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We think the Upper Valley needs a really good online directory

…so we decided to build it.

As many of you know, promoting a business in the UV isn’t easy

How, exactly, do you get the word out about who you are and what you do?

There aren’t many options that are both affordable and effective.

And another thing: Over the years we’ve lived here, we’ve often discovered hidden gems — a wonderful restaurant, a cool little shop, a beautiful hiking trail — that we hadn’t known were there until we happened to stumble across them.

As we faced the challenge of promoting our own business and thought about all those hidden gems, we kept coming back to one simple idea:

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central site where local businesses (etc.) could showcase themselves — and everyone else could easily find them?

That’s what we wanted…and we figured others might want it too.

Okay, so how would it work?

Listings should be free — with photos, extended texts, maps, testimonials and other features all included at no charge.

Ads and premium listings should be available for very modest monthly fees…to provide additional promotional value and help cover the costs of maintaining the site. (We've assigned some listings to "premium" to show how they'll look. And advertising will be available once we have sufficient traffic.)

It should enable site visitors to share their own discoveries, favorites and experiences.

And it should be easy to navigate, so people can quickly find what they’re looking for.

That’s the concept.

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to do all of this, and we think we’ve got it figured out. 

We’re busily adding listings & other content, which we’ll continue to expand and refine over time.

And you’ll see links throughout the site to add — or claim and edit — your own listing…contribute testimonials and other content…and get in touch with us.

So…kick the tires & let us know what you think.

Thanks for coming.

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