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Phone solicitation names Visitors Guide advertising
Updated on: 06.07.13

At least a dozen Brown County merchants have received calls this week claiming to sell advertising for a Brown County visitors guide. But the salesperson for the Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide is not making those calls.

The caller has told at least two Brown County businesses that she works with KJ with the Brown County Visitors Guide -- which the Brown County Democrat publishes -- and offers callers the chance to renew or double the size of their ad.

At least two business owners have sent $200 to the company.

Other business owners asked a series of questions of the salesperson that she couldn't answer, and she hung up. 

KJ Rondomanski, the salesperson for the Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide, has not been selling these ads. Neither has Cindy Steele with Our Brown County.

Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau's Jamie Newton said she knows nothing of this "visitors guide" project and will be sending an email to customers on its industry database about the calls. A company called Skyward Publishing is working with the CVB to gather information about local businesses for a map, CVB Executive Director Jane Ellis reported.

Nashville Police Chief Deputy Ben Seastrom encourages anyone who has received these calls and given payment information to contact him at 988-0341. 

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