September 2014  
In this Issue
Call for participation: Headwaters - A Taste of the Harvest
Register now: Festivals & Events workshop with Jan Bonhomme
Register now: Marketing your business in compliance with the new Canadian anti-spam legislation
Nominate your favourite Headwaters tourism business for a Taste of Tourism award
Register your business with the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association
Keep us up-to-date on events and newsworthy happenings

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: HEADWATERS - A TASTE OF THE HARVEST

OCTOBER 17TH TO NOVEMBER 2ND 2014 

 

This is your invitation to participate in a celebration of the fall harvest in the Hills of Headwaters! 

  • Create a special 3-course prix-fixe FEAST menu (must have some type of harvest theme, and not include standard menu items or pricing). Establish a price and send us the menu and we'll include that as part of our harvest FEAST promotion.
  • Add a harvest item to your menu (using Headwaters products, of course) and we'll include that in our promotion.
  • Tell us about your harvest event or festival and we'll help promote it!
  • Host classes or workshops celebrating the harvest and we'll promote them!
 

Register to be part of our Headwaters: Taste of the Harvest program and be included in all our promotional materials.


 

REGISTER NOW: STAGING SUCCESSFUL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014

 

Staging successful events, paying the bills, plus more! Get a jump on planning your next successful festival or event. You won't want to miss this in-depth session where you'll learn best practises for staging successful events! Learn about:

  • Developing successful event themes;
  • Volunteers;
  • Risk management;
  • Dealing with vendors;
  • Sponsorship and grants.

Speaker Jan Bonhomme has more than 30 years' experience coordinating large award-winning events. As Manager of the Eastern Ontario Events Centre, she currently provides festival support to more than 50 events each year. Jan truly understands and believes in the importance of combining recreation, tourism and special events to benefit not only the visitor but also every small town in Ontario. Registration check-in begins: 9:30am. Seminar: 10:00am-3:30pm. Lunch is included. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

REGISTER NOW: MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS IN COMPLIANCE WITH CANADA

ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014

The NEW Canada Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) went into effect July 1st, 2014. Attend this FREE session to learn what you need to do in order to comply while ensuring your marketing activites work effectively and generate results.
  • What CASL is and the permission guidelines of CASL
  • The advantages of permission marketing
  • How to grow your contact list within the guidelines of CASL
  • What you need to do to comply with the new legislation
  • Learn the practical elements of the new legislation
  • The effectiveness of newsletters and some tips on best practices
  • You'll get tips, best practices, tactics, and stories from other businesses to help you be CASL-compliant and build your business. Bring your questions!

 

Register Now! 

 

 

NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITE TOURISM BUSINESS FOR A 2014 TASTE OF TOURISM AWARD

 

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Taste of Tourism awards, and submissions can be made until October 2014. Take this opportunity to recognize the "best of the best" in the Headwaters tourism industry by nominating your favourite business or operator. Nominate your favourite local tourism champions in the following categories:

  • Best arts, culture or heritage experience
  • Artisan of the year
  • Best agri-tourism experience
  • Tourism event or festival of the year
  • Best culinary tourism experience
  • Best overnight getaway experience
  • Best customer service experience - business
  • Best customer service experience - individual
  • Best new tourism business (in business for 3 years or less)
  • Tourism innovator of the year
  • Tourism ambassador of the year

 

 

INVITING TOURISM BUSINESSES TO REGISTER ONLINE WITH
THE HILLS OF HEADWATERS

 

STEP #1

REGISTER NOW: FREE TOURISM BUSINESS & EVENT LISTINGS

If you operate a tourism related business register your business for free and be part of the region's largest tourism focused website. With approximately 10,000 unique visitors each month on the Hills of Headwaters website, your business will benefit from additional exposure at NO COST, and will also be linked to the Central Counties Tourism website, that garners another 10,000 unique visitors each month. That's an opportunity to engage 20,000 unique visitors each month at NO COST to your business. What are you waiting for - sign up now!

 

STEP #2

EXPAND YOUR TOURISM MARKETING: LEADING WITH THE BEST

If you are actively engaged in the tourism industry in Headwaters and are looking to expand your marketing reach, we encourage you to consider our LEADING WITH THE BEST program. Businesses that take part in this program will be promoted as leading tourism experiences to consumers and will become part of our targeted and featured promotions at the Hills of Headwaters and Central Counties through our digital and social media platforms.

 

To find out how to take part, contact our Hills of Headwaters Regional Field Manager:

Jo Fillery (jfillery@centralcounties.ca | 519-831-7654)

 

 

KEEP US UP-TO-DATE ON EVENTS AND NEWSWORTHY HAPPENINGS  

 

Let us know about your events and newsworthy happenings so that we can help promote all that makes the Headwaters region special.

   

If you have press releases and photos about newsworthy events and happenings, please send them directly to our attention at media@headwatersregion.ca