GLBT$5OffTicketBig Gay Hudson has joined forces with Dutchess County and Ulster County Tourism to highlight the Mid-Hudson Valley as a getaway destination to more than 20,000 LGTBQ consumers at the upcoming GLBT EXPO at New York’s Javits Center on Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st.

BGHV, Dutchess, and Ulster County Tourism will be setting up a booth and distributing brochures to highlight the area’s attractions of LGBTQ interest.  The brochure will share coverage between both counties and has just 20 listings for each side of the river.  If you are a gay- or gay-friendly business in Dutchess or Ulster County that is interested in reaching out to weekend visitors to the Hudson Valley, the GLBT EXPO is the place to be, and BGHV is making it incredibly affordable to be included.

If you are interested in just visiting the show as a consumer, just print out the coupon within this post for $5 off the admission to the event. But, if you are a local business, have we got a deal for you.

A booth at this event typically costs thousands, and through this cooperative marketing effort your business can be included for just $150! Here’s all the details:

Partner costs: $150 each
Maximum: 20 Ulster County sites and 20 Dutchess County sites
First come, first served
Payment is due to BGHV by March 5, 2010.

Here is what your inclusion will provide you:
1. Listing on the BGHV/Dutchess/Ulster Tourism handout
2. Distribution of up to 200 of your brochures or postcards to be distributed by BGHV at the booth
3. Inclusion on BGHV post about the GLBT EXPO
4. All participants are encouraged to provide a prize as part of an “Enter to Win” promotion at the booth.
5. Enter-to-win giveaway participants receive leads from contacts collected at EXPO

To confirm your participation, please contact BGHV’s Stephan Hengst before Wednesday, February 24th via email at or by cell at 845.926.0652.  Once we hear from you, I will provide you with additional details about your listing, payment, and the best way to provide us with your promotional materials.

Thank you again for your consideration of this exciting marketing opportunity. We are really excited about the possibility of bringing more LGBTQ visitors to the Hudson Valley and we look forward to working with you on this project.

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at 845.926.0652.

With Big Gay Regards,