The Kent/Brimfield area's Official Visitors Guide 2012-13, produced by the Central Portage County Visitors & Convention Bureau is now available. The free, 72-page booklet is packed with information regarding where to stay, where to eat, where to shop and what to do in the Kent/Brimfield area.
Due to the increase in the number of businesses and attractions in the last 12 months, an additional eight pages were added to this year's edition. "There has been such an increase in requests for the Guide, that production was increased from 10,000 to 12,500 copies," said Lori Wemhoff, executive director of the CPCVCB.
In addition to providing incoming Kent State University students with copies of the indispensable resource encouraging them to shop local, hundreds of copies are mailed out to satisfy requests received via the and CPCVCB websites. "We receive an average of at least five requests per week for the free Guide," said Wemhoff. A few weeks ago, requests came from Nebraska (CWS-induced maybe?), Texas, Illinois and two from St. Louis, Missouri.
More and more local businesses are realizing how smart of an investment it is to be included in the Guide. In fact, ad sales were up for the second year in a row increasing the size of the Guide by eight pages. For a free copy (or copies) of the Guide for your business or personal use, contact the KACC office at 330.673.9855. Boxes of 100 are available for pickup.