Why set up an online business specifically to help people navigate a community like Monmouth?
We think there are some extremely good reasons to do this, and we’ve seen our business grow and expand quickly over time based on these philosophies.
Augmenting “Public” Media
Many communities have some form of traditional print media that has been historically part of “the commons.” But American newspapers are going the way of the teletype and the landline. In other words, they’re quickly disappearing.
Besides that, the traditional local media tend to have their own relationships and slant. Although they purport to be completely objective, editorial leanings are common, and newsroom policies can be pretty restrictive.
Having a private sector independent media to balance out your traditional print paper is a great way to get more transparency and free press in your local area. It keeps everybody more honest, and it contributes to that free market and competition that’s so central to many of us.
Just like a local newspaper that’s interacting with its customer base and making community life more vibrant, we offer extras like contests, coupons, and more. It’s another way for locals to get involved in their community and for visitors to more easily access everything that Monmouth has to offer. We are proud of our restaurants and bars, our lodgings, and our shopping venues and all of the small local businesses that make Monmouth so special. So we highlight all of these and more on the site.
Business Advertising Choices
We think it’s important for local businesses to have a choice in where they put their ad dollars. We think that when businesses can choose, they’re better able to serve their customers and manage their bottom lines. We promote good working relationships with local small businesses, not just as a way to jump-start the local economy, but in order to give our community that harmonious small-town feel that benefits everyone in the end.
Business owners often have some amount of choice. That said, if the only choices are Craigslist and the newspaper, that’s not a very broad playing field. We help to give business owners real options, and we work carefully with some of the most prominent business owners in the local area.
Want to learn more? Check out our website and see all of what’s available in the Monmouth community. Bring the entire family and stay awhile! We take pride in publishing all of the great attractions and amenities that this town has to offer.