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Attracting Economic Development Opportunities to a Municipality


The Town of Poolesville is a small town in Maryland with a population of approximately 5,000 people. Wanting to place Poolesville on the map, the town hired Van Eperen to provide a variety of communications services in order to attract new businesses, developers, and residents.


Van Eperen developed a campaign to make the Town of Poolesville the ideal home for new developers and businesses. The team used a blend of marketing, graphic design, and public relations skills to not only draw attention to the town, but create unity through slogan development, brochures, videos, press releases, and event planning. In addition, Van Eperen worked to bring a grocery store to Poolesville through media placement in a grocery trade publication.


  • Drafted press releases and media advisories
  • Produced videos about town events
  • Reached a total press coverage of more than 23 million
  • Provided event support and press management at the Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Designed and wrote content for a Town of Poolesville brochure
  • Conducted research on local grocery stores and developed package to attract a large grocery store to the town
  • Conducted an online survey for a slogan contest and chose “Small Town Character. Down-home Charm”
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