It’s quite the feat to craft a magazine that speaks to and applauds the idiosyncrasies and beauties of small-town living, one that ages well on the shelf while also serving as a useful resource to both locals and visitors. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of staff at The Creswell Chronicle and Creswell Chamber of Commerce, the 2018-19 Creswell Visitor Guide is up to the task.
This year’s guide intends to speak to newcomers and long-time residents alike. The guide features historical facts about Creswell to connect you to its roots, as well as an economic future forecast to learn what’s in store for The Friendly City.
There is a two-page map inside to help you find your way around town, and a list of services for local residents we hope newcomers will find especially useful. There you’ll find helpful links to set up your internet, to turn on your power, contact your city officials, pet resources and the like.
You’ll also find a Chamber membership directory inside the 2018-19 guide.Those listed in the Chamber Directory are the backbone of the business community; not only do they offer useful and skilled services, but their Chamber membership helps support and withstand the holiday events put on each year in the city, including the wildly popular Fourth of July Celebration as well as the Holiday Tree-Lighting Celebration. These two events are hands-down the most heavily attended events in town, causing the population to swell each year as more and more flock to the holiday celebrations in Creswell.
You’ll find a story on the the painted rocks craze that’s taken the community by storm, a story on Creswell parks, as well as messages from Mayor Dave Stram and South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten.
The guide also highlights Chamber all-star businesses.
Flip through the pages and you’ll find a spotlight story on Emerald Valley Golf & Resort, but not before you take check out the cover.
One the front cover you’ll find an epic shot by Chronicle Photographer Christopher Palanuk. Pictured is University of Oregon alumnus Morgan Flint, seen as he chips the golf ball up and over a sand trap in an attempt to get it onto the green during the Oregon Athlete Foundation Golf Tournament at Emerald Valley Golf & Resort earlier this year.
Keep flipping and you’ll find a gorgeous two-page Wise Woman Herbals spread crafted by Chronicle Graphic Designer Andrew von Engel. Wise Woman Herbals is the largest employer in Creswell. Though wholesale, their botanical supplements are largely sought after – even internationally, and their production continuously helps bolster the local Creswell economy.
Creswell is fruitful with good news, good people and great businesses, and it’s a pleasure to be able to put it on display.
Stop by the Chamber office at 95 West Oregon Ave. or The Creswell Chronicle office, 34 West Oregon Ave. for a copy.