Thanks to all who ventured to dine at our local restaurants last month. The first-ever “Regional Restaurant Week” ran from June 7 through June 11 in the towns of Canton, Dedham, Norwood and Westwood. The initiative was made possible in part by a grant received from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) 2021 Regional Pilot program, geared toward helping small businesses recover from COVID.
22 restaurants participated and offered prix-fixe meals to entice diners back to the restaurants. There was lots of action on social media throughout the week to promote the event. We had 5,000 interactions on Facebook (an increase of 2,900%) and 150,000 impressions (an increase of 1,150%). Our website traffic increased 225% leading into Restaurant Week with nearly 90% of the page views going to the Restaurant Week page.
We have many people and groups to thank for making Restaurant Week happen. Our municipal partners in Canton, Dedham, Norwood and Westwood along with the Dedham Square Circle and the Friends of Norwood Center. Graphic design work by Amanda Deiratani, Deiratani Designs, web page development by Kerry Aglugub, KMA Web Design and social media promotion by Diana Bagas, LAUNCH Social Media.
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