From the Gettysburg Times
October 31, 2016
Already a popular fruit stand stop on the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail, Boyer Nurseries and Orchards added a tasting room for wine and cider, some of which utilizes Boyer products.
"We felt we needed something else to attract attention to our business and give people a reason to come out here, and we had this building that was being underutilized, and for years people had been commenting about turning it into a restaurant, but we thought a tasting room might be better," said co-owner David Lower.
Lower said he'd been tossing the idea around for a while, but it didn't take root until one of his customers put him in touch with award-winning wine maker Matt Cimino, of the Maryland-based Great Shoals Winery.
Destination Gettysburg is out on the road this year with its new social media video series, "Gettysburg Roadtripping with Paige," featuring Social Media Manager Paige Neidig.
These videos bring the team out and about to member locations in order to provide a glimpse of not only their properties, but upcoming events that tie into the locations.
So far, videos have highlighted the Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, Gettysburg Rocks, National Apple Harvest Festival and more.
These short, one-minute videos put Destination Gettysburg's Facebook audience on location and have already garnered more than 17,000 views.
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The readers of Pennsylvania Meetings + Events – a trade publication targeting meeting, conference and event planners – have voted Destination Gettysburg the top destination marketing organization of cities/towns less than 25,000 people.
The award was presented as part of Pennsylvania Meetings + Events’ annual “Best of Pennsylvania” ceremony last week in Philadelphia. Other finalists included the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau as well as Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"We are proud of this accomplishment," said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. "This is evidence of the hard work of the staff, the board of directors, as well as the membership of Destination Gettysburg."
The meetings market – which encompasses conventions, conferences and events – is an important part of Destination Gettysburg’s marketing, the organization said. While Gettysburg is largely a leisure travel destination, meetings and conferences provide substantial economic benefits year-round and during the week.
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