GR interactive welcome center ‘GoSite’ launching


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new project designed to help people find fun things to do around downtown Grand Rapids is about to be launched.

The interactive welcome center known as GoSite is opening on Thursday inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Monroe Center. GoSite has information on all kinds of things happening downtown and places to visit whether you enjoy music, history, art, food, wine or kid-friendly activities.gosite welcome center2 073114

“Over the past year, we’ve seen the Downtown community grow in terms of residents, guests, and the events that bring them together,” said Kristopher Larson, President and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. “It is important for DGRI to help to share information related to these new activities and interests with people who come to the GoSite looking to engage with the Downtown.”

Organizers are hoping guests will try out some of the digital and social media features planned for the GoSite, including a personalized tour itinerary and video hosts providing weekly tips and best bets.

A certified tourism ambassador will also be on hand to help visitors explore the features and answer questions about the GoSite services.

The GoSite Pop-up introductory site will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Thursday through mid-September.

“There’s a wonderful welcoming spirit here in Grand Rapids, but there was no place for people to come together,” said Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO at GRAM. “We want to be a portal, a welcome sight to rethink what a visitors bureau is…and understand how great the city is.”

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Online: GoSite at Grand Rapids Art Museum

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