Listen To Our Interview with Creator Peter Van Ness By Clicking The Arrow-
City of Gloucester launches new, smart phone friendly, official visitor website-
A group of volunteers today launched a new visitor website for the City of Gloucester. With stunning visuals, expanded listings, a highly intuitive interface and search feature, the new content-rich GloucesterMA.com was built by Peter and Vickie Van Ness as part of a push by PR for Gloucester founders Tracey Muller and Jan Bordinaro to promote tourism and boost the City’s visitor economy.
“The new GloucesterMA.com features Gloucester’s authentic beauty, maritime culture, storied history and thriving arts community,” says developer/marketer Peter Van Ness. “We feel that promoting our unique, authentic nature is the best way to attract visitors to Gloucester. Plus this website looks and works great on all smart phones — including the iPhone.”
“The visitor economy holds great promise for creating new jobs and generating new tax revenue for Gloucester,” said Mayor Kirk, who embraced the PR for Gloucester group’s enthusiasm and encouraged them to remake the website. “This dramatic overhaul of our official Visitor website cost the City nothing.” She added. “We are grateful to the volunteers and partners who gave their time, photos, data and inspiration to get the job done.”
Every effort was made to include all Gloucester businesses that serve the visitor economy. Any business that may have been accidentally overlooked can go to the site and fill out the contact page and the developers will include them as soon as possible. New businesses can do the same.
One of the new features on GloucesterMA.com is a page of stories about Gloucester that includes videos chronicling the sinking of the Corinthian, Gloucester’s official song, links to the Cape Ann Museum’s story of Howard Blackburn, movies filmed on Cape Ann, T.S. Eliot, Rudyard Kipling and the Gloucester Daily Times special coverage of The Perfect Storm. The PR for Gloucester group encourages anyone who has a story idea to fill out the contact form.
This website is a volunteer effort led by the City of Gloucester Mayor’s office, Tracey Muller, Jan Bordinaro and Peter & Vickie Van Ness, with the help on many partners.
The developers would like to extend our deep gratitude Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester for sharing his spectacular photos & blog widget, and for his inspiring encouragement and undying support.
Special thanks go out to Bob Hastings of Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Frank Gentile of Udine4less for making their databases of Gloucester businesses available.