Helium Studio

Petersburg Area Tourism

The Petersburg Area Regional Tourism Corporation was founded in 2006 to promote one of Virginia’s most historic and diverse regions. The area itself has been attracting visitors for over 400 years.

What We Did

The goal of the project was to showcase the breadth of activities, attractions, and dining options that the area has to offer without being overwhelming for the user. We organized the content with intuitive labels and visual cues, designed the site with a focus on history, and installed a robust content management system to allow the client to easily add new events, blog posts, and other content. In addition adding a mobile responsive stylesheet, we built a companion mobile app with geolocation tools for a rich user experience.

Project Components

  • Front-end Design and Build
  • Mobile Responsive Breakdown
  • jQuery & Parallax Coding
  • Sideshow Galleries
  • Events Calendar
  • Blog Configuration
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Mobile App Creation



  • “We love the new site!  Another homerun!”

    - Campofrio Food Group America
  • “Applications are up 20% over this time last year and we have a large incoming class this fall. Many of them told us that the new website helped influence their decision to apply!”

    - Union Presbyterian Seminary
  • “The Helium team listened to my ideas and built on them. When they presented the initial site concepts to me, it was clear they understood our brand and our goals.”

    - Produce Source Partners