Promotion Committee

Branding and Operation Projects 


  •  Background

This group is a modified version of the Promotion Committee. The Promotion Committees was traditionally planning, staffing, and operating large events. These responsibilities have been taken on by the DSC’s Event Coordinator with the assistance of the DSC Executive Director. In this new framework, the Branding and Operation group can focus on shining a spotlight and bringing awareness about the DSC to the larger community. 

The DSC’s workforce is mostly composed of volunteers. The DSC plans on using this unique feature to drive its branding and showcase the organization as a diverse and inclusive team of people with various aspirations and skills, all working together towards improving life in downtown Sykesville.

Promotion Committee Chair: Helene Taylor
Promotion Committee Meetings:
 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm, in one of the downtown restaurants. Email DowntownSykesvilleConnection@gmail.com for the monthly location (in-person meetings have not resumed yet).

 

  • 2019 Achievements & prior

– Design and production of the Coolest Small Town in America merchandise.

–  Creation of the 2020 event calendar.

– Creation of the 2020 sponsorship packages.

– Improvement of the DSC social media and website.

– Operations of the Farmers Market.

– Operations of the Art & Festival.

– Operations of the Let Freedom Ring Parade.

– Operations of the Craft Beer Festival.

– Operations of Merry Main Street.

 

  • 2020 Achievements

– Creation of the 2021 event calendar.

– Creation of the 2021 sponsorship packages.

– Re-branding project with Platinum PR.

– Participation in the Joan Garry training: “Tough times, tougher Nonprofits”.

– Organization and operations of a downtown Santa visit.

– Completion of the Sykesville Secret Santa project.

– Coordination of a storefront decoration contest, in partnership with the Town of Sykesville.

– Organization and operations of the Sykesville Motorcycle Poker Run.

– Organization and operations of the Sykesville Pup Walk.

– Collaboration with the Carroll County Center for Breast Health to create the Sykesville Pink Fling.

– Organization and operations of the Coolest Golf tournament.

– Organization and operations of the Best Battle of the Bands.

– Operations of the modified Farmers Market.

– Organization and operations of the Star Scavenger hunt.

– Creation of the Disco-rona Dance off.

– Best Main Street in America: creation of a marketing campaign to support the quarterfinal selection. Daily advertisement reminders and partnerships with influencers. Award of the Best Main Street in America title.

– Best Main Street award, T-shirts’ design and sale.

 

  • 2021 Achievements

– Creation of the 2021 event calendar.

– Creation of the 2021 sponsorship packages.

– Creation of a quarterly newsletter.

– Participation in the Joan Garry pieces of training.

– Collaboration with the Carroll County Center for Breast Health to create the Sykesville Pink Fling.

– Collaboration with the Links at Challendon for the winter DSC Golf tournament.

– Organization and operations of the Craft Beer Festival.

– Organization and operations of the Bubble and Tulle Festival.

– Organization and operations of the Sippin’ on Summer Festival.

– Organization and operations of the Coolest Golf tournament.

– Operations of the modified Farmers Market.

– Organization and operations of the Star Scavenger hunt.

– Creation and production of Coolest and Best trucker hats.

– Creation of a Licensing agreement.

 

  • 2022 Achievements

– Creation of the 2022 event calendar.

– Creation of the 2022 sponsorship packages.

– Publication of a quarterly newsletter.

– Operations of the new Farmers Market.

– Operations of the Art & Festival.

– Preparation of the Let Freedom Ring Parade.

– Assistance with merchants sponsored event and creation of shopping events.

– Design an agreement and condition for the production of merchandise related to the DSC, its events, and programs by a  third party.

– Trademarked the Coolest & Best logo (pending).

 

  • Project list

  • To brand its image and grow its volunteer base, the DSC will create a video that will showcase all aspects of the DSC’s activities conducted by volunteers. This video will be used on different platforms to share the DSC’s mission and market the organization. This will help develop the DSC’s image as a volunteer group, increase outreach, and support fundraising efforts.

In addition, the DSC will increase its advocacy effort by training its volunteers and Board members to share the mission of the DSC.

  • The DSC also plans on seeking the “Choose Civility” designation to carry the DSC’s message of inclusiveness and to recognize the DSC as an instrumental player in building a community that will remain free of rejection, racism, bullying, or discrimination of any kind. The promotion committee will design campaigns and produce merchandise using this new platform.
  • Organize different types of fundraisers catering to different audiences (e.i.  indoor gala, smaller affairs on the model of “Diner en Blanc,” cultural festival, folklore events such as “Snallygaster/Sykesville Monster Comicon,” etc)
  • Explore Network for good and a promotional tool.

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Aug
28
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
4
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
11
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
18
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
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