From The Ground Up – March 17th

Good Afternoon Chamber Members –

We need your help.  Have you had a chance to look atGravenhurstchamber.com?  We recently relaunched our website with a goal of increasing our membership directory and online presence.

We have taken this opportunity to find images and develop descriptions for each member’s business.   We now ask that our members review their listing and let us know what corrections and revisions are required.  We are happy to update the information and/or images to represent your company as you wish.

We have outlined the steps below to review and request updates:
1. Visit gravenhurstchamber.com/directory
2. Search for your business listing
3. Review listing for accuracy, content and image
4. Review the Business Catagory and tags associated with your businesses*Each business member can request up to three categories and tags are unlimited*
5. Request updates and corrections by clicking the link at the bottom of the listing and completing the following form

Once we receive feedback we will then work on developing a downloadable directory featuring our members by membership categories.

We appreciate your feedback and consideration as we aim to expand and ensure the proper representation of our members.

Many Thanks,
Danielle

Save the Date!
We have included information below on our March 31st AGM and After Hours Social as well as a Tourism Round Table on April 8th, allowing partners to connect and discuss the upcoming season’s plans and promotions.

 

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From The Ground Up – Feb 4th 2016

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Good Afternoon Chamber Members –
Many thanks to all who attended our Strategic Planning meeting last week.  We were very happy with the questions and feedback from the meeting and the support for the presented fee increase.  We appreciate the unanimous support to move forward with the fee increase, both at the meeting and through online voting.  We have lots of new information to share with our members and you will see additional information in the coming weeks.  We look forward to discussing the changes and priorities with you.   Some updates include: Volunteers Needed – The success of our strategic plan is based on our ability to work with committed volunteers who wish to contribute to the Chamber’s goals.  Click Here to find out more about the volunteer opportunities at the Chamber.

Gravenhurstchamber.com – Visit our new website and let us know what you think.  Launching a new website is a big project, one area that we cannot afford to discount is our membership directory.  We hope to have our enhanced directory launched by early next week allowing visitors to search by categories, keywords, business and owner information.

Logo – To accompany our fresh new online presence, we have updated our logo to represent the progressive focus of our organization.

Online Marketing – Emphasis will be placed on increasing our online presence ensuring content is originated from our websites gravenhurstchamber.com and experiencegravenhurst.com.  Social media, mail chimp and third party websites will be used to share the information that will start from our home sites.

You will notice that From The Ground Up will be transforming over the next couple of editions, with highlights being featured in the newsletter but gradually encouraging newsletter subscribers to visit gravenhurstchamber.com and experiencegravenhurst.com for your up-to-date source for information. As with most business owners, we are committed to ensuring we have a more robust online appearance but understand the learning curve involved.  Is increasing online presence a priority or goal for your business this year?  We would love to discuss with you and share ideas, resources and options for improvement.  I have learned that growth is gradual and setting up a series of smaller goals and a timeline is often the best way to start a large project.

We look forward to seeing you at all the upcoming Winter Carnival Activities.

Have a great week –
– Danielle

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From The Ground Up

Friends, Gravenhurstians, Community Members,

Lend Me Your Eyes!

I’m not going to write about the upcoming Gravenhurst Car Show. You should already know about the 500 cars in attendance, live entertainment, great vendors, food & music lounge, and so much more happening on the shores of Gull Lake on June 20th. What I am going to write about is our hot-off-the-press Experience Gravenhurst Guide & Map.

We’ve been travelling throughout Gravenhurst and the surrounding area dropping off our Experience Gravenhurst Guides and Maps. These things are packed full of useful details on things to do, what to eat, and where to stay. These publications are not only useful to those making the right choice in visiting our Town, but for temporary and full-time residents as well!

To make sure you get Experience Gravenhurst copies delivered to your business, click here! You can also use this form to order more should you run out.

That’s all from me. Until Next Time,
Jacob