WICHITA — Last year, Have You Heard? reported that Peterson Publications no longer would produce the Kansas Official Visitors Guide, much to the disappointment of the Topeka-based company’s president, Jeff Peterson.
Now, the company is no longer going to produce the Go Wichita visitors guide, but Peterson says that was his choice.
“We’re just reorganizing some of the things that we are doing here,” he says. “This was really strictly a business decision.”
Peterson says he hopes the convention and visitors bureau would hire a local company to do the work.
“With the Wichita guide, it really takes … going and seeing a lot of the smaller businesses there. We’re not right in Wichita, so it was quite a bit of travel for our sales manager.”
Peterson says it may have been different if the company still was producing the state guide.
Go Wichita has hired Arizona-based Madden Media, which also produces the state guide.
“They did excellent work with the state, so we included them in the opportunity to bid,” says Go Wichita spokesman James Williams.