Partnership Clicks On Townsend Graphics

Newson November 27th, 20101 Comment

The Downtown Rutland Partnership has chosen Townsend Graphics LLC to execute a re-design of the organization’s popular web site.

“I know it’s sounds cliché, but we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to help boost communication about downtown Rutland through the web site”, said Townsend Graphics managing member David Townsend.” “Being able to help support the downtown businesses as well as be part of attracting more business to our area is very satisfying. It’s also a chance to take the existing web site to a new level, adding features that will make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for”, continued Townsend. The new site will also feature enhanced Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that will help make the Partnership more visible to popular search engines like Google and Bing.

Michael Coppinger, the Partnerhsip’s Executive Director, said, “We had a lot of interest in this project and the bids were very competitive.” Coppinger continued,  “Townsend Graphics’s experience in building successful sites for non-profits and their ability to help support site administration after completion of the work influenced our decision.”  The new rutlanddowtown.com will feature an expanded calendar of events function as well as page templates for Partnership businesses that may not currently have a web presence. The site is being designed to be self-maintained and will be easily updated by the Partnership, ensuring that content will remain fresh and up-to-date.

The new web site is expected to be ‘live’ in mid-December.

One Response to “Partnership Clicks On Townsend Graphics”

  1. david townsend says:

    Well, the new DRP (http://www.rutlanddowntown.com) site is up and running and the Partnership is in the process of helping downtown businesses bring their listing information up to date. We’ve also been fine-tuning a few of the site’s features-About the Partnership, the business forms area, updating the headers for spring (it finally arrived) and the like. We’re just about to add a new Twitter and Facebook feed widget that will focus on the up-to-the-minute happenings around the downtown area.

    In the works is a mobile app that will draw information from the business listings (hence the focus on getting them up to date) and provide smart phone users with a down loadable version of DRP that will keep them connected. Stay tuned for more…

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