CLAREMONT – Claremont’s printing and apparel company The Ink Factory will launch its new website on Friday with an injection of community entertainment and cross-promotion with other local businesses.
Starting Friday at 9 a.m., visitors to The Ink Factory’s new website, inkfactoryclothing.com, will be invited to participate in a virtual scavenger hunt for the chance to win gift certificates at one of the restaurants in the downtown Claremont. Various icons are hidden in the new website. Five of these icons are food related and each corresponds to a specific Claremont restaurant. Two “bonus logos”, which have not yet been identified, will win a prize for a clothing product. These bonus logos aren’t food related and should “really” be easy to find, according to The Ink Factory staff.
The first person to spot an icon, click on it, and follow the instructions provided will win that gift certificate or prize.
“We updated our website over the past couple of months and thought the launch would attract more traffic and favor other businesses by making it a fun Easter egg hunt,” said Avery Osgood, an associate. in graphic design and marketing for The Ink Factory.
The hidden culinary icons are: a taco, featuring Rocky’s Taqueria, located at 26 Opera House Square; a margarita glass, representing Revolution Cantina, located at 38, place de l’Opéra; a slice of pizza, representing Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza, located at 71 Broad St .; a sandwich, representing The Barn Cafe, located at 39 Main Street; and a plate of spaghetti, representing Tremont House of Pizza, located at 134 Pleasant Street.
“We have partners across the region and love the opportunities to promote them and ourselves,” said Jeff Barrett, owner of The Ink Factory.
Entrants can check The Ink Factory’s Facebook page throughout the day to find out what prizes have been claimed.
Osgood said the new website includes the new company logo, a more transparent and user-friendly design, and new photos and galleries.
The New Year continues to be busy and exciting for Jeff and Sarah Barrett, who own The Ink Factory as well as Awesome Sauce, which makes the popular VegetaBalls Pesto. In addition to the ongoing renovation of the former Junior Sports League (JSL) building at 45 School Street for the future home of their expanding business operations, the Barretts are hosting a second annual Claremont Cleanup Day, which The Barretts are hosting Ink Factory organized last time. Spring with the Claremont Department of Public Works and Red River Inc. The event invites Claremont families, residents and stakeholders to come out of their homes and participate in a community-wide garbage cleanup of neighborhoods, neighborhoods, city parks and trails.
This year’s Claremont Clean-Up Day is scheduled for May 7, according to Barrett, who added that there will soon be a full informational post on the upcoming event, which invites families, residents and Claremont stakeholders to participate in a community-wide garbage cleanup. -up of neighborhoods, parks and city trails.
Barrett said renovations to the JSL building were progressing “surprisingly well” and were about 40% complete.
“We luckily don’t have any fires under us to move in, but I would love to see Awesome Sauce move in by the end of May and The Ink Factory by July 4,” Barrett said, adding that the end of the move d ‘here September is the main goal.
The 45 School Street building has 117,000 square feet and a spacious gymnasium, which will allow the Barrett’s to consolidate all of their business activities, including a vehicle garage, in one location.