Local fishing tournament organizers seeking information on event’s impact to businesses | Business

MASSENA — With the first of six fishing tournaments in Massena under their belt, local tournament organizers want to hear about the impact on the community.

“The folks who are organizing the series of fishing tournaments this summer in Massena are seeking input from area businesses to help determine the economic impact these great events are bringing to our community,” said James Murphy, executive director of the Massena Business Development Corporation.

The first tournament was the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour, considered the highest level of competitive fishing. A total of 80 anglers travel throughout the United States with Massena serving as the fifth stage of their seven-stage regular season in their quest to take home the top prize of $100,000.

Mr. Murphy said the tournament gave Massena “some unprecedented publicity.”

The local and regional coverage of the tournament was great, but Massena also reached…

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