MEREDITH — Today is the last day for local businesses to sign up to participate in the Greater Meredith Program's promotion designed to attract visitors to explore downtown businesses.
For the second year the GMP is sponsoring the Do the Loop sign, brochure, and online promotion with two opportunities available to Meredith businesses.
The first is an opportunity for Meredith businesses to be depicted on an artist-created walking map, which appears on two signs at the Meredith town docks. For a $200 annual fee, these businesses may list their name, address, contact information, and website. Their listing will appear on the signs, and details will appear in an accompanying brochure that will be available at each sign location as well as in participating businesses, and on the GMP website (http://greatermeredithprogram.com/do-the-loop).
Also, for a $50 annual fee, any Meredith business may list its name, address, contact information, website, and a tag line in the brochure that accompanies the sign, and on the GMP website. These listings will appear in the section titled "Beyond the Map" which will guide visitors to all participating Meredith businesses.
Notices on the sign, in the brochure, and on the website will invite visitors to "Do the Loop," the walking portion of the promotion. Notices will also encourage them to venture "Beyond the Map" to many additional merchants, services, and other businesses available in Meredith.
Participating businesses my also choose to be part of a "Do the Loop" punch card promotion. Visitors who complete a "Do the Loop" punch card by visiting 15 participating businesses will have the opportunity to win prizes at the annual "Do the Loop" drawing held in October. Completed cards must be placed in the "Do the Loop" drawing box located in the Mill Falls hotel lobby.
Applications for the "Do the Loop" promotion may be picked up at Hermit Woods Winery 72 Main St. from "Do the Loop" Committee Chairperson Bob Manley.
The Do the Loop sign, above, lists participating downtown Meredith businesses and depicts their location on an artist-created map. Today is the deadline for businesses to participate in the program which strives to get visitors to stroll through the downtown and visit the various shops, eateries and other businesses. (Courtesy photo)