascade Lodge Restaurant, is $15. To register, email or call 218-387-3411 by Sept. 20.