Posted by deborahmclaren on December 30, 2012
I’ve been busy building another wordpress.org blog/website: www.getlocalflavor.com to promote small businesses, organizations and events that are “local” and sustainable in the Upper Midwest. Along with the website you can find us on Facebook.com/getlocalflavor or Twitter: @getlocalflavor or even a linkedin group “Local Flavor.”
Deborah McLaren aka TravelMomma
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Posted by deborahmclaren on September 29, 2011
I’ve been working with Envision, in St. Peter MN, to design the new Local Flavor website. Building a website is not easy… it takes a lot of time, tinkering and learning. The website will eventually include a LOCAL directory of entrepreneurs, microenterprises, small businesses, festivals and events, and more. Say you don’t want to stay at a big chain hotel and drive thru that McPlace next time you travel around Minnesota. Local Flavor will help you find a very cool local inn to stay, places to visit, interesting things to do and great local, healthy food wherever you go. And Local Flavor is not just for travelers! Locals will find it very useful too.
It’s taking longer than I thought. Hopefully the website will be ready for “testing” in the next couple of weeks. Anyone that wants to volunteer to test will get a free one year subscription! You’ll have to help test and report any problems or bugs you might experience. We want to make sure the website will work well.
In the meantime, please help by voting for Local Flavor. There’s only a couple more days and your vote can help us win a $50,000 Intuit hiring grant and provide more jobs in Minnesota. Click on the Intuit website and type in “Local Flavor” and then “St. Paul, MN” which will bring up the voting box. Then vote for us. Write something nice about us if you’d like.
Thanks for staying in touch and reading the blog this summer. I’m so surprised there’s been a lot of visits despite my lack of writing. Hopefully I can get back into the groove soon.
Cheers! – Travel Momma
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Posted by deborahmclaren on August 26, 2011
Update 12/2011: Experiencing website development delays! We want it to be perfect before we launch it. You can sign up for Local Flavor news by going to the website: LocalFlavorTravel.com and adding your email address. We are also looking for up to ten businesses to help test the website. Registration will be free until the website launch, and you’ll get an additional one year annual membership at no cost – because we appreciate your help. Go Local!
Aug 20111: Expect a full announcement about Local Flavor, my new endeavor, early next week! I’ll share more about how it can benefit rural businesses and entreprenuers around the state. Stay tuned!
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