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Posted on: September 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Message of the Week (9/8)

Promoting Colchester…
The Town of Colchester is committed to the promotion of our parks, recreation opportunities, and quality of life to ensure a thriving business community. We look continually at cost-effective ways to bring people to our community. The following is a list of some of our initiatives from the past year:

  • Developed a tourism brochure and map promoting approximately 100 businesses; nearly 10,000 were distributed between June 2015 and August 2016
  • An advertisement at the northbound I-89 Welcome Center near Exit 12 expanded interstate visitor awareness and drew over 100,000 visitors to Colchester from June – August 2016
  • A new Visitors Center was created at Severance Corners and brochure and map kiosks at Lower Bayside Park were installed
  • Placed tourism brochures at Burlington Airport, on 12 Lake Champlain Ferry Boats, Waterfront Info Center, Burlington Boat House and Spirit Ethan Allen Ticket booth; over 3,000 were distributed from May – August 2016
  • Hosted tours of Colchester amenities to more than 20 staff from local hotels; signage provided in hotel lobbies promoted Colchester recreational sites and businesses to guests
  • Developed new Website, Facebook page, and other social media platforms for inclusion in marketing efforts
  • Collaborated with Vermont Business Magazine in July 2016 on an article promoting Colchester
  • Installed 100’ dinghy dock at Bayside Park to allow boaters from the U.S. and Canada to visit local parks and businesses
  • Promoted Colchester in conjunction with the State Department of Tourism: attendees at Philadelphia, Montreal and Ottawa Tourism Conferences were introduced to Colchester via the State Department of Tourism booth

Be sure to pick up one of our tourism brochures and check out all Colchester has to offer – residents as well as visitors will find great activities to enjoy.

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