• 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.

    Print Marketing

    Convention Calendar

    This calendar lists confirmed meetings, conventions, sporting and special events scheduled for Saratoga County and is updated and distributed annually. In addition, the calendar is available in real-time on the  member-only website. This is a great opportunity to market your business to the meeting planner/event coordinator.

    Ultimate Saratoga Map including 10% discount card

    This map is only distributed to group attendees and includes a 10% discount to member businesses. Members have the option of participating in the discount, and those who accept the 10% discount will have “Accepts 10% Convention Bureau Discount Card” next to their standard web listing. Find a list of participating businesses here.

    Saratoga Destination Guide

    The Saratoga Destination Guide is the premiere publication to promote our destination for groups, meetings, conventions, destination weddings, sports tournaments and visitors. Members receive a complimentary listing, which includes business name, phone number, address and website. Additional ads are also available for members.

    Discover Saratoga annually prints 40,000 guides and distributes them to local businesses, area lodging, Albany International Airport, Amtrak Stations and more.

    Digital Marketing

    Website Listing

    Your business will have a listing on DiscoverSaratoga.org, which includes:

    • Contact name, address, phone, fax, email address and direct link to website
    •  A description, Google Map and social media links
    • 10 photos of your business 
    • 1 video link (YouTube)

    Event Calendar

    Submit events to our online calendar here.

    Media

    Send your press release or media advisory to Talia to be distributed to our local media list.

    Blogging

    Guest write for Discover Saratoga's official blog! Or get featured in articles written by our team. Email Talia for details.

    Social Media

    Your content and events can be promoted on our social media accounts. We manage 4 Facebook pages (Discover Saratoga, Savor Saratoga, Discover Saratoga Weddings, and The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center), an Instagram page, Twitter, LinkedIn and more! 

    E-newsletters

    Discover Saratoga produces 2 e-newsletters monthly and 1 seasonally with a combined distribution list of over 4,000 meeting planners, members and visitors.

    Members-only website

    The member-only website is a great online resource available 24/7! This website offers benefits such as editing your web listing, viewing the convention calendar in real-time, service requests, a benefits summary, and more! Login here.

    If you need a login or have questions, e-mail Connie.

    Referrals

    Discover Saratoga staff refers members to meeting planners, wedding planners/brides, group tour operators and sports groups. We only refer our members with the goal of making sure the planner has everything they need to hold a successful event in Saratoga County!

    Sales Support

    Discover Saratoga will display your menus, coupons, or brochures next to our discount maps at the registration for incoming groups, sporting and special events. In addition, the sales team represents all members at local, state, regional and national trade shows and sales missions.

    Direct Business Opportunties

    Members have the opportunity to bid on projects or services required by Discover Saratoga.

    Welcome Posters

    Any groups with attendance of 400 or more will have a poster printed for the dates of their convention/event. They are displayed in downtown businesses’ windows and nearby lodging properties. These 11” x 17” posters are available upon request to any member and are a great way to welcome guests to Saratoga!

    Monthly quick reference calendar

    A monthly double sided calendar is sent to every member informing them of conferences in the area for the current month, indicating the attendance and meal functions. On the back of the calendar, new members, upcoming events and Discover Saratoga updates and initiatives are announced.

    Membership Events

    • The Bureau holds its Annual Membership Meeting & Reception in March, featuring progress reports to the membership and voting of Officers and Directors..
    • Member mixers are hosted during the year. They’re a great opportunity to meet fellow Bureau members and trade business cards!
    • There are additional charges to attend the other events.
    • Marketing and educational workshops.
    • Sponsorship opportunities are available!

    Chowderfest & Restaurant Week

    With your membership comes the opportunity to participate in these wildly popular, growing community events. These events bring a great deal of exposure to both sponsors and participants. There are nominal charges to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are available!

     

    Get to know your membership and marketing gurus.

    Connie Crudo

    Membership Services & Events Director

    Talia Cass

    Director of Marketing & Communications