The City of Bellevue, Ohio is our featured CloseBy® Text Marketing customer for the month of February! We spoke with the city’s Administrative Secretary, Vicky, about the positive impact CloseBy® creates in the community and how city officials use their text program to keep residents informed.

When asked what the biggest reason for signing up was, Vicky shared, “Since we are municipality, we were interested in having a better form of communication with residents and business owners of the City of Bellevue. Prior to having CloseBy® Text Marketing, we heavily relied on emails, Facebook posts, and website posts and updates. All of these were very ineffective in reaching residents when you have time-sensitive information to get to them!”

CloseBy® Text Marketing creates a direct line of communication between the city and community members to share announcements in real time, right where residents are looking. This convenient form of communication has been a big hit with the community! Vicky says, “We have a lot of residents that will thank us at meetings and when they come into our offices for having the program! They love that the city’s text program gives them everything they need to feel more aware and involved in the community. They never miss events, road closures, etc.”

The City of Bellevue signed up for CloseBy® Text Marketing in December of 2012 and their list has grown to 787 subscribers – that’s nearly 10% of the city’s population! Vicky works closely with her Text Account Manager, Amanda, to create text messages that promote community involvement and keep their residents informed. We’re proud to work with the City of Bellevue and are looking forward to seeing their continued success with CloseBy® Text Marketing!

Here are a few of the messages the City of Bellevue, OH, sends to their residents:

  • Snow Ban (No Parking On The Street) til Saturday! Check on Neighbors + ask them to join the City’s Text Club! Text: BELLEVUE to: 419-258-8800
  • City of Bellevue offices will be closed on Monday January 17th for MLK Jr Day. Share this text with neighbors! Text: BELLEVUE to: 419-258-8800
  • DriveThru test kits for Coronavirus will be given out on 12/29 9am-10:30am at Rec Center by Huron County Health Dept.City offices closed 12/31
  • Historical Society Garage Sale at the former Sports Hut 5/13 til 5pm & Sat 5/14 9am-3pm! 5/15 2-4pm Dr Philip Stahl, BHS Grad & NASA Physicist speaks at Bellevue Elementary Cafetorium! Compost OPEN today till 6pm, Sat 8am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm with Dumpsters Sat & Sun!