Big Things Small Town Memberships:
We are kicking off our fourth year of BTST Memberships with optimism that we are going to have a strong tourism year. We are excited to already see visitors and locals coming back to our shops, businesses, the big attractions, and the unique experiences that Clark County has to offer.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our local business owners for the time, talent, energy, and money that YOU have invested in Casey. You know that it takes determination and perseverance to run a business in a small town, especially after last year with COVID-19. We understand that your place of business may not be directly impacted by the popularity of the attractions located in our community. However, we are asking that you consider becoming a supporter of “Big Things Small Town” through a BTST membership.
We have come a long way since 2012 when Casey’s first World Record was set. With 12 active world’s largest attractions, 2 former world’s Largest attractions and 19+ big attractions, we offer locals and visitors a unique, family-friendly activity that is FREE. With more attractions, our guests visit a little longer and have more opportunity to visit our shops and eateries.
Since 2012, we have had annual billboard and advertising contracts. Additionally, we have printing cost for maps, rack cards and brochures and signage cost. With these programs combined we easily spend $15,000 per year. The funds generated through your membership will help to pay for the rising cost of the promotional materials and advertisement opportunities.
We have a BIG social media footprint. We are actively on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and many tourism sites/apps. Our Facebook page is followed by more than 13,000 people. We have had post organically reach up to 80,000 people due to the high number of engagements and shares!
Our list of local and world-wide media coverage continues to grow, too. Casey’s attractions have been featured in several TV and radio segments and has appeared in many print and digital media. In 2021, Jim Bolin was interviewed for AAA Explorer Magazine, Guideposts, Bar Stool Sports and featured on the TV show Small Town Big Deal.
This year we are offering three membership programs. Two of the programs are for retailers; one membership for retailers that plan to sell tourism products and one for businesses that simply want to show their support and help make a positive impact on their community. The third membership program is for organizations or individuals that are excited to help, too.
If you would like to be a member, click here for the membership form. Membership fees are due June 1, 2021. The membership year is from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. You can drop your membership fees off at the City Hall. Please make sure to note that it is for BTST membership and to go to Bailey Maulding. Or you can mail the fees to:
Big Things Small Town Committee
PO Box 162
Casey, IL 62420
*Make checks payable to: Casey Industries, Inc and put BTST membership in the memo line