On March 2, 2018, a crowd of nearly 500 people gathered inside what is usually the repair and maintenance shop on any other day at TriCounty FS in Jerseyville, Illinois. They came to hear the “big announcement” by the Jerseyville Economic Development Council, Inc. of a major development and investment coming to Jerseyville, bringing with it upwards of 1,000 jobs.
The project is a rail-served logistics park being developed by Atlanta, Ga.-based Stonemont Financial Group and served by Kansas City Southern Rail.
My role: To bring in those people! The JEDC contracted with me to coordinate the publicity for the “big announcement.” While the organization had set up seats for 140, I think my resulting work exceeded their expectations by a bit!
And while I also wrote a news story that appeared in the next issue of the AdVantage, one in which has been touted by the JEDC and others as one of the most comprehensive and informative stories written about the project, I was also excited to bring that kind of a turnout to Jerseyville to share in the amazing news of this great forthcoming project!
So, if you’re wondering what kind of help I can provide to you, consider this. I can help you spread the word. I can help you reach your audience. I can help you tell your story. All you have to do is ask …