The contest, announced on July 27, 2009, lasted only 9 days and concluded on August 4th by William N. Roemer posting the 555th recommendation. Diningverse patrons embraced the contest and total of 75 recommendations were posted during the contest.
"We were thrilled by the enthusiasm with which our patrons responded to the contest", said Chris Starr, business partner in charge of business development at Diningverse.
The contest winner, William N. Roemer ( http://diningverse.com/
William chose Susan's Place in Sutter Creek, CA, ( http://diningverse.com/
As an unexpected spin, Diningverse decided to send a Little High Five to Linda Branch, who posted the 554th recommendation and a total of 30 recommendations. "We are going to send Linda a 'consolation prize' in the form of $20 dining gift certificate for a restaurant currently listed on Diningverse,"
Diningverse is planning to expand it's marketing efforts involving contest, sweepstakes and other types of competitions all intended to promote the local, independently owned restaurants listed on Diningverse.
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