Mecosta County Visitors Bureau UnveilsNew Logo and BrandingThe Mecosta County Visitors Bureau is excited to announce their new branding and marketing strategy along with a new logo.“I can’t think of a better time for us to roll out a new logo and branding strategy than now,” stated Connie Koepke – Executive Director of the Mecosta County Visitors Bureau. “We have all endured some rather unprecedented times these past few months and it is exciting to see our community, along with our local businesses, re-opening and re-engaging with one another.”“As we all move forward, while still adhering to safe practices, getting the word out about our amazing community is more vital than ever. The Mecosta County Visitors Bureau is strategically working on many ideas to promote the tourism industry here in Mecosta County.”Koepke noted, “During our design process we wanted to ensure that we were promoting the county as a whole. We also took into consideration that when guests are looking at areas to travel they do not search by the county name but by the largest town or city in the area. This is how we came up with the Big Rapids Region concept. Next came the question, once we get travelers to the area what do we want them to do? Easy, we want them to Explore all that we have to offer. Putting the two ideas together then created our Explore the Big Rapids Region logo and marketing brand.”The Mecosta County Visitors Bureau is also in the process of redesigning their website for not only a fresh new look but will also include many new options, resources and informational material. Completion of the new Explore the Big Rapids Region website is expected in the next few months.For information on Exploring the Big Rapids Region, things to do and local happenings, you can contact the Mecosta County Visitors Bureau either online at BigRapids.org, calling them directly at 231.79.7640 or 1.888.229.4fun and as of Monday, June 8th, you can stop in their office as well as the Mecosta County Welcome Center Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, with social distancing protocols in place.EventsWe are excited to announce that Pocket Park is finally back!! The Park will be set up to follow the social distancing guidelines. For those who would like to watch virtually, we will do a Facebook live of the event here on our page.Tis the Summer season and with good weather comes good food. There are a variety of farmers markets opened throughout Mecosta County. For more information, click the picture.If you have any questions or need to reserve a fresh lunch for your child/children please contact our office at 231-629-8140.Mobile Food Pantry will be a drive through limited to the first 200 families. We ask that you stay in your vehicle and a bundle will be brought to you. For more information or if you have any questions 231-408-2940.Explore the Outdoors.Take this opportunity to get out and Explore Mother Nature’s Play Ground in beautiful Mecosta County.Hit the trails either on foot or bike. Visit here for details on the numerous trails throughout the county.Also visit our fishing page where you can purchase your fishing license online.Picture: a section of the Riverwalk near the Muskegon River.Enjoy these community tours from the comfort of your car or while following social distancing guidelines.Experience the wonderfully unique & traditional creations among the beautiful Michigan landscape.A collection of Bulldogs scattered throughout Big Rapids thanks to Leadership Mecosta.A collection of art pieces created and produced by Ferris State's own Robert Barnum.*outdoor exhibits onlyPack a lunch or pick a meal from one of our great area restaurants providing delivery and or curbside service and spend the day at one our city or county parks. They are still open to public and can be a great break from the internet, TV and social media. We have links these to these as well on our website at BigRapids.org.