CDDC Email Newsletter Guidelines

The CDDC weekly e-newsletter has become a powerful tool for publicizing news and events related to Historic Downtown Concord. The following guidelines explain the content of the newsletter and deadlines associated with content when items are generated by individuals other than the CDDC staff.
 

Articles

Articles regarding events organized by either a non-profit organization or the private business community will appear one time for the following:

  • An activity taking place in the MSD that is organized by a non-profit organization headquartered within the boundaries of the Municipal Service District (MSD). The non-profit organization is responsible for submitting information regarding the event to the CDDC staff a minimum of two weeks prior to the date the article is to appear in the newsletter. CDDC staff has the right to edit the article for space.
  • An activity taking place within the MSD that is organized by a non-profit organization headquartered outside the boundaries of the MSD. The non-profit organization is responsible for submitting information regarding the event to the CDDC staff a minimum of two weeks prior to the date the article is to appear in the newsletter. CDDC staff has the right to edit the article for space.
  • An event or promotion organized by a private business or businesses located within the MSD that involves five or more businesses also located within the MSD. The article must be submitted to the CDDC in writing a minimum of two weeks prior to the date the article is to appear in the newsletter. CDDC staff has the right to edit the article for space.

 
The above information will also be included in the listing of events, presently on the right-hand side of the page, each week leading up to the event.

Articles regarding the following will appear in the e-newsletter one time:

  • Announcement about a new business opening in the MSD
  • Ribbon cutting or official grand opening of a new business in the MSD
  • Significant physical improvements made to private property
  • Results of projects that have utilized one of the CDDC’s grant programs

 

In the Businesses Tab

The In the Businesses tab was developed to give the Downtown Concord business community an opportunity to utilize the newsletter to advertise events, special offers, and promotions taking place within their own business. The In the Businesses Tab changes the first week of the month, both on the CDDC website, and at the bottom of the weekly e-newsletter. Businesses must submit their information in a format that can be “cut and pasted” by the 20th of the month preceding the month they wish to be included in the In the Businesses tab.
 

Listings of Events (currently the right-hand side of the e-newsletter)

Events taking place within the MSD boundary or one-block beyond the MSD boundary by a non-profit organization will be listed up to the week of the event for the following:

  • Galleries
  • Theatres
  • Libraries
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Museums

 

It is the responsibility of the organization conducting the event to submit to the CDDC staff in writing information pertaining to the event. Information must be to the CDDC staff four weeks prior to the date of the event.