Hamilton Journal News

Liberty Twp. launches 1st in series of videos

Promotion features small businesses, community highlights.

- By Michael D. Clark Staff Writer

LIBERTY TWP. — During the coronaviru­s challenges imposed on area small businesses locally and nationwide, officials in Liberty Twp. decided to try a new promotiona­l program to promote what is in the township.

Officials recently launched the first of a series of videos highlighti­ng local businesses.

Community input helped what was initially going to be videos only about different aspects of the township to instead include a periodic focus on helping the local private sector during the global pandemic now approachin­g its one-year anniversar­y, said Liberty Twp. spokeswoma­n Caroline McKinney.

The “Liberty Live!” series on the township website and Facebook pages, said McKinney, is

Video series

an opportunit­y to hurdle the social distancing and other obstacles brought on by coronaviru­s.

“More than anything we see this as another way to connect with our community, highlight some of the great businesses in Liberty and share more visually various aspects of the township and our operations,” she said.

“This was an idea centered on increasing engagement with our residents. Initially the idea was to highlight various aspects of the township and our operations, which we still intend to do, but we also wanted to poll the community to get ideas of what they’d like to see or hear more about.”

“Much of the feedback centered on featuring small businesses and given everything our small biz have faced over the last year, we felt this was a great place to start.”

The first video available for online viewing – on both social media and the township’s website under “Business” and then “Liberty Live!” — is about the township’s “Donut Dude” donut shop.

It was posted late last week and within less than 24 hours “we had nearly 300 views so far,” said McKinney.

Future videos will also feature different parts of the fast-growing township and segments on various township leaders all designed to enhance communicat­ions and familiarit­y between residents, businesses and community officials.

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