The Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau named Chuck Workman, right, as its 2019 Tourism Person of the Year at the CVB’s annual National Travel and Tourism Week luncheon. CVB board president George Murphy presented the award to Workman. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual luncheon to discuss what’s new and exciting in the tourism industry in the county.

It is also a time to celebrate the efforts of individuals and businesses who have made an impact on the county and the tourism industry.

CVB executive director Cara Rose announced that Chuck Workman, owner of Appalachian Sport, was named Tourism Person of the Year.

“He’s celebrating thirty years of business in this community and what an achievement that is,” Rose said. “With the conversion of the railroad to the Greenbrier River Trail, Chuck saw the opportunity for a new business in the town of Marlinton thirty years ago and over the past thirty years, the business has changed and grown, but the focus has remained recreation and sporting goods, providing the…

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