NEWS RELEASE

 

November 16, 2009

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433

 

MERIDIAN LAUNCHES NEW TOOL TO PROMOTE LOCAL BUSINESS

 

Meridian, ID – (November 16, 2009) – The City of Meridian today announced a partnership to create a searchable database of local Meridian businesses with BizReach.com.  The registry will exist as a searchable web tool designed to provide business contact information as well as industry categories to the public in one location at www.MeridianCity.org.

 

Participation in the registry is voluntary and provides a variety of free and discounted services to help businesses market themselves online to residents throughout the Treasure Valley.  The registry will provide information about this business on the City of Meridian website.  BizReach.com, a Meridian business, will then create a searchable profile of participating businesses accessible from MeridianCity.org, one of the most visited local websites in Idaho. 

 

This partnership was developed as a way to begin creating one location for all Meridian businesses to be accessed.  “Whether businesses have a website or not, this registry will provide a web presence for all businesses that are interested in having the public access information about their company.  If looking for a restaurant, salon, or florist in Meridian, this registry will provide that opportunity for our citizens or those visiting our community, “said Mayor Tammy de Weerd.

 

Working with BizReach.com, a company that provides business tools designed to promote buying and shopping local, the City of Meridian is able to provide this service free of charge to both businesses and site visitors.

 

“In a growing and changing economy, it is important that as a City we support our local businesses and that our citizens do their business locally whenever possible.  This business registry will serve as a tool in the e-commerce world allowing businesses to succeed while marketing to new and existing customer bases,” sad Mayor Tammy de Weerd.

 

The City of Meridian launched a new website in June 17, 2009 as part of its ongoing commitment to inform, educate, and connect with the public, with new tools that better serve the community.

 

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded as a farming community in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family. For more information about Meridian, visit www.MeridianCity.org.