Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Experience Woodstock Corridor

The Experience Woodstock Corridor, stretching from Woodstock's Village Green to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, is now open for business. Visitors to the Woodstock area are invited to sample the many restaurants, shops, galleries, spas and performance venues that Woodstock has to offer.

To complete their Woodstock experience, visitors are encouraged to enjoy The Museum at Bethel Woods, the performance stages, and the festivals of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Additional places of interest in Woodstock, Bethel, and points in between are being added to the program.

Powering the Corridor is the Experience Woodstock Card, now in its second year. The 2011 card, priced at $25, is good for unlimited usage throughout the calendar year. It can be purchased online or a nine locations in Woodstock (see listing at upper right).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Experience Woodstock Card

The Woodstock Chamber is committed to a leadership role in working with Woodstock-area businesses, arts organizations, and local/county/state government to foster cultural tourism to the area. Through comprehensive planning and development it is working to support the local economy and arts.

On January 1st the Chamber launched the 2011 Experience Woodstock Card (EWC). Close to 80 Woodstock-area businesses have made offers on the card so far. These special offers include 10% off luncheon entrees at Joshua's Cafe and the Country Kitchen of Woodstock, 15% off tickets at Woodstock Fringe and 10% off all Woodstock Apothecary brand supplements. For a complete listing, click here.

According to studies generated by Civic Economics, an economic-development consultancy with offices in Austin and Chicago, locally-spent dollars stay local and are recycled. Further, $68 out of $100 spent with local merchants stays within the community—as opposed to $43 of every $100 spent at chains or franchises. Another striking finding of their research: Independent businesses produce an average of 70% more local economic activity than chains on comparable revenue.

Visitors and residents are invited to purchase the Experience Woodstock Card for $25. It is good for unlimited usage throughout the 2011 calendar year. Here's your opportunity to truly experience Woodstock!