With the start of the fall semester just around the corner, Texas State University and the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to provide free “Welcome Back Bobcats!” kits for local businesses.
The kits contain valuable information about marketing to Texas State students, including a poster, calendar of fall events and marketing tips.
“Texas State University enhances the quality of life in San Marcos in many ways. The campus contributes to the natural beauty of the city, and its presence as an academic center attracts students, visitors and industrial clients,” said Brian Bondy, president of the San Marcos chamber. “The university helps the local economy to grow and insulates it from severe economic impacts.”
Texas State students spend $166.8 million every year in Hays County, according to the latest economic impact study.
“The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Texas State Office of Community Relations to make students feel more welcome and a part of the San Marcos community,” he added. “Although they may not be permanent residents, students make significant contributions while they are here, through spending, volunteerism and as employees.”
The chamber believes that if students are made to feel more welcome in the community, they will take greater pride and responsibility as citizens during their tenure as residents.
Included in the free packet are an 11 X 17 color poster, calendar of major fall TxSt events to help with marketing planning, and other tips on showing “Bobcat Pride.”
The packets are sponsored through an annual collaboration between the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce and the Texas State University Office of Community Relations.
A limited number of packets are available at the chamber office. Kits are also available at the Office of Community Relations, Alumni House, or by emailing email@example.com or calling (512) 245-9645.
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