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Chesterfield Businesses Needed To \Tweet Up\ The Town

Chesterfield's iconic Crooked SpireChesterfield’s residents and businesses called to talk up the town for national Retweet for Towns Day on Twitter. Chesterfield’s very own marketing campaign, Destination Chesterfield, is asking local residents and businesses to talk-up their town on Twitter and tell the world what’s great about it on Thursday 21 March as part of national Retweet for Towns Day.

Last year 130 towns and cities across the UK took part in the inaugural Retweet for Towns Day. This year, Destination Chesterfield wants to get the town trending on Twitter and is calling on people to tweet what they love about Chesterfield, whether it’s living, working or shopping here, the town’s nightlife, football team or even our iconic crooked spire.

To get involved on the day simply tweet why you like Chesterfield, making sure you include the hashtags #rt4towns and #chesterfield in your tweets.

During the day there will be spot prizes given away, donated by Chesterfield Champions, celebrating the top Tweets. Prizes include tickets to a Chesterfield FC game, a signed football, a meal at Calabria, a beautiful Patchwork cup from ceramicist Clare Gage, a hamper from Northern Tea Merchants, and Cricket Festival and theatre tickets

Dominic Stevens, Manager of Destination Chesterfield, said: “Chesterfield has quite a Twitter following – there are more than 14,000 followers alone between Chesterfield FC, Chesterfield College and Destination Chesterfield. Retweet for Towns Day is a great opportunity to bring everybody together to promote all that is great about where we live and work.

“Together we can put Chesterfield on the map for all the right reasons and encourage companies from outside the area to invest here and bring jobs with them.”

The Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) is also supporting Retweet for Towns Day and is recommending that all members take advantage of the no cost, feel good day of promotion for towns and cities.

Shanaaz Carroll of ATCM said “We are pleased to be involved in #rt4towns again this year as not enough is said about what is good about our towns and cities. Supporting the initiative via social media is an excellent way to bring some positivity back.”

During the day, and afterwards, all positive tweets, using the rt4towns and #chesterfield hashtags will be hosted on Destination Chesterfield’s website as a permanent reminder of everything that is good about the town.

Visit http://www.chesterfield.co.uk/rt4towns to find out more about Retweet for Towns Day and the prizes which will be given away on the day.

Follow Destination Chesterfield on Twitter @chesterfieldUK