The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau represents approximately 250 tourism-related businesses throughout Greenbrier County. As a non-membership CVB, we do not charge for our services and strive to highlight each business partner's assets. Each partner is represented in the Official Visitors Guide to Greenbrier County, on the CVB website and in every brochure and collateral piece we create that is relevant to their specific type of business.
As we prepared for our March 2019 program, we were advised of a rate increase. Out of due diligence, we researched other printers and came to the conclusion that there are very competitive—less expensive—online options now available. In short, the co-op pricing is no longer the best option.
Based on price alone (under $300 for 5,000, full color, 2-sided, 4x9, 14pt rack cards), we've highlighted a few printers for your reference. Please keep in mind, the CVB has not used their services, aside from our local printers, only conducted online and by phone research.
Discounted Printing – of the printers we researched, it was the least expensive. They were easy to contact and seem to be customer service oriented.
Blockbuster Print – the next least expensive offers online designer assistance. Email appears to be their choice of contact as a phone number could not be found on the site.
Print Place – a close third based on pricing, the company was easy to contact by phone. They offer an online design tool if you do not have artwork ready to go.
PostNet – if you’re needing a smaller run, a few hundred, this local printer is a good option. The per piece cost is naturally higher, but you can walk right into the “print house” and speak directly to someone knowledgeable.
Greenbrier Printing – also located in Greenbrier County, they print up to 1,000-pieces in-house which can get down to .22 per card. It's worth noting they print on a 12pt card stock. 304-645-3030
If you want to capture visitors looking for things to do in the Greenbrier Valley, the CVB offers a digital advertising opportunity within the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center for tourism businesses and events in Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe and Pocahontas counties. Digital ad space is available on a 52” screen behind the main desk. The ads are static (no video or sound available) and will display for 20 seconds. Your ad will display a minimum of one time each hour. The Visitors Center is open at least 53 hours per week, 362 days per year, and welcoming over 35,000 visitors annually. The ads are also visible from the street and the program will run 24 hours a day.
Ad Rates & Deadlines
Annual Contract: $450 per year (best value)
Quarterly Contract: $150 per quarter
Monthly Contract: $75 per month
Monthly contracts are due the 1st of the month prior to the month being purchased (September 1 for an October ad space) and ads are due by the 10th of the month.
Click HERE for more information and contract.
The Official Visitors Guide to the Greenbrier Valley is a valuable tool in attracting new and returning visitors to our area. It is printed annually and showcases our many events and tourism-related businesses, including attractions, shops, restaurants and accommodations. Advertising opportunities for the 2019 guide are now closed; however, 2020 will be available in July 2019.