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Reserve Advertisement Space in the Portage County Community Guide

By Portage County Business Council

Sense of place.

It’s the feeling you get when you are part of a community; that sense of belonging and identification where individuals feel they are part of something “bigger”. The sense of satisfaction that comes from people contributing to “their community”. For many of us, the Portage County community fills us with that sense of place.

The Portage County Business Council (PCBC) is now accepting advertising contracts for the new 2015 Community Guide – Uniquely Portage County. Utilized as a community reference guide, business and workforce recruitment tool and informational relocation publication, the Community Guide features advertising from companies that choose to do business here.

From cover positions to half-page ads, quarter page ads, mini displays and more, ad space is available in numerous sizes and rates to fit most budgets. Sections on business and industry, education, health & wellness, community life, housing, transportation, recreation, entertainment and hospitality and others will be incorporated to convey that unique sense of place.

While the concept of this guide isn’t new to the Business Council, what’s new is that the publication will be designed “in-house” and will feature a refreshing writing style, coupled with intriguing photo’s that capture the distinct character of the community. A photo contest is underway with winning photos and captions to be featured within the guide. Designing the guide ourselves, then producing the final piece locally allows us to oversee and produce a piece that represents Portage County and captures that sense of place.

Six thousand copies of the guide will be distributed over the next two years providing long-term exposure in a high profile publication. Advertising in the Community Guide goes beyond the print publication to include:

  • 50 word listing in the directory section of the guide
  • Minimum of two social media shout-outs annually
  • Availability to view and access on the Business Council website
  • On-the-go wireless access via various web-enabled devices

Copies will be included in relocation packets, and peppered throughout the community in high traffic locations in Portage County such as real estate offices, hotels, banks, hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices, as well as during some of our events. Advertisers will also receive copies of the guide to have on hand at their place of business. An electronic version is also featured on our website,

Packets with advertising materials are can be found here. Complete the Advertising Contract and Ad Submission Forms and return to the Portage County Business Council along with your payment on or before April 10, 2015.

On behalf of the Portage County Business Council, we appreciate your interest and look forward to talking with you soon about this marketing opportunity. With limited space available, and ad reservations due by April 10, don’t wait to place your ad. Call Mary Jo Monday at 715-344-1940 or email to with any questions