Partner News 12/2014

2015 Travel Guide Proof Link Coming Soon and One Final Opportunity to Proof on December 16th at the FLTA Holiday Party!

The FLTA staff is hard at work laying out, designing and making sure all your business information looks great in the 2015 version of the Finger Lakes Regional travel guide. As this travel guide process continues, please be on the lookout for emails of the 2015 travel guide proof where you will be able to locate your business information and proof it for accuracy. The proof link will be sent via email NEXT WEEK, so be sure to check your inbox, spam box, and be on the look out for this link. While proofing, please be sure to check all appropriate areas your business appears. This includes the front page of the guide under your appropriate business heading, ie shopping, dining, accommodations grids, winery grids etc AS WELL AS in the back of the guide in the Community Listings area. For those who have placed a specific display ad, such as a full page or 1/6 vertical page advertisement, please be sure to also locate your ad throughout the guide to ensure it's accuracy. The 2015 Finger Lakes travel guide proof link will be coming out via email through Benchmark and Jessica's email, so be sure to be on the lookout next week, as you will have 48 hours to review and send back any changes that need to be reflected. We appreciate your time and cooperation in advance for another year's successful production of an amazing Finger Lakes regional travel guide. Please know you will have an opportunity to view a final hard copy proof in the FLTA office during the holiday party on Tuesday, December 16th from 3-6pm. Please RSVP for the holiday party and travel guide proofing today!

Open For Business Along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail This Winter

Contrary to popular belief, and unlike the region just a couple decades ago, our growing winery industry is open year round. While smaller wineries might only be open weekends during the winter months, many of our regional wineries are open 360 days per year. And unlike the popular summer and autumn months, oenophiles (the technical term for "somebody who really likes wine") find the relatively quiet tasting rooms during winter, a perfect time to taste our award-winning wines with fewer customers competing for staff attention, and the increased likelihood an owner or winemaker or vineyard manager is the person serving that wine. For more information on our wineries' operating hours, and the many Trail-wide events our wineries host during the upcoming winter months, visit our website at

Save the Date! Annual FLTA Holiday Party

If you have already taken the time to RSVP, thank you for your attention. If you have not taken a moment, please be sure to RSVP and join us, Tuesday, December 16th for the FLTA holiday party. Email or call the FLTA office (315-536-7488) to RSVP if you have not done so already! This holiday celebration will take place at the FLTA offices at 309 Lake Street in Penn Yan, from 3-6pm. This party is highly attended and is a great opportunity to network. We invite you to join us as we meet and greet with other area business professionals and area legislators, enjoy a wonderful spread of food and drink, raffle off generously donated door prizes (be sure to bring business cards!) and allow FLTA to say THANK YOU for your continued business support for a successful year. FLTA will also have a cake celebrating 95 years in business this year. We look forward to seeing you, celebrating the season, allowing you the opportunity to connect with new Finger Lakes faces, and celebrate a successful 2014 year! As mentioned earlier, this party will also serve as a FINAL opportunity to review and proof the 2015 Finger Lakes regional travel guide before it is delivered to the printer. Stop by to give us your final sign off on your travel guide listing, drop your business card to be entered to win a door prize, and enjoy the holiday cheer!

Exciting Accommodation Options Available this Winter Season at the Hampton Inn!

The Hampton Inn - Seneca Falls, newly built in 2012, is conveniently located between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Trail country and is one of the closest hotels to the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall. It's the perfect winter getaway location, whether your travelers are looking for a night out with the family to enjoy the hotel's heated indoor pool, deluxe accommodations and complimentary hot breakfast buffet or are in need of some much needed "girl" time with their besties to enjoy premium outlet shopping and tastings at some of their favorite local wineries! Reservations can be made at or by calling the hotel directly at 315-539-3939. And, for a limited time, guests that stay between December 1st, 2014 and March 31, 2015 will receive 15% off the hotel's rate when they mention "Winter with FLTA". (Not applicable with other discounts. Black-out dates may apply.)

Promote Your Business and Offer Some Holiday Cheer by Donating a Door Prize for the FLTA Holiday Party

If you have an interest in donating a door prize for the holiday party, the FLTA staff and Board of Directors would appreciate your offer very much. FLTA is always looking for new and creative ways to bring a new visitor to your business who will hopefully be converted into your next loyal customer! Feel free to contact FLTA Office Manager, Karen Colizzi Noonan or call the office at 315-536-7488 to discuss what door prizes might work best and to coordinate an offer. Thank you in advance for your help!

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