Downtown Services and Events
Participation in downtown events isn’t always limited to downtown businesses. For some events, we open up participating to all interested businesses while on other events our partnership with the chamber allows chamber members to participate. Each year we put out a letter which includes all details of participating in our events, including deadlines.
Web and Printed Business Directory
If you are a downtown business, make sure we have the most up-to-date information on your business so that we can share it with the world. Your businesses’ content in our online business directory is totally at your discretion. If you would like it updated or modified, please contact us. We also use the same information to create our printed publications, such as the business directory in the downtown kiosks.
If your downtown business is open on Saturday, you can have a free decal saying “Shop Saturday” that was designed exclusively for Rawlins to place in your window. Let us know if you need one!
Did you know that you can use www.wyomingtourism.org to elevate your business presence? Leverage over $5 million in advertising placed by the Wyoming Office of Tourism each year throughout the United States to benefit your business or destination. Multiple opportunities exist including the official website, event calendar, familiarization tours, and much more. Create your free business listing today. Click the button below to visit the official page to learn more!
Your Facebook Page
If your downtown business has a Facebook page, make sure we know about it so that we can share your posts with our fans and encourage them to “like” you too! We will also add a link to your page in our business directory.
A great way to have an internet presence is to start using Facebook, if you have between 1-3 hours per week to devote to it. Instead of creating our own best tips guide, we have selected information from other providers that are easier to understand and more comprehensive than anything we would have created in-house. The first is a link Facebook Blueprint,where you can learn how to reach more customers with free, five-minute lessons. Next is a printable form of 8 pages of first steps from Facebook. Lastly, there is “How to Master Facebook Marketing in 10 Days” provided by Hubspot.
Destination Development Association Webinars by Roger Brooks
Webinars take place usually the 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 9:30 a.m. at the Rainbow Te-Ton Entrepreneur Center, 116 4th Street.
Roger Brooks is one of the industry’s foremost authorities on downtowns, tourism, branding, community development and marketing, Roger’s practical approach has helped communities around the world become more successful for businesses, visitors, and residents.