Never before has the phrase ‘Think Global, Buy Local” meant so much. With today’s stay at home mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the nation are struggling to keep their local shops and restaurants afloat until normal life resumes and beyond. Consumer spending is down and business mortality is up — a trend that can only be neutralized from a grassroots, local relief effort. Thanks to a new initiative from Operation Main Street powered by eGifter, we warmly welcome LongIsland.com to the directory. Now, Long Islanders can search local.egifter.com to find nearby restaurants, shops, studios, academies, barbers, beauty stores, coffee shops, music stores (and more!) The idea is to empower consumers to easily locate and shop at stores in local Long Island neighborhoods from the comfort of their home by searching a local directory of companies to find what they need nearby. Together with LongIsland.com, we’ve engineered a way for Long Islanders to save the small businesses they love while keeping their homes stocked and their families fed.
For businesses not yet on the searchable directory, signing up is simple, quick and free.
At launch time, the Long Island business directory included several hundred company listings which will be joined by many hundreds more, as LI Business Owners and Long Island Chambers of Commerce learn how to get discovered and take the simple, quick (and free!) steps to register their business or organization. Because it only takes a few moments to register a company in the searchable directory at local.eGifter.com/location/LongIsland, increased visibility, engagement and revenue is close at hand, just by adding their business listing to the directory, for free.
Not just that! Long Island Chambers of Commerce will be able Claim Their Town, increasing exposure and participation in all the town has to offer.
Says @AndrewHazen, owner of Long Island media and Long Island Technology Hall of Fame ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, “the team at LongIsland.com is thrilled to join up with eGifter.com. LongIsland.com has been LI’s most popular website since 1996. We continue to push the edges to make sure that LI residents and visitors alike can quickly and easily get the who, what, where and when on Long Island.”
We’re proud to stand with you, Andrew.