Circumerro Publishing’s Rendezvous traveler’s guide was featured in the June 20 issue of the Jackson Hole News&Guide Business Focus special section.
Want to find out the best place to eat outdoors or the perfect all-day family activity? Do what almost every tourist does: read Rendezvous, the traveler’s guide to Jackson Hole. Rendezvous, published annually by Circumerro Publishing, can be found in nearly every hotel room in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, Idaho.
This guest directory is Jackson Hole’s unofficial traveler’s guide and is the best place for visitors to find the broadest range of information on area activities, events, shopping, dining and more—no matter the season. Rendezvous provides readers with general information on getting to and around Jackson. There are sources listed to find out about current weather, road, and ski conditions, and stories about the history of the area and other general points of interest.
“Rendezvous gives visitors and anyone else new to the area an overview of what to do while experiencing Jackson Hole,” said Circumerro Publishing Director Chris Hansen. “From how to get here and get around once you are here, to history, to what to do, who can help you do it, and where to relax when you’re done, Rendezvous is the most comprehensive, well-rounded, free guide-book to the area.”
Found in area hotel rooms, condos and other places travelers rest, the book is designed to be read and browsed at your leisure. “The format of the book and the presentation of information in it is created for someone to sit down and read when they have the time to do that,” said Hansen.
In its 11th year, Rendezvous has come to be a publication hoteliers look forward to putting in their rooms. The book has been updated this year with a new design and a cleaner, more contemporary look. While much of the relevant information is similar from year-to-year, stories and photos are updated annually. “This year we reorganized and increased the editorial content of Rendezvous,” said Hansen. “We hope travelers find it easier to read and discern helpful information.”
Readers will find information about the national parks and wildlife and a detailed calendar of events. Stories highlight fun things to do in both the summer and winter seasons, as well as dinning, nightlife, art and culture. New special sections were added this year, including “Beauty and Wellness” and “Kids and Teens.”
Another added value in the book this year is that the distribution and content have been expanded to include Teton Valley, Idaho. “Because the area is growing so rapidly and becoming a more integrated part of a vacation in Jackson Hole, we’ve included information and business listings within Teton Valley, and the book is available in lodging facilities over there as well,” said Hansen.
Also new this year is the addition of the Rendezvous Pocket Guide, a smaller companion piece to Rendezvous. As its name suggests, this annual pocket-sized guide includes business listings and a map of the Town of Jackson. The map, sponsored by START Bus, locates bus stops to make getting around a breeze. Eighty thousand pieces were printed and are being distributed through hotels, at concierge desks, in brochure racks, rental cars and at the airport.
It was great to sneak in one last paragliding flight of High School Butte just before the snow covered the upper elevations. It was a perfect fall day and I got to soar with 5 other pilots for a good 45 minutes before the sun went down and we all had to land. With the loss of public access to the Legendary Aerial Tram at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort there will not be any Paragliding allowed in Teton Village this winter. That leaves Grand Targhee in Alta, WY as the only real option for lift service to allow pilots to get there fix over the next 6 months.
With snow in the mountains it is time to switch focus to winter sports. With the cold weather comes Hockey, Broomball, and Ski Season. Lets all hope we have another great snow year. Last year was the 2nd most snow fall in 40 years and the skiing was fantastic.
Steve Ankeny’s remarkable Gros Ventre North property has been chosen as Forbes Home of the Week.
Featured in Jackson Hole HomeReview and listed with Richard Lewis of Sotheby’s, the home is one of Jackson Hole’s most unique. It took 11 years to design and build, and with cratfmanship including grain-sequenced wood, custom-designed furniture, and “zero-impact” construction, ensuring the land around the home remained pristine by protecting it to within five feet of the building site, it’s a stellar property worthy of Forbes’ Home of the Week.
Naturally, Richard Lewis is excited about the placement. “This is great news,” said Lewis. “HomeReview has provided incredible exposure for my listings, producing very qualified prospective buyers.” Exceeding expectations is the goal.
“We know that getting national placement for our local agents’ properties is going above and beyond, and that’s exactly what our HomeReview team aims to do,” said Latham Jenkins, President of Circumerro and Publisher of HomeReview. “Forbes’ readers are HomeReview’s target audience—affluent baby-boomers buying lifestyle properties in great places to live—so this is the kind of exposure we’re going after on behalf of our advertisers.”
HomeReview targets affluent out-of-area buyers of lifestyle real estate in great places to live, including Jackson Hole, Charleston, and the greater South Carolina Lowcountry. Listings are featured on the HomeReview websites as well as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s real estate websites, and in a companion print guide.
Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Circumerro Incorporated is comprised of a Creative Group, a Publishing Group and a Stock Photography Agency. Together they provide best-in-class communications tools and service.
Circumerro Incorporated was once solely thought of as a travel and real estate guide publisher or as a cutting-edge design group or as a stock photography. Rarely was it thought of as a source of all three. Until Now.
With a recent move into the “little cabin” on the corner of Millward and Gill Avenue and the 10th anniversary of its inception, Circumerro Incorporated is reinventing itself, emphasizing that it specializes in more than just attractive and informative visitor and real estate guides. “We have really evolved,” said President Latham Jenkins. “Innovation comes to mind. We want to better communicate that the marketplace may utilize our three services.”
Circumerro prides itself on the ability to serve the unique needs of this mountain town and resort destination. The group publishes print guides and companion Web sites for select travel destinations around the country, including Jackson Hole Rendezvous and West Yellowstone Vacation Planner. Print guides feature beautiful imagery and are packed with helpful local information, including insider tips on where to dine, weather, geology and attractions. Web sites utilize the latest technology to make the experience visitor-friendly and memorable, including video, virtual tours and interactive maps.
The company also publishes real estate guides targeting resort markets. Jackson Hole HomeReview is one such product, focusing on an upscale audience and affluent buyers looking to invest in vacation, second-home or retirement properties. With HomeReview, available in a print edition and via the Internet, buyers can explore a range of options through one consolidated and independent source.
But that’s just part of the company’s core business. Its expertise in publishing led to the inception of Circumerro Creative Group, a full-service design studio that specializes in Web design, print brochures, branding and marketing. “There is a much stronger movement to the Web,” Jenkins said. “Sometimes a Web site can sell far better than print. We emphasize helping companies stand out in the marketplace, whatever the medium.”
As clients’ needs grew, Jenkins realized the need for photo stock to accompany products and allow Circumerro to serve clients entirely in-house. The stock collection includes images from local photographers, who Jenkins hopes will be marketed through the agency. We understand the product very well,” he said. “That helps ensure the client will find a great fit for their message versus hiring a company from a large city, which is a disconnect.
Printed on June 22nd, 2005 in the Jackson Hole News & Guide.