Happy New Year!
We are all excited to begin the New Year and are looking forward to what 2018 will bring!
The Regional Marketing Initiative is on its way and we are having the first Quarterly Update with Mondo Mediaworks in the middle of the month. We are excited to see the data on impressions and engagement as we enter the awareness phase of this campaign. If you haven’t been to REALRUTLAND.com website, please visit and share a story about the place you call home. Look for more videos in the first quarter of this year as we plan on what year 2 will look like! Lyle Jepson and I will be out visiting businesses to get financial support for the upcoming year. If you would like us to visit you and talk about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. This is an incredibly important and worthwhile project to support and we appreciate your consideration!
We just met with the teams of the REAL RUTLAND Feud and you won’t want to miss this fun and entertaining show on Saturday February 24th! This is a fundraiser for the Marketing Initiative and part of a week-long WINTERFEST Event that is happening during President’s week when the kids have school vacation. Check out www.RutlandRec.com/winterfest to find out more about the activities that are happening each day!
New for 2018 will be a real collaboration with the area Arts Organizations. The presence of Arts in our Community is vital to our revitalization and the Arts organizations around our area are terrific! We have new galleries in downtown Rutland and Pop Ups happening. The Chaffee is undertaking a major renovation and we are very eager to see the transformation. If you are an arts organization anywhere in the county, please let us know what you have going on!
We wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to working hard this year to make our Rutland Region the best it can be!