As we cross the finish line into the fall season, here at See Plymouth, we have begun getting ready for several meetings. We had planned to do a face-to-face Legislative Breakfast in October but we will, instead, do a meeting by Zoom. Please mark your calendars for Friday, October 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. I will send out Zoom information as the date draws nearer and as we learn which legislators will join.
We are officially moving our offices to 4 North Street on October 7. Sometime in November we will be having an open house, socially distanced of course, and hope you will stop by and take a tour. We are making the move so we will be more visible to our members and to be nearer our visitors who like to stop in. It is ADA accessible and you cannot miss us right on Shirley Square. Just think…one day soon you will be able to stop in, have a cup of coffee and actually spend time with other people! That day could not come soon enough.
Another new announcement. We are in beta production for a new See Plymouth app. It is a trip planner that you can use across all internet devices (phone, website, I-Pad, etc.). It will translate your trip plans into an itinerary and wayfinding map while you are visiting. It is a VisitWidget product. If you want to know more about it, read more here and prepare to be impressed! Eventually, we hope to have kiosks at our Visitor Centers and headquarters that will also have the same See Plymouth app functionality.
Our Ride Circuit shuttles will still happen, but in a future season when business comes back. We hope to make them regular seasonal modes of transportation in the historic and cultural district during busier times.
In October, look for our membership materials for 2020 that you will be receiving. There are many brand-new things we are doing to promote our destination, so please take some time to read it. At the very least, you’ll see ideas that you can use to promote your business. There has never been a more important time to sell our destination. Please consider investing in tourism, the #1 industry in Plymouth and Plymouth County.
Like you, we are doing the best we can during the pandemic to keep our doors open and plan for better days ahead. In the meantime, use these quieter times to really enjoy your loved ones and catch up with friends. I don’t know about you and your pets, but my two cats are going to have abandonment issues when my nights and weekends fill up again.
Plymouth has received another award, this time from TripstoDiscover.com as one of the 14 best places to spend Thanksgiving weekend. While we will not have our parade this year, next year’s will be bigger and better than ever and we can continue to build on our history and stretch our season a few months longer. Enjoy this week’s offerings…