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Letter to the Editor: Downtown Waterfront Alliance wants to know what you think

Posted on August 15th, 2023 By: Carrianne Ekberg

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is the voice and ears for the merchants and restaurants for our downtown waterfront.  We ask that you take a very quick survey in order for us to determine your shopping and dining preferences as residents and visitors.  It will help us shape the future of our downtown.

Lots of great detailed info is below and here is the link:

Gig Harbor Downtown WaterfrontVisitor/Guest Survey (research.net)

Why it’s important

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes the delightful influx of visitors to Gig Harbor’s charming downtown waterfront. This vibrant community has always been a destination of choice for those seeking scenic beauty, local shops, delectable cuisine, and unforgettable experiences. To ensure that we continue to enhance the Gig Harbor experience for both residents and tourists alike, the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is conducting its annual Summer Visitor Survey through Labor Day Weekend. Here’s why this survey is vital and why your participation matters.

Understanding visitor needs

By participating in the survey, you’re helping us gain valuable insights into the preferences and needs of our visitors. Whether it’s finding the right mix of shops, improving pedestrian accessibility, enhancing waterfront activities, or supporting local businesses, your feedback guides our efforts to make Gig Harbor a better place for everyone.

Shaping the future

The data collected from the survey informs the Alliance’s strategic planning. Your input helps us identify trends, assess the effectiveness of past initiatives, and plan for future development. With your help, we can ensure that Gig Harbor remains a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive community that preserves its unique character.

Foster community engagement

Participation in the survey fosters a sense of community involvement. It’s a way for you to have a direct impact on the development and growth of Gig Harbor. When we all come together to share our thoughts and ideas, we strengthen the bonds that make Gig Harbor a special place for residents and visitors alike.

A chance to win

As a small token of appreciation for your valuable input, after completing the survey you can opt-in to win a $250 Visa gift card (that we hope you’ll spend on your next trip to downtown Gig Harbor). It’s a win-win situation where you get the opportunity to voice your opinions and potentially receive something in return.

How to participate

Participating in the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance Summer Visitor Survey is easy. Look out for survey posters at downtown businesses near registers or in storefront windows. You can also access the survey by clicking here: Gig Harbor Downtown WaterfrontVisitor/Guest Survey (research.net). We also encourage local residents who have recently had friends or family visit from out of town, to send the link to them as well. Every voice matters, and your contribution helps shape the future of our beautiful community.

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance Summer Visitor Survey is a powerful tool for understanding, shaping, and improving our beloved waterfront community. Your participation is not only valuable but also essential. Let’s work together to make Gig Harbor an even more vibrant and wonderful place for everyone to enjoy.

Carrianne Ekberg

Executive Director

Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance

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