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Become a Partner with GoGastonNC

GoGastonNC Partnership Program provides valued exposure for you! Whether you are a hotel, restaurant, attraction, retail store, entertainment venue, or provide a service that benefits travelers to Gaston County, we are here to help you grow and get the word out to both local residents and visitors to the county.


Through effective networking resources, targeted advertising, promotional events and social media, we deliver valued exposure for your business.

Valued Partner Resources







An Accredited Destination Marketing Organization

To demonstrate that we embrace the highest quality and performance practices in destination marketing, we continually pursue accreditation. By meeting industry standards we increase credibility and trust. Partnership will represent your best interests as we pursue common goals, benefiting all.

Our Commitment to Destination Tourism

Gaston County Tourism Development and our Tourism Advisory Board, are commitment to growing the destination tourism economy and strive to delivering positive results for our visitors and partners. The nearly 6% rise in visitor spending we enjoyed in 2019 could not have happened without our abundance of tourism attractions and the dedication of our local hospitality professionals. In appreciation, our team will remain focused on optimizing all of our county’s brand experiences to drive visitation and partner economic growth. 

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Fiscal Year 2022-2024


Fiscal Year 2024-2028

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The Tourism Development Team

Michael Applegate

Director of Tourism Development

Gaston Eagle

Travel Ambassador

Brandon Black

Assistant Director

Emily R. Carpenter

Partnership Manager

Melissa McCauley

Marketing Manager

Jennifer Easler

Business Operations Specialist

Our Partners

105 Main Florist and Home Decor

105 South Main Street, Stanley, NC, USA

115 Craft

115 Main Street, McAdenville, NC, USA

133 West

133 West Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA

238 Cherokee Grill

222 S Railroad Ave, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA

AR Workshop Art Classes In Belmont

2 Kenwood Street, Belmont, NC, USA

Aaron Moss Park

604 N Pink St, Cherryville, NC 28021, USA

Adventure Landing in Gastonia

2600 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC, USA

Affordable Suites of America

1921 Bessemer City Road, Gastonia, NC, USA

African American Museum in Gastonia

300 South Firestone Street, Gastonia, NC, USA

Alchemy Co-Working

121 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC, USA

Alfred C Kessell Center

300 S Firestone St, Gastonia, North Carolina, United States

Altitude Trampoline Park

3940 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056, USA

American Military Museum in Gastonia

109 W 2nd Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Anchored Soul Paddling

Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Andy Hovis Skate Park

202e East 1st Street, Cherryville, NC 28021, USA

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