What is a First Impressions Community Exchange?
The First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) provides an opportunity for communities to gain a fresh perspective on how they are seen through the eyes of first-time visitors. The program provides a structured opportunity for communities to learn about the first impressions they convey to visitors.
Volunteer teams from partnered exchange communities each conduct an unannouncecd visit and record their observations on a variety of topics such as community entrances, downtown amenities, services available in the community, and tourist attractions. The observations from the visit serve as the basis of a report back to that community. The report can assist decision makers with economic development planning.
To review our report, done by members of the Pembroke community, see the downloadable file below.