Benefits of Partnership

Interested in promoting your business to San Mateo County/Silicon Valley visitors and in connecting with other outstanding local businesses? We would love to discuss partnership with you! Please contact Nova Maldonado at nova@smccvb.com or call 650.348.7600.

VISITORS GUIDE (70,000 distributed annually): All partners are featured in our annually published Visitors Guide, used by meeting planners, concierges, in-town travelers, visitors planning trips, and locals alike! Thousands of our Visitor Guide copies are distributed every year at the Palo Alto Visitor Center, San Francisco International Airport, Stanford University, Hiller Aviation Museum, California Welcome Centers throughout the state, and our own Bureau office. Guides are mailed in response to all visitor inquiries and an electronic version is available on our website.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Your events, activities, discounts, and more may be submitted for promotion on our social media networks.

ACCESS TO OUR CONVENTION CALENDAR: A frequently updated calendar containing exclusive information on future conference and convention bookings is available to all of our partners for their planning and promotional efforts. The information noted on the calendar may include the client/planner name, address, phone, event attendance, and event location, allowing for partners to market their businesses to planners as they please.

ONLINE CALENDAR: Partner event listings are available 24/7 on our website calendar which is promoted via Google Ads.

NETWORKING EVENTS: Partners may attend our bimonthly mixers, which allow for them to obtain valuable business contacts and form professional relationships with other Bureau partners. Additionally, partners have the opportunity to host mixers, where they can showcase their venue!

WEBSITE: All partners receive tremendous exposure on our mobile-friendly website and are provided login access to our Partner Portal, which allows for the quick and easy listing of events and promotions. Partners may also upload media to their businesses' listings, including images, videos, and menus, so as to let visitors, event-goers, and locals know what their business has to offer.

PARTNER BROCHURES: Partner information/brochures may be displayed at the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB office where we distribute to visitors, locals and meeting planners.

REGULAR UPDATES: Partner E-Bulletins include information on upcoming special events and activities, as well as general hospitality industry news. Visitor E-Newsletters promote special offers to visitors.

MAILING LABELS/PARTNER ROSTER: Send your message to fellow Bureau partners and local media. These names and addresses are available through the partner-only log-in on our website, and labels may be obtained for a nominal fee.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Tourism plays an enormous role in the area’s economy. You help to ensure economic vitality by being a partner!


ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR RESTAURANTS & UNIQUE VENUES



MEETING PLANNER CONNECTIONS: The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB works with meeting planners to help them coordinate conferences, meetings, and other events across the Peninsula. After we confirm a contract with a meeting planner, we provide them with assistance with venue selection for off-site dinners, dine-around, tourism information, Visitors Guides and other literature to distribute to event attendees.

BANQUET & TRANSPORTATION LEADS: We also distribute banquet and transportation leads of all sizes and types, from associations and both corporate and private groups. Partners have the opportunity to put together custom proposals to be sent directly to clients.

GROUP PACKAGES: Upon meeting planners’ requests, we also put together packages including information and promotions featuring our local dining and entertainment partners.

CUSTOMIZED RESTAURANT DIRECTORIES: We create and distribute directories containing maps, lists, and other information about our partner eateries and drinking establishments. These directories are customized as requested by meeting planners and others and are often distributed to hundreds of visitors at a time.

FAM TOURS: We conduct individual and group Familiarization or “FAM” Tours for meeting planners, media, and others. Partners are heavily featured on these tours, to maximize media exposure and potential patronage from tour groups.

EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS: Partners have the opportunity to be featured in our blog posts and editorials, as well as on our social media accounts and in our other promotional publications.

CONCIERGE/FRONT DESK EDUCATION: In addition to local business managers and meeting planners, we work very closely with local hotels, museums, visitors centers, and others, to keep visitors to the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley area in the know about the great dining and activity options that the Peninsula has to offer, providing information about all our partners to concierges and front desk teams.
 

QUESTIONS ABOUT PARTNERSHIP? CONTACT US TODAY!

Nova Maldonado Headshot Nova Maldonado
Community Outreach & Convention Services Manager
Email: nova@smccvb.com
Phone: 650-348-7600
Fax: 650-348-7687