Resort Communications Group (RCG), the event marketing agency that manages such events as the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival and the Whistler Winterstart festival, announced this week it has merging with Velocitymedia Ltd. Velocitymedia is a Whistler-based multi-media design firm providing expertise in Web site design, hosting, marketing and promotion. Velocitymedia has quickly risen to prominence in Whistler through the ingenuity of local entrepreneurs Duane Hepditch and Craig Jenkins. The company has established itself in the marketplace by providing its services to such clients as the RMOW, Whistler Premier Accommodations, the Whistler Housing Authority, Whistler-Blackcomb and Pique Newsmagazine. The merger with Velocitymedia significantly expands RCG’s current scope of expertise and establishes the company as one of Whistler’s largest marketing and creative agencies. "Velocity brings tremendous breadth to RCG," says Doug Perry, managing director of RCG. "RCG can now offer a complete range of marketing and communication services to clients both locally and nationally. We are proud to have Velocity as part of the RCG team." Velocitymedia creative partner Duane Hepditch agrees: "Our merger with RCG allows us to draw upon a much larger resource of creativity and marketing strengths. These added strengths allow us to concentrate on our core local clients while at the same time develop new relationships with many of RCG’s current corporate partners." The merger also accelerates the development of Velocitymedia’s flagship product, www.gotowhistler.com. This web portal provides computer users with 53 pages of information on local businesses, events and activities, fresh editorial content, video streaming and on-line reservation booking for 30 Whistler hotels.