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Publish Date: 8/31/2020

‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Town’ Campaign Launched

Intended to Boost Tourism, Showcase County’s Attractions 

FONDA - The Montgomery County Executive’s Office, Business Development Center and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce are looking for businesses to participate in the new “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” initiative.

The campaign, intended to promote local tourism, will feature a series of day trips to take in Montgomery County. Each trip will include a suggested itinerary with places to visit and explore, as well as restaurants to stop at along the way. 

“The “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” initiative is an excellent opportunity to show residents some of the fun activities or restaurants available right in their community,” County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort said. “Not only will this campaign help support local businesses, it will provide suggestions to families so they can explore areas of their own county that they may not have otherwise visited.”

The Business Development Center will create short videos of each trip. These videos, as well as a blog post and photos will be promoted through each organization’s social media account and website.

“This is a great time to explore Montgomery County.  We have so many places to go and can accommodate many hobbies and interests- right in our own backyard,” Fulton and Montgomery County Director of Tourism Development Anne Boles said. “Hiking, biking, fishing, exploring historical landmarks, peaceful walks along the Erie Canal, at Schoharie Crossing, one of the many parks, or at the shrines. Farm fresh foods are available at stands throughout the county.  Whatever you like, it is here ready for you to enjoy.”

If you are a business owner who is interested in being featured please contact Anne Boles at by September 10. 

Businesses who respond will be entered to win a Chamber Check, which is a gift check that can be redeemed at over 150 Chamber member businesses who are located throughout the region.

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