Winter Park Chamber has a new website |

Winter Park Chamber has a new website

Kristen Lodgeklodge@skyhidailynews.comGrand County CO Colorado

The Winter Park Chamber launched a new website this week with new features such as a link to Winter Park Resort snow reports, local weather, social networking links, and a ‘Build a Brochure” application under the ‘Plan Trip’ category. And there is more to come, said Catherine Ross, executive director. “Diane Ehlert and the chamber staff have worked hard on the project, and many of the photographers are local,” she said.Changes on the site according to Ross include the following:For consumersThe website is cleaner, and it’s more obvious how to book a room. Visitors can also build a customized Winter Park Brochure. For Chamber membersEvery member has their own page for their business. They will get an ID and password to spruce up their page with pictures, logos, and content. This can be used as a tool for their businesses.For communityThe community can still submit events for the events calendar, which is now in calendar format instead of a listing.The cost of the new website was just under $30,000. There will be more pieces to come and the staff will be adding more content, said Ross.”The back-end is user-friendly for the Chamber staff to make changes. It will save money in the long run.” The website was created by a Denver company, Wick Creative. “We asked Wick Creative to design the ‘create your own brochure’ feature, and they were able to do it – that is how they got the contract.”ZBChamber mascot ZB is still featured on the website.”He walks consumers and residents through itinerary and deals. He is the local connection to the community,” Ross said. Winter Park & Fraser Valley Key Card “The electronic loyalty and reward card has had some glitches but it’s working very well and we are having great results on reservations,” said Ross. The card has 56 active merchant locations and 2,700 registered users. Promotions through the card allow cardholders to access discounts.Typical promotions offered are Stay and Play lodging packages with Winter Park Central Reservations and golf packages with member golf courses.

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