Schlock Report: P.G. Business Improvement District Website

Creation Date of September 9, 2011 by a local it seems.

Took this screen grab on January 14, 2014 after seeing the link somewhere. Above the fold is OK. Postcard view of the beach at dusk. Not necessary downtown or teaming with business but one of the top draws to P.G.

Below the fold – better than average schlock when the proofreader has the night off:
PG BID Loremipsum

Event Calendar. Not much happening this month.
PG BID Events

Well, what about next month? When is Feast Of Lanterns?

Move on, nothing to see there. Not much either on the business listings page. Though I think that is does provide a summary of the downtown businesses in 12 lines.

Perhaps that dead link to Member Log In prevents anyone from putting content on that listings page

Activities and Things To Do. Six activities and seven things to do there. 2 of the things to do are actually in P.G.

That link to Photos next to the tiny Monarch goes nowhere.

The over-produced and failure at content kind of mirrors the whole effort of promoting Pacific Grove as a worthy destination full of fun and excitement. A big 8 out of 10 on the schlock meter.

Schlock Report: P.G. Business Improvement District Website

Web Tool To Bring More Art Galleries To P.G.

4 years after the search for less schlock we now have this one.

Open Counter

Kurt Overmeyer, city economic development manager, said the tool helps people scope out business opportunities and has a wealth of information about policies and programs.

OpenCounter brings “easy online experience — and cost advantages — to City Hall,” a city press release said.

Other Anti-Schlock Cyber-P.G. sites:

Mr Overmeyers’s own – some kind of business community workshop schlock with documents to download that will choke a DSL connection.

The Pacific Grove Mobile app, featuring a tool to snitch on people feeding sea gulls.

Moe’s Chamber Of Commerce where every failed enterprise was once “the best thing to happen to P.G.”

Pacific Grove Business Improvement District a site that appears to be perpetually under construction.

The Wine Walk With Art (url now dead, available at Go Daddy!) where wining gallery owners discussed the business with little knowledge that it was view able by the public.

Web Tool To Bring More Art Galleries To P.G.