"Every local business has a free webpage," Sales and Marketing Director of Marketplace John York said. "The webpage has the business listing, phone number, address, hours of operation, a photo of the business, a Google map of the location and the methods of payment."
There are more than 4,000 local businesses, in Clay County, Greene County and Putnam County that can be accessed within minutes.
York believes the best aspect of the online directory is the localization.
"The businesses in the directory are in the area," he said. "Residents can look up the business online, have the pertinent information at their fingertips and then drive the 30 minutes or less, to get there."
With eight main categories and more than 150 subcategories, York hopes by providing residents and subscribers the information, the business directory will help to stimulate the local economy.
"The information is there and the directory is user-friendly," York said. "It is our way to help the local businesses."
A representative should have been contacted to make sure the information is correct, however, if a business was missed contact York at 765-653-5151 Ext. 19, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the online business service directory, log on to http://www.marketplaceindiana.com/market....