Public Notice: Brochure Sponsorship Opportunity

The Dudley Economic Development Committee has been in the process of producing a brochure on the Town of Dudley. Originally started in 2014, The brochure is nearing completion.

In an effort for full transparency, the Dudley EDC is reopening sponsorship opportunities for this brochure due to the length of time the brochure has been under development.

The Brochure is designed as a marketing piece to attract businesses and new residents to the Town of Dudley.
It will be a glossy piece, approximately 29″ x 16″, folded into 4 sections.
Printed on Front and Back.
It is anticipated that a minimum of 2,500 Brochures will be printed in the first run.
In addition, the brochure will be placed on the Town Website under the Economic Development Section.
Estimated Completion and Distribution Date: September 2017

There will be a “Sponsors” panel on the brochure.
Such sponsorship panel will be equally split in size, between all sponsors.
Eg: If there are 4 sponsors, each sponsor will be allocated 25% of the available space for their logo or ad.
If there are 5 sponsors, each sponsor will be allocated 20% of the available space.

Only a maximum of 8 sponsors will be accepted.
If all 8 sponsorships are sold, the minimum ad size will come in at approximately .75″ x 3″ (Best Estimate)

Since the original sponsors contributed $500 for each sponsorship, all remaining sponsorships will also have a cost of $500 for new sponsors.

Currently, the Brochure has 2 Sponsors.  The deadline for Sponsorship requests is end of day –  July 18, 2017.

If you would like to become a sponsor of this brochure, or talk to a member concerning the brochure, please fill out the below form…
Thank You

Dudley Economic Development Committee

Sample of Brochure Layout

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Exchange Zone is Live! – Think Safety

Have you ever wanted to buy or sell something online but did not want a stranger to come into your home?

Have you ever used Craigslist, EBay or an Online Dating Service and felt very uncomfortable walking into a stranger’s home?

The Town of Dudley has heard your concerns and has set up an “Exchange Area” located outside the Dudley Police Dept. in two parking spots and have also made the interior waiting area – an Online Exchange Area.

This exchange zone will allow Dudley residents and business owners, the ability to conduct their transactions in the parking lot or lobby areas of the Police Department under video surveillance.

Meeting someone for the first time?… what better place than the Police Station.

Although the Town of Dudley can never guarantee your safety, the Exchange area will reduce the odds of a transaction going bad. Well lit, law enforcement seconds away and the ability to ask an officer to run a serial number of an item to see if it is reported stolen. All of these little things will provide a greater level of security than conducting business in your home.

The designated areas are video-recorded 24 hours a day, however police encourage residents to conduct transactions during daylight hours. Those who plan to take advantage of the program should be aware that officers can only become involved in a transaction if criminal activity is reported. There will not be officers assigned to stand-by for these exchanges, but if anything criminal were to occur, a resident could walk into the lobby to make a report.

Meeting in the police department parking lot helps reduce any potential danger to the seller or the seller’s family and property.

While items cannot be stored at the police department or in the parking lot, if the item can be safely transported, the seller should consider conducting the transaction at that facility.

In addition, this is a good time to review “Safe Tips” for conducting business online thru ads and with strangers.

Additional tips for conducting a transaction with an unknown buyer include the following:
* If a person seems reluctant to meet at the Police Station exchange area, that should be treated as a Warning Sign that something is not right.
* Only accept cash for sale. Personal checks carry risk.
* Conduct sales during weekdays so banking or financial institutions can be contacted if there is a problem.
* Don’t go alone and trust your instincts.
* Tell a friend or family member where the transaction will take place.
* If possible, conduct your transaction during daylight.
* Large Cash Transactions, such as buying or selling a car, should be done at the Exchange area.
* Carry a cellphone.
* Never meet someone in a secluded area!

Buying and Selling can and should be a rewarding experience. Simple steps… such as meeting at the exchange area… can also make it Safer!

Good Selling!
Dudley Police Dept.
Dudley Board of Selectmen
Dudley Economic Development Committee