New Year Brings Excitement to MCVB

1 Jan
The MCVB's new website - a nice fresh look!

The MCVB’s new website – a nice fresh look!

As we wrap up 2012, the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking forward to an exciting 2013.

Our excitement actually started on Dec. 14 with an early Christmas gift – the launch of our new website! It can still be found at  www.VisitMcKinney.com, but the content and style are fresh, new and fabulous! And it’s mobile friendly. This was followed closely by a move to new offices just west of the historic downtown square over Christmas week. We’re all settled in now and hope you’ll come visit us.

Website

You’ll notice as you check out the new website, there are many positive changes such as photo galleries, enhanced calendar listings with photos, dining listings, a spot to host our blog (we’re deciding now whether to host it there or continue to host it here while accessing it from there). The calendar is so easy to use, too (remember our policy: the events must be open to the public and be held in McKinney) and you can now add photos to them easily. As before, the items then go to a holding screen where they await our approval, so please don’t expect them to appear immediately once you submit them. We check the approval page every day, so it won’t take long to show up on our website. Please do remember to include an email address or phone number so we can contact you should we have a question.

screen capture_Add an Event

Submitting an event is easier than ever!

Entering events that are recurring or occur over a period of time (week, month, etc.) are easier to enter than in the past, too. If you have any questions, please let us know! (The website was created by CivicPlus, a company the City of McKinney partnered with for their own website, then we followed suit, as did the airport and the McKinney Economic Development Corporation. CP specializes in municipal and tourism related site development.) We love it and know you will too.

New Location

The front entrance to our new offices - at the corner of Virginia and Wood.

The front entrance to our new offices – at the corner of Virginia and Wood.

Our new offices and Visitor Center are located at 200 W. Virginia, two doors east of The Pub and across the street from Ruggeri’s. We’re situated in such a great place – parking is plentiful and Mitchell Park, the site/starting point of so many city events, is a stone’s throw from our front door. We’re in the process of reordering the latest and greatest statewide literature for our visitors, but our McKinney brochures and maps are plentiful so please stop on by and see us. We have comfortable places to sit, a library of not only brochures but also wonderful books and photo albums featuring McKinney history, and maybe even some fresh-baked cookies or other treats!

Our hours are as they have always been, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but we will be announcing extended hours on certain weekends and even an occasional evening. (Watch for this information soon!)

Please have a SAFE and Happy New Year… and please come visit us. We’d love to see you!

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