Harwich 2018 5K Road Race


Harwich, Cape Cod  Road Race 2018 Presented with Koko FitClub Cape Cod

Mark your Calendars The Harwich 5K Road Race, which will take place on Saturday, June 23rd!
More Information is coming soon….

For more information contact the Harwich Chamber of Commerce 508-430-1165.

 

12 Days of Christmas and Celebrating Harwich

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas and Celebrating Harwich
During this Holiday Season check out some of our members..

Art from the Heart– Chris Banks a Cape Cod Artist inspired by the Cape’s landscape and florals
Artisanal Being– A selection designed to support your happiness and well being
Brenda Weeks Travel-Brenda is a certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse-Cozy Tuscan themed restaurant offering a sophisticated twist
Cape Cod Beach Chair Co.- A Great gift anytime of the year!  A must see destination -check out the Holiday Lights Display a not to miss..
Cape Cod Lavender Farm- Family owned for 12 years, a place of serene beauty & healthy living. Enjoy a peaceful escape from the enchanted garden to the fields of lavender.  
Cape Sea Grille – New Open Year Round Thurs-Sunday 5-9pm
Closed Dec 17-28th  Check out the New Year’s Eve Info
Chatham Window Washing Introducing New Ultra Pure Water WIndows Cleaning System
Cranberry Liquors of Harwich Port  Fine Wine,Craft Beer, Premium Liquor, Cigars. 
Cross Rip Gallery Represents emerging and established artists in abstract, figurative works with sculpture, painting, photography. Expect the unexpected
Evensong Ministries – Offer retreats at your church. Reiki Treatments and trainings.
GLUED Get Social, Get Crafty, Get Glued….If you like Pinterist and DIY Crafts and Fun Come by..
Guild of Harwich Artists  Artists interested in visual art and encouraging artists
Hairworx Where the Magic happens in East Harwich
Hinckley Home Center Offers anything one needs to decorate, restore, rebuild or construct
Koko Fit Club of Cape Cod  Putting fun back into Fitness
L’Alouette by Christian Enjoy fine creations by renowned Cape Cod Chef Christian Schultz Serving Dinner Five Nights
Lutz Art Gallery Located on Route 28 in the Heart of Harwich Port
Masjah Center Fitness & Healing Arts Space Classes & Events- yoga and ZUMBA and More..
Monahan & Co. Fine Jewelers Celebrated 200 years in business. Sense of nostalgia It’s a treasure..
Monomoy Horse & Dog Family Owned Pet Friendly Special equestrian and dog boutique
Outer Cape Health Services Full range of healthcare- promoting health and well being of all who live in our community
Port Framing Gallery– Cape Cod & Harwich’s Neighborhood Framing gallery
Port-O-Call Gift House-Landmark for 61 Years- Colonial, Yankee & Kringle Candles
Wampum, Dune, Cape Cod Colors Jewelry &  New trendy Hot Chocolate on a stick
Portside Liquors Fine Wines, Specialty Spirits Microbrews in East Harwich
Potted Geranium Discover exceptional gifts-fine crafts collectible folk art & delightful home accessories
Rec-i-proc-i-ty- Newest Artisans Gallery in Harwich Port on Cross Street don’t miss this collection
RMS, Inc. Residential Mortgage Services, Inc. Helping Homeowners reach their home financing needs
RPM Carpets & Floor Coverings Full Service Floor Covering Center
Sativa Gifts for your Body, Home and Spirit
Shorebirds Interiors Relaxed yet sophisticated interior design inspired by the Cape environment
Snow Goose Harwich Port Unique products inspired by Cape Cod- You can bring a piece of Cape Cod home with you
Solis Give the Gift they Really Want…
Stonewood Products Outdoor Living Supplies- Plank Flooring, Reclaimed Beans and Stone Fire Pits
Terry’s TV & Appliances Let our experts help you select your Appliance “Dream Package”
The Grey House Upscale Designs for you, your home, gifts, furniture and clothing
The Nines Art Gallery Newest Art Gallery in Harwich Port
The Royal at Harwich Village Join us for a Cozy Winter Respite Stay
William Raveis Real Estate Escape the Everyday
Wingate at Harwich Lifestyle Choices-Specialized Care
Winstead Inn and Beach Resort Elegance in town Check out the 2018 Specials

 

 

 

Harwich Community Branding Project

HARWICH, MASSACHUSETTS
BRANDING PROJECT OVERVIEW

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT A BRAND?

brooksIt’s just a logo, right? Nope. A slogan? Not really. A brand is far more than either of those. And everyone, every product, and every community has a brand. A brand is Harwich’s competitive identity – not just what WE here locally think, but what others think about the Harwich experience.  Branding is what we do to affect and manage the conversations that people are already having about Harwich. An honest, relevant, clearly and cleverly articulated brand can elevate the regard that residents, visitors, and business prospects have for our town.

BP52A brand is not created; it is discovered within the spirit of a place. It comes from the history, the culture, the geography and the society of the place – as such it is an accurate reflection of the genius and the will of the people. Using qualitative and quantitative research tools, we will attain a thorough understanding of Harwich’s values, assets and priorities, which can then be articulated as our area’s “brand.”

Our goal is to produce a cohesive message and consistent feel with elements and tools that can be easily incorporated for use by businesses, government, residents, tourism, and community groups. We are seeking a brand that not only preserves our unique identity of the past, but looks towards our future. An effective integrated brand contributes to a stronger economic base, higher property values, diverse and sustainable employers, visitor attraction, and citizen retention.

MusicInThePort1WHO IS LEADING THIS PROJECT?

The Harwich Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Harwich are partnering with North Star Destination Strategies – based in Nashville, TN, a national leader in community branding. Learn more about North Star and review case studies from other communities who have highly prized their expertise and objectivity at www.northstarideas.com.

BP06WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

We will be distributing surveys throughout the community within the next few weeks and are hoping to get as much feedback as possible from the community.  We have also reached out to neighboring communities, second homeowners, business owners and vacationers as well as prospective homeowners, business owners and vacationers.  Over the next couple of months we will continue to collect information from a variety of sources and comprise a brand identity package.

weltimagecolor-2This package will include reports on:
o Overall awareness and perceptions of Harwich
o Overall awareness and perceptions of the competition
o Consumer visitation patterns to Harwich
o Attitudes regarding Harwich’s strengths and weaknesses
o Consumer opinions regarding what needs to added or taken away
o Changes in consumer perceptions of Harwich after visiting
o Patterns of visitation activities associated with primary purpose of visitation
o Competitive Perception Review
o Competitive Positioning Review
o Consumer Mapping
o Brand Monitoring
o Top Business Prospecting

BRANDING COMMITTEE

The Harwich Brand Committee is coordinated through the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and is co-chaired by Virginia Hewitt of Brooks Free Library and Peggy Garrahan of Cape Destinations.  For more information or to help out on the branding project please contact the Harwich Chamber of Commerce.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Contact Jeremy Gingras with the Harwich Chamber of Commerce at 508.432.7166 or jeremy@harwichcc.com for more information.