John McElhenny of Matter Communications writes:
Good news: Rand McNally and USA Today have just named Gloucester one of 5 Eco-Friendly Small Towns in America! It’s a nice honor for our city. The article is here.
Rand McNally asked on Twitter this week for nominations of eco-friendly cities. When we tweeted back Gloucester’s designation as a “Green Community” in 2010 – and this GoodMorningGloucester post about it — the editors liked it and included Gloucester in their Top 5 list. As usual, when something positive is happening in Gloucester, GoodMorningGloucester is involved!
Gloucester is still in the running for Rand McNally’s Most Beautiful Small Town in America 2012. If you haven’t voted already, click here and hit the green “Review and Vote” button. Let’s make Gloucester #1!
Arianne Doud from Matter Communications writes-
What better day than this, full of sunshine to show off Gloucester’s beauty, to bring the following to your attention: Rand McNally/USA TODAY has launched their 2012 Best of the Road competition! You may recall from last year, we encouraged voters to narrow down categories for a higher concentration of votes.
This year, let’s take it further: we suggest all voters go to just one category, “Most Beautiful,” to make sure we don’t spread the votes thin.
Go to: http://www.bestoftheroad.com/town.do?destinationId=4272 and contribute your thoughts (and a photo if you can) on what makes Gloucester deserving of the “Most Beautiful” title.
Last year we received 74 submissions. Let’s try to at least double that this year to push Gloucester higher into the winner’s circle!
The 2012 Search is On!
We’ve teamed up with USA TODAY for the second annual Best of the Road Rally and your town could be a stop! We’ll send amateur travelers across the country exploring the Most Beautiful,Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Most Fun, and Best Small Towns for Food to name the 2012 Best Small Towns in America. Review and vote to get your town on the map, tell us about your favorite local spots, and follow us on and twitter for updates.
Update- Via Ariane Doud- Best of the Road contest extended to May 30!!!
Ariane Doud from Matter Communications writes-
Rand McNally and USA Today are looking for the best small towns in America. The top towns will be featured in their Best of the Road® cross-country rally this summer and in the 2013 Rand McNally Atlas next year! Gloucester has been nominated as “Most Beautiful,” but to win we need your votes. Please go to the Gloucester page at www.bestoftheroad.com (click here) to tell America why Gloucester deserves to be recognized for its unmatched beauty, and help bring some positive national attention to our fair city.
Click the picture to vote-
note the GMG photos used in the campaign