In a few short months, we will begin our 2021 season. With the hope that vaccinations will be complete across MA by end of July, we are all busy getting ready to welcome visitors and locals back into our businesses.
See Plymouth has been hard at work placing destination ads to appear beginning in May in regional issues of Conde Nast Magazine, Travel & Leisure, American Road, Food & Wine. All of these buys include digital components. You can also look for the town and county of Plymouth on ABC in Boston, as well as on radio stations WBZ, WGBH, WATD and others. In keeping with this year’s focus on regional visitors, we will take out ads in many community newspapers in Massachusetts.
Membership is now available anytime you wish to join. If you want to be included during the 2021 season, join soon so you’ll show up on the website, on the new See Plymouth App and in our digital guidebooks. Membership Director Monica Querzoli is happy to help you. Just email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a benefit to you, we continue updating our website regularly. Our See Plymouth app feeds from the website and refreshes every hour so know that we will keep all your information timely. For any changes, email Website Coordinator Tricia Ellis at email@example.com.
Deputy Director Paula Fisher is busy staying in touch with industry happenings and attending Zoom calls in place of trade shows. Soon she will be back on the road representing us nationwide. Once you are back on your feet and want to promote your businesses at great discount rates along with any of our destination ads, Paula will remain the go-to person. You can always contact her for anything at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire MacPherson is working her magic as she demonstrates great talent creating our destination ads. She is happy to help you with any of your ads within the See Plymouth publications as well as with coop ads you choose to place with our destination advertising. email@example.com
While Finance Director John Joyce continues to keep us in a financially sound position, he works with me on a daily basis to take advantage of new opportunities and pivot our budget, where necessary, as we recover. He is looking into grant opportunities that have the potential of helping us make up for lost funding from coop ads and membership renewals due to the pandemic. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Girard and Ted Curtin are making plans for reopening our visitor centers at the waterfront and at Route 3, Exit 13. Members who operate in the town of Plymouth can place flyers at the waterfront visitor center free of charge. Contact Jack Girard at email@example.com. To place ads in our state visitor center, contact Ted Curtin for a highly discounted rate this year. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am happy to report that we will continue outdoor dining in the historic and cultural district this season and that two-way traffic will stay in place. Town Manager Melissa Arrighi is coordinating the logistics with merchants and the Plymouth Task Force, headed up by the Chamber’s Amy Naples.
The Chamber (PACC), Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation (PREDF) and See Plymouth have partnered and submitted a grant application for $150,000 for a billboard marketing campaign for Plymouth. PREDF granted 20 businesses $500 each to become partners in the campaign and 21 other businesses pledged $500, bringing the number of partners to over 40! That’s community spirit! See the news release here.