Here is the text of a letter I sent to members of the Chamber of Commerce today.
Dear Members of the Chamber of Commerce,
As you may have seen on our blog or in the media, the personal finance blog WalletHub named Melrose one of the best small cities in the country–#2 in the state and #26 in the nation. We scored in the 98th percentile, based on five different measurements.
This has brought us some additional attention: The TV show Chronicle will be filming an episode about Melrose on Friday and Monday. If you see cameras around town on those days, that’s probably why.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do for Melrose. Our city has been recognized in a number of national forums over the past few years, including Realtor.com’s designation as the hottest real estate market in the country. By choosing to have your businesses here, and by contributing in so many ways to our community, you have all made Melrose the vibrant city it is today. Thank you for being a part of our civic life!