Scenic Walton announces “Beauty is Good for Business” Symposium

Scenic Walton is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve and protect the scenic nature and beauty along the roadways of Walton County while maximizing safety and minimizing the environmental impact of development. Together with the national nonprofit association Scenic America, Scenic Walton will be hosting a symposium entitled “Beauty is Good for Business” on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

From Scenic Walton 

A Scenic Symposium will be held on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard to discuss how and why “Beauty is Good for Business.”

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will welcome attendees during the Oct. 24 evening welcome reception. Attendees will then experience a day of educational content and networking opportunities on Oct. 25. The symposium is co-hosted by Scenic Walton and Scenic America, local and national non-profit organizations that work to improve public spaces and promote high standards of development.

“Think about your favorite part of town. Why do you like it? Chances are it’s because the roadway medians are landscaped and the businesses and parking are attractive and well-maintained,” Leigh Moore, president of Scenic Walton, said. “You probably don’t even realize why the ‘nice’ parts of town feel that way until you begin to become aware that perhaps there are great facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, the utilities are underground, and the signage is tasteful and subtle. Walton County is made up of beautiful communities, and we are excited to help make them even more enjoyable for our locals and tourists.”

Topics discussed by industry experts during the symposium will include: Scenic Byways and Highways: Roads to Prosperity; Moving Overhead Utilities Underground; Placemaking; Billboards, Signage and Lighting; Benefits to Businesses that Implement Scenic Principles.

Scenic Walton and Scenic America are extremely grateful for the generous event sponsors who are making this event possible including Visit South Walton, Howard Hospitality, Ascension Sacred Heart, The St. Joe Company, Howard Group, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.

Everyone is welcome to register to attend by using the Registration link near the top of the www.ScenicWalton.org home page. The cost to register for the symposium is $75. Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is offering a discounted group room rate for attendees who wish to stay overnight. More information about Scenic Walton is also available on the home page.

Community individuals and businesses are invited to become Scenic Walton members by calling (850) 588-1877, sending an email to info@scenicwalton.org, or by visiting the website. Membership dues are tax-deductible and are used to support programs and operating costs. Regardless of the level of contribution, community participation is essential to the organization’s ability to continue to make a significant positive impact in Walton County.

About Scenic Walton: Scenic Walton is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve and protect the scenic nature and beauty along the roadways of Walton County while maximizing safety and minimizing the environmental impact of development. The organization strives to educate citizens and to promote increased property values, a robust business climate, and beautiful surroundings. Its primary focuses are landscaping medians, reducing litter, placing utilities underground, promoting safe and interconnected pedestrian and cyclist facilities, and advocating for excellent design standards for development.