As many of you recall, every two years the Chambers in Ottawa County get together on a project to publish a county-wide directory. The current edition is 52 full color pages packed with information about Ottawa County, places to go, places to eat, where to buy whatever you might need. It is distributed to vacationers, new residents, as well as folks at large fairs, festivals, events. LESI and CMP also help with distribution. It is also provided free to all our members for their use.
Because two chambers have done a separate road map for many years, a full map is being combined with the directory. We will publish both a map and the directory at the same time, both in glorious full color, and both online as well. This is a fresh new approach to help members’ advertising dollars go even further.
Why is this important? In addition to the value it represents for advertisers, these publications are also critical to each chamber’s annual budget. Money we make on this project gets invested right back into programs to support your business. The bonus is that all of us now have a great tool to help promote our businesses and Ottawa County generally.
IMPORTANT: This project ONLY occurs once every two years. We are keeping the pricing the same as it has been for over a decade, but are offering a 5% discount for advertisers who wish to be in both the directory and on the map. Many businesses are currently in both and we look forward to seeing them back again.
With all the disruptions, this project is getting a bit of a late start. Please respond quickly so we can have these tools ready to go when 2022 rolls around. Jeff Krabill is handling the project again for us. His contact info is on the sales sheet, but you can also email us back, call us or just drop in. We look forward to hearing from you soon as our deadline for ads will be in October. If you don’t have an ad ready to go, Jeff can help you with that also.