The Benefits of Membership
For our MEMBERS ONLY, we offer high visibility among residents and visitors alike through:
- A free listing in our electronic guide to MetroWest (our website), including a live link and photo
- Free postings of your specials and sales on our website, with additional visibility through Facebook, Twitter, and more.
- Free postings of your events on our regional calendar, marketed to families, businesses, conferences, and travelers.
- Free listing in our 2016 comprehensive print guide to our region, published annually
- Display advertising opportunities on our website.
- Inclusion in our referral list used to respond to queries from visitors, residents, the press, and conference and tour planners.
- Invitations to free and low-cost member events including professional development and capacity building workshops and valuable networking opportunities throughout the year.
- Monthly member e-newsletter outlining current free and low cost marketing opportunities, event announcements more!
- Opportunity to distribute our Guide to MetroWest.
- Discounts on advertising in our Guide and other marketing opportunities throughout the year. See more here.
- Deep advertising discounts in select major magazines, sports programs, travel guides, and more.
These tools to make it easy to share your connection with the MetroWest Visitors Bureau! We encourage our members, partners and sponsors to publicize their work with the MetroWest Visitors Bureau by sending event listings and other information about the partnership to their constituents, supporters and friends. Put our logo on your website, share a link to the Guide to MetroWest with your customers, post events on our online calendar and connect with us via facebook or twitter. There are many free ways to amplify your presence in all channels by sharing information about your work with the MWVB!
Great services and opportunities statewide, available through the Mass Office of Travel & Tourism, for any businesses:
- No-cost listings on the Mass Office of Travel & Tourism website, massvacation.com
- Extensive research on tourists’ patterns, spending habits, decision-making.
- Opportunity to have photographs of your business included—at no cost!—in marketing campaigns in New York, New England, nationwide, and overseas.
- Opportunity to be featured in the state’s seasonal marketing campaigns, as well as trade shows and conferences focused on weddings, sports, group tours, recreation, and history.
- Opportunity to have your events and activities listed on massvacation.com seasonal and holiday specific webpages.
- Leads from conventions, trade shows, and inquiries to the Mass Office of Travel & Tourism
These tools to make it easy to share your connection with the MetroWest Visitors Bureau! We encourage our members, partners and sponsors to publicize their work with the MetroWest Visitors Bureau by sending event listings and other information about the partnership to their constituents, supporters and friends. Put our logo on your website, share a link to the Guide to MetroWest with your customers, post events on our online calendar and connect with us via social media. There are many free ways to amplify your presence in all channels by sharing information about your work with the MWVB!
Community Spotlight - Hudson
Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.
Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town, and home 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.
With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.