Montgomery To Host Night-Time Economy Conference


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Montgomery County will host a two-day conference in June on creating night-time economies, after it was announced earlier this year the county would be taking a more detailed look at creating nightlife to attract younger residents. The Sociable City Leadership Summit 2013 will come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on June 24 and June 25 to present strategies and case studies for improving nightlife, offer training on how to manage and police nightlife and a to take a late-night tour of the host city. The event, from the California-based Responsible Hospitality Institute, looks at how local governments can tailor alcohol policies, provide transportation and manage crowds to create more business for hotels, restaurants, clubs and other businesses with late-night functions. Kathie Durbin, the chief of Licensure, Regulation & Education for the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, is the chair of RHI's Board of Directors. RHI partnered with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and the County Department of Liquor Control in 2011 for an area-wide study of nightlife trends. For more information, visit the conference website.

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