Marketing the village has become the new mantra for Newcomerstown or so it seems.
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce President Pat Cadle said the village is trying to stay ahead of the curve by marketing its approximate 3,800-resident community to those looking to expand in the oil and gas industry.
"We need to keep our town in the mix," Cadle said.
He said as officials and those charged with promoting Newcomerstown, "We need to market Newcomerstown and show off all of its opportunities for other businesses and industries."
One way of achieving this is by having Newcomerstown's groups make a collective effort in working together on community-wide projects. Cadle said the village government, businesses and civic groups all need to work together.
"We're all involved in our own separate entity," he said. "Each one needs to know what the other one is doing."
In terms of staying ahead of the curve, Cadle said the oil and gas is a key to the continued development of Newcomerstown. With that, he said the Newcomerstown Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is playing an important role in keeping Newcomerstown's name in the limelight to attract oil and gas officials.
Along with the CIC, the Tuscarawas Oil and Gas Association (TOGA) is marketing three areas of Tuscarawas County for development with Newcomerstown being one of those prime locations in the county for future growth.
"We need industry in Newcomerstown," Cadle said. "It's what brings the revenue."
Cadle gives credit to this year being Newcomerstown's bicentennial to aide in the marketing tool for the village. Events are planned throughout the year to bring individuals to the village. For the bicentennial's kick-off on New Year's Eve, there were more than 700 participating in events downtown that evening.
"Newcomerstown is a good place to live, work and raise your children with a great education/school system," he said.
The Cy Young Park is a jewel in the community and Newcomerstown has one of the nicest libraries in the entire county, he said. He also said there are opportunities for children such as dance facilities and the Cy Young Youth League. There are many civic organizations to become involved with and a number of churches that will lead to personal growth.
"We're marketing ourselves as a good place to live," Cadle said.
He said officials are working to stay ahead of the curve and be at the forefront of additional development.
"Everyone is working together for a common case," Cadle said, and, "that's to promote Newcomerstown."