YouTube video turns spotlight on Gloucester

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Dec 24, 2013 - 11:11 AM
Thanks to a collaborative partnership of several county departments and community organizations, a YouTube video has been produced highlighting Gloucester County and the various reasons there are to visit and/or locate here.
 
Photo: A YouTube video has been produced highlighting the many assets Gloucester County has to offer. It is a collaborative effort of various county departments and community organizations. Some of those who helped to coordinate the project are, from left, Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce executive director Makalia Records, Gloucester’s tourism director Hilton Snowdon, Gloucester Main Street Association president Mac Houtz, Gloucester Main Street Association executive director Ashley Gilmartin, Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust executive director Jenny Crittenden, and Gloucester’s economic development director Doug Meredith. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

A YouTube video has been produced highlighting the many assets Gloucester County has to offer. It is a collaborative effort of various county departments and community organizations. Some of those who helped to coordinate the project are, from left, Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce executive director Makalia Records, Gloucester’s tourism director Hilton Snowdon, Gloucester Main Street Association president Mac Houtz, Gloucester Main Street Association executive director Ashley Gilmartin, Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust executive director Jenny Crittenden, and Gloucester’s economic development director Doug Meredith. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

The video, “Gloucester County, Virginia: It’s Right Here in Gloucester,” has already received nearly 7,000 views. It can be accessed directly on YouTube and through the county’s website, the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce’s website and the Main Street Preservation Trust’s website.
 
These organizations, along with the Gloucester Main Street Association and the county’s tourism and economic development departments, have worked together to provide the information necessary to produce the video. It lasts just under four minutes and includes mostly real-time footage of various festivals and events that take place each year in the county.
 
Gloucester’s tourism director Hilton Snowdon said he receives at least three to four phone calls a week from people interested in relocating to and or visiting Gloucester. In the past, he has just been able to send information through the mail to these prospective residents and visitors, but now also directs them to the video link, which draws an even better picture of what the county has to offer.
 
So many organizations were able to work so well together because of their one common goal. “We all have this vested interest in letting people know (all there is to know about the county) who would like to live, work and play in Gloucester,” Snowdon said.
 
Watch the video here: