Everybody has a story, and Geauga County Tourism is encouraging visitors to share theirs! The 2013 Geauga County Guides have arrived and have a brand new feature to encourage more interaction with visitors. The new guides also feature the ever popular “Count Maple Max” contest and offer information on local businesses, area maps, a listing of events for the coming year, and two chances to win!
This year’s Guides feature Geauga County company owners, farmers, and shopkeepers as guest writers sharing their personal stories about their businesses. The Guides also offer a page where visitors are encouraged to write a little about their experience while visiting and send it back to the Tourism Office.
“We really enjoy getting feedback from our visitors,” says Lynda Nemeth, Geauga County Tourism Director. “Whether they went to the Geauga County Fair for the first time, or tried a Maple Stir, found a great new store, or watched a local artisan at work, we share in their excitement in discovering Geauga County!”
Experiences can be shared by filling out the page in the Guide and mailing it to the office, or through a new ‘coming soon’ component of the TourGeauga.com website. Guests will also be able to send or attach a photo to share. Any stories or photos shared will not be returned, and by sending them to Geauga Tourism, you are granting permission for them to be shared or used for future marketing purposes. Everyone who shares an experience will also be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a Geauga County Basket valued over $300!
Maple Max, the Geauga County Tourism ambassador, is once again hiding throughout the Guide and invites you to pick up a new guide and see how many times you can spot him. Submit your answer by March 30 to be entered into a drawing for a “Geauga County Get Away Basket” including an overnight stay at Punderson Manor, gift certificates for local dining, theater tickets, maple products, and much more!
Visitor Guides can be picked up at many area businesses or by contacting the tourism office at 440-632-1538 or 800-775-TOUR. They can also be requested online. Your Maple Max count can be sent to Geauga County Tourism-Maple Max, PO Box 846, Middlefield, OH, 44062 or Info@TourGeauga.com. For ongoing updates, ‘Like’ us on Facebook or sign up to receive the monthly newsletter.