A new era at the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau continues with the launch of a brand new website at http://visitrichmondhill.com/.
Chris Sheppard, the RHCVB outgoing executive director who leaves her position of six years on May 23, is delighted to have completed this project working closely with incoming Executive Director Christy Sherman.
“We wanted to take the Visit Richmond Hill website to the next level by offering visitors the latest in responsive technology and offering a site that shows at a glance the variety of things to do and places to stay, eat and shop in Richmond Hill,” Sheppard said.
The CVB itself “shopped local” by supporting local website design and digital marketing company Boost by Design.
Byron and Karin Atkinson, owner/managers of Boost by Design, relocated to Richmond Hill in 2010 with their three young sons attracted by the wonderful lifestyle and business opportunities in coastal Georgia.
Boost by Design’s other notable clientele include the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Valid USA and The Maritime Law Association of the United States.
The new visitrichmondhill.com focuses on the way people travel today, according to Byron Atkinson.
“How do people naturally explore a city? By wandering, looking for landmarks, talking to other people,” he said. “So we created a rich, tactile, interactive map experience that’s really the heart of the site. It gives visitors a way to explore, and get to know Richmond Hill before they even arrive.”
Sherman, who took her new position on April 14 after serving for two years on the CVB board, explains that the new website boasts such features as a dynamic calendar that allows event downloads to users’ personal calendars, as well as the ability for users to submit events.
“I can see this calendar becoming the go-to resource for locals and visitors alike for what’s happening in our area,” she said. “Also, the responsive design of the new website gives it a flawless translation between computers, smartphones and tablets. It is much easier to navigate and will be much more useful to the visitors and residents alike.”
Sherman said she was pleased to work with Boost by Design.
“Working with Boost by Design was a great experience — their team delivered on time, on budget and was always fast to respond,” she said. “They understand the challenges of making an impact in today’s competitive market.
“The website is a great way to showcase our accommodations, dining, shopping, outdoor attractions and historic sites to visitors, meeting planners and media. We also encourage local residents to utilize this interactive site to better host their out-of-town guests.”