June 7, 2012
Dear Woodland Business Owner:
The City of Woodland is excited to announce the new business support initiative called ShopsQA. This program provides all local businesses with an opportunity to advertise through a link on the City's "Woodland Business Directory," which is accessed from the City's homepage at www.cityofwoodland.org. This link offers citizens a chance to learn what services and products our business community offers. The best part about this program is that it is FREE to you!
With ShopsQA, citizens can visit the City’s website and choose "Shop Woodland" near the middle left-hand side of the page, to conduct a search of Woodland businesses. This platform provides businesses with a website if they do not already have one, and can link to any existing business website and/or other social networking websites, such as Facebook or Twitter. Depending upon how you design your page in this directory, the citizen has the ability to print coupons, see menus, view photos of specific products, ask questions via email, follow employment opportunities, join mailing lists and determine business hours and location, among a host of other capabilities. It’s all up to how creative you want to be.
Registering your business is easy to do, and can be done in the convenience of your home or business. Enclosed is information on how to register and/or participate in a free ShopsQA webinar (held every Tuesday and Thursday) that will show you how to establish your business page, all with the help of a live ShopsQA Support Specialist. The City is also inviting you to attend an online webinar exclusively for Woodland businesses on Tuesday, June 26th at 9:30AM PST. Please R.S.V.P. by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see attached document for instructions on how to log into this online webinar.
The City of Woodland is proud of our business community and wants all businesses to have access to modern day marketing tools. ShopsQA provides the City with an opportunity to support local businesses in this effort. We hope you take advantage of this program.
Economic Development Manager
City of Woodland
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