New Mobile App Rewards Exploration of Sky Valley in Northwest Washington State

Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce Launches Sky Valley Insider to Reward Visitors and Residents for Exploring and Shopping along HWY 2, from Monroe to Skykomish, WA


          

Sky Valley Insider

Sultan, WA – May 31, 2018 – Today, the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce launched the free Sky Valley Insider mobile app, which rewards users for visiting unique points of interest throughout Sky Valley, which includes the towns of Skykomish, Baring, Grotto, Index, Gold Bar, Startup, Sultan and Monroe, WA. Once people use the app to collect points at various destinations, they can redeem those points for rewards at area businesses. Sky Valley Insider was created using the 468 Insider platform from 468 Communications.

“The Sky Valley has adventures for every season and for every type of travel,” said Debbie Copple, Executive Director of the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce. “As if the natural splendor weren’t enough, The Sky Valley Insider app will reward both visitors and residents for exploring the valley and shopping at local businesses within our communities.”

Sky Valley Insider is both a wayfinding tool and a gamified way to reward people for shopping locally. The app’s Explore button takes users to the map of Sky Valley, which has pins indicating the location of the area’s unique points of interest, from heritage sites to places for outdoor recreation.  Clicking on each pin on the map gives more information about that place. Locations are assigned a point value. Pushing the “Collect Points” button while physically visiting a location will add the location’s points to a user’s point total.

Points accumulated with the Sky Valley Insider app can be redeemed for goods or services at any of the Rewards locations listed in the app.

The Sky Valley Insider app is available now as a free download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Local businesses interested in offering a reward to increase traffic to their place of business should contact Debbie Copple at debbie@skyvalleyvic.net.

 

About Sky Valley
Sky Valley Washington refers to the towns and valley between Monroe and Skykomish, Washington, where the Skykomish River flows west through its valley and converges with the Snoqualmie River to make the Snohomish River. The towns from east to west include Skykomish, Baring, Grotto, Index, Gold Bar, Startup, Sultan and Monroe. The valley communities were founded in the mid-19th century by homesteaders whose livelihoods included logging, mining, farming, and in the late 1890s, the Great Northern Railway.

 

About 468 Insider
Available from 468 Communications, 468 Insider is a customizable mobile app that drives visitor engagement and commerce for communities by rewarding users for visiting places. Communities can easily customize the look and feel, locations and content in their own, branded apps. An online control panel provides valuable data including the popularity of individual destinations, periods of peak activity, and what part of the world visitors are from. For more information contact Tim Fry at (206) 660-4321 or visit www.468insider.com.

 

Contact: Debbie Copple | (425) 238-2651 | debbie@skyvalleyvic.net