We live in a very unique area, which makes our task of promoting the Bluegrass Region a joy. We also enjoy the opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated and talented tourism and hospitality sales professionals in the country. Our goal as an association is to provide valuable resources to our members throughout the year.

If you are a current member I hope to see you at our next meeting. If you are a potential member I welcome you to our association and look forward to meeting you!

Our Board of Directors continues to create valuable educational and networking sessions for our monthly membership meetings. Please join us at an upcoming luncheon to learn more about BTMA and how membership will benefit you and your tourism and hospitality organization or business! I guarantee you'll take away some great information and make new contacts from the hospitality industry that will be invaluable to you.


Best Regards, 

Eli Mertens
2015 BTMA President



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Regular monthly luncheon meetings occur at 11:30 a.m., usually on the first Tuesday of each month. Following are the 2015 monthly meeting dates:

March 3                                   August 4

April 7                                      September 1

May 5                                       October 6

June 2                                      November 10

July,  no meeting                    December 8

Make plans now to attend the December 8 meeting at:

Hilton Lexington/Downtown

369 West Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507


Hilton Lexington/Downtown

Tuesday, December 8 - Monthly Business Meeting, Luncheon and Gift Exchange

11:30 Registration & Networking
12:00 Luncheon & Presentation

We will be having a "Secret Santa" gift exchange. This is always fun as people swap, trade and steal gifts!

Please take a wrapped $10 gift if you would like to participate.

Follow this link to register:

920 Montavesta Circle  |  Lexington, KY 40502  |  859-806-3569