During the COVID-19 pandemic, most non-essential businesses are closed; however, many grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, food supply chains and other necessary operations will remain open (albeit with altered or reduced hours).
It’s important for your community to know when these businesses are open and what reduced services may be in place so they can plan when to leave their homes and have an idea of what to expect.
What can you do to inform your community of important business closures and hours?
OneCMS Business Directory
A new option we have for OneCMS partners is the Business Directory. The OneCMS Business Directory allows you to build a local directory of business providers with rich, detailed information about each business.
What an awesome way to forge relationships with potential advertisers while being an essential resource for your community!
Here are some details that can be included for each business:
- Business Address
- Category (for filtering listings)
- Website address
- Phone number
- Hours of operation
- Custom notes
- Feature Image AND custom business images
- …and much more!
The directory is categorized by industry and searchable by your audience.
Even better, you don’t need to do much to populate this valuable community resource! Businesses can submit their own listings for you to moderate and even edit their listings (if you allow).
Our clients have been setting up Business Directories with great success. Is your market next? Let’s get your station on board!
See a Business Directory in Action!
Check out Sonoma Media Group’s “Great SoCo To Go Now” listing of open businesses in Sonoma County. They already have over 300 businesses listed!
How cool (and super informative) is that? Look at the listing of Restaurants!
What an amazing resource for the community (and a great way to get in touch with new sponsors)!
Be the Resource your Community Needs
It also forges strong relationships with potential advertisers!