SOUTHERN MARYLAND TRAILS PARTNER RESPONSIBILITIES
The Southern Maryland Trails is a cooperative venture between the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) and all Trails partners. The success of the Trails program is absolutely dependent upon the active participation of Trails partners. Partners share in the responsibility of advertising and promoting the Trails.
As a Trails partner, you are required to:
- Keep a valid e-mail address for your site on file at SMADC at all times. (You may need to add SMADC to your “safe sender” list.) SMADC communicates with Trails partners via e-mail and it is urgent that you can be reached with important Trails news or announcements.
- Inform SMADC if any vital information about your site changes. This includes address, phone number, Web address or major changes in the goods or services you offer. SMADC makes periodic updates to the Web version of the Trails book between book printings.
- Distribute the (free) Trails books by making them available at your site.
- Pick up Trails books and other Trails promotional items at a SMADC Open House designated for this purpose. If you cannot attend in person, you are responsible for arranging pick up or paying for postage to have materials shipped to you.
Additionally, partners are encouraged to support the Trails by:
- Printing, distributing and posting flyers promoting the Trails, including seasonal Trails events. (These flyers are created by SMADC and posted in pdf format in the partner area of the Trails Web site.)
- Displaying the Trails wind sock at your site.
- Displaying the Trails counter sign at your site.
- Include the Trails logo on your site’s printed promotional materials whenever possible (“Proud member of the Southern Maryland Trails”).
- Displaying the Trails logo on your Web site and link to the Trails Web site.
- Joining the Trails FACEBOOK fan page (if you are on FB).
- Participating in Trails seasonal promotions if possible, including October is Trails Month.
- Attending the periodic Trails mixer to network with Trails partners and participate in decisions about Trails functions.
- Giving occasional feedback (via survey, etc.) to be used in planning and promoting the Trails.
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