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Discover Saratoga's Membership Benefits

Market your business to Saratoga visitors, meeting & event planners, event attendees, tour groups, locals, and much more with Discover Saratoga! Our membership program offers a variety of marketing opportunities designed to drive traffic to your business location and website. Additional advertising opportunities are also available.

  


Digital Benefits

DiscoverSaratoga.org*

Benefits: Business listing with video, images, social links             

DiscoverSaratoga.org has nearly 500,000 visits per year. Member listings include address, contact info, description, up to ten images, a video, links to your website, social media platforms and virtual tour, amenities, and other special offers.

 

Member Extranet

Benefits: Members-only website     

The member-only website is an online resource available 24/7! This website enables you to edit your web listing and amenities, comment on our community board, view the convention calendar in real time, service sales requests, view a benefits summary, and more!

 

Social Media

Benefit: Share your events, promotions, and specials

Discover Saratoga engages with more than 25,000 social media followers every day! Members can submit events, promotions, and specials to us for sharing through our social media feeds.

 

Discover Saratoga App*

Benefits: Business listing with video or image, website link          

The Discover Saratoga App showcases all that is available to do and see in Saratoga County and offers the convenience of planning your visit, including directions and where to park.

 

E-Newsletters*

Benefit: Share your events, promotions, and specials

Discover Saratoga’s three monthly e-newsletters are sent to a combined distribution of nearly 25,000 meeting planners, members, and fans of Saratoga. Each is full of events, new business, and special offers. Submit your events or promotions for inclusion.

 

Blogging*

Benefit: Put the spotlight on your business

The Discover Saratoga blog is full of travel tips and ideas for meeting planners and travelers. It is shared through social media and in monthly e-newsletters. Share your story by submitting a guest blog or being featured in blog posts throughout the year.

 

Event Calendar

Benefit: Promotion of your events

Members can publish events through our shared online calendar, which includes Discover Saratoga, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Skidmore College, Saratoga.com, and the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association.

Print Benefits

Saratoga Destination Guide*

Benefit: Business listing in 50,000 guides printed annually

This premiere publication promotes Saratoga County to groups, meetings and conventions, destination weddings, sporting events, and leisure travelers. Member listings include contact information. Discover Saratoga distributes the guide to area businesses and hotels, Albany International Airport, Amtrak Stations, as well as in western NY, NYC, PA, CT, NJ, and MA.

 

Monthly Meetings Calendar

Benefit: Schedule based on business coming

This calendar is printed and mailed to members monthly. It includes the names, dates, anticipated attendance, and meal plans of groups coming, allowing you to get ahead of the game!

 

Sales Benefits

Convention Calendar

Benefit: Advance awareness of events coming to the area            

This calendar includes confirmed meetings, conventions, sporting and special events. It is updated and is available in real time on the member-only website. Included are event names, event date, number of attendees, and contact person/contact information.

 

Attendee Discount Card

Benefit: Drive Group visitors to your business

These cards are distributed to group attendees as a benefit of visiting Saratoga. Members have the option of participating in the discount, and those who participate with a 10% discount will be listed on our website.

 

Referrals

Benefits: Planners, group operators, and leisure travelers referred to your business

Discover Saratoga refers members to meeting planners, wedding planners/brides, group tour operators, sports groups, and other visitors to Saratoga County.

 

Welcome Posters

Benefits: Invite group attendees to your business

Any group with an attendance of 400 or more has 11” x 17” posters printed for their convention/event. They are displayed in downtown businesses’ windows and nearby lodging properties and are available upon request to encourage attendee visitation to your business!

 

Events and more….

Direct Business Opportunities

Benefit: Business from Discover Saratoga 

Members are offered the first opportunity to bid on projects or services required by Discover Saratoga.

 

Chowderfest and Restaurant Week*

Benefit: Put your business in front of thousands!

With your membership comes the opportunity to participate in these wildly popular, growing community events that bring a great deal of exposure to sponsors and participants. Participant and sponsorship opportunities available.

 

Membership Events*

Benefit: Networking with members

Discover Saratoga holds its Annual Membership Meeting in the spring, hosts an Annual Golf Tournament in the fall, and offers member mixers throughout the year, including one specifically for members involved in the wedding industry. Each is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow members.

 

Media Relations

Benefit: distribution of your news   

Become part of the Saratoga story by providing us with press releases on new openings, milestone anniversaries, or unique story ideas related to your business. We will distribute it to our extensive media list.

 

*Additional advertising and sponsorship benefits are or may be available for purchase. Contact Connie Crudo for additional information

Get to know your membership and marketing gurus:

Connie Headshot

Connie Crudo Vice President, Membership Services & Events

Gail Stein head shot Discover Saratoga

Gail Stein Office Manager & Membership Services

MacKenzie Head Shot

MacKenzie Zarzycki Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Jessie House headshot

Jessie House Digital Marketing Specialist