High Tech Translates into Dollars in the Grand Lake St. Marys Area - Ohio's 'Other' Great Lake

Businesses in Auglaize and Mercer Counties in Ohio have an opportunity to increase sales with the surge in local internet users as tourists stay connected via WiFi. An online presence is essential in capturing this internet savvy market.
May 29, 2007 - PRLog -- Wireless access to the internet is everywhere. You'll find WiFi in coffee shops, fast food eateries and truck stops. Cellular wireless access to the web from the convenience of laptops, PDAs and mobile smartphones enables users to connect anywhere there is a cellular signal. Travelers and local residents exercise their opportunity to find what they need online. RVers keep in touch with family and friends via email, investors watch the stock indexes, and teenagers chat on myspace.com with frequency, even when away from home. We are a mobile society who refuses to be disconnected.

Results of a Consumer Electronics Association Survey in October 2006 show that 78% of purchases are made by consumers after searching online for information about the product, the manufacturer, the retailer, or the service provider. “Let your fingers do the walking” was the old slogan for the yellow pages. Now fingers are doing a different type of walking. Thumbing through the phonebook has been replaced by typing in a search string.

There has never been a better time to develop a web presence. Consumers today log on just to find hours of operation for the corner drugstore. Leaving home for unexplored territory without printed "GoogleMaps" or  “MapQuest” directions is unthinkable for most.

A new community resource to help Grand Lake St. Marys Region residents and area visitors connect with local businesses has been under construction and is now launching, with an eye toward obtaining charter business members for their advertising program.

The website address is http://www.ClickFindBuyersGuide.com and it is geared to serve the Grand Lake region and surrounding communities. The site welcomes contributions to the community event calendar. You can email your event to: events@clickfindbuyersguide.com. The site contains downloadable area photos, Kool Stuff for Kids including coloring books and pages, games and puzzles. The site is well on it’s way to becoming the local place to find things to do, places to go and people to see. National headlines, Ohio news and weather, emergency phone numbers and emergency preparedness information are also on the site. Business owners can advertise to establish a web presence, or link to their own website through the buyers guide.

Last year over 750,000 visitors came to Grand Lake St. Marys. Over 1.5 million made the trek to Indian Lake. According to the US Census Bureau there are approximately 52,000 daily internet users in Auglaize and Mercer Counties. If you don’t yet research online before you buy, chances are you will in the near future. The facts are, even for businesses doing well in today's economy, you must plan for the future and that includes reaching an audience that your competitor would be happy to make into customers. Simply put, businesses without a web presence stand to lose a big piece of the economic pie. No matter how small, how "mom and pop", how Main Street USA they are. They absolutely must have information online for the consumer. In fact, the average 35 year old consumer doesn’t remember a time when they couldn’t go online to find a product. If you have a desire to get on board visit http://www.clickfindbuyersguide.com today or call 419-953-1700 to discuss the future of your advertising before your competitor leaves you in the “internet dust!”

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About Click Find Buyers Guide: We are an online business directory serving Western Ohio. Our websites are established as community resources and supported by local advertisers desiring an online presence or increased traffic to their established websites. We serve Auglaize, Mercer, Allen, Shelby, Miami, Union, Darke, Clark and Champaign counties. Our websites are supported with traditional advertising, and are search engine optimized. For more information: http://www.clickfindbuyersguide.com.

Website: www.clickfindbuyersguide.com
Source:Deborah Finnell
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Tags:Auglaize County Shopping, Mercer County Shopping, Allen County Shopping, Grand Lake St Marys, Online Business Directory
Industry:Shopping, Business, Entertainment
Location:Celina - Ohio - United States
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