The Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT) invites interested tourism, arts and history representatives or businesses to attend one of the Connecticut Tourism Marketing & Grant Outreach Meetings being held at various locations throughout the state during February.

Governor Malloy and the state legislature allocated $15 million a year to the statewide tourism marketing fund, which is intent on launching a new two-year marketing initiative to “develop, foster and stimulate the state’s brand identity and bolster its reputation as a tourism and business destination.”

The agenda includes opportunities to meet Connecticut Tourism’s marketing team; give input to Connecticut’s new brand identity and strategic marketing plan; share strategies and tactics to engage new audiences to experience Connecticut; learn about new market research findings and tourism marketing challenge grants.

To attend, R.S.V.P. (indicate the location and names attending) to Jennifer Haag,

Dates available: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Heritage Hotel, Southbury; Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Mystic Marriott, Groton; Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center, Storrs; Friday, Feb. 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell.