By Co-Founder & software developer: Juliana Korver
Early this month, I spent some time in Northeast Iowa with my mother (and co-founder). We talked to some communities about joining Jubon and worked on some promotional documents. One such document is an FAQ or frequently asked questions. The document addresses concerns that communities and businesses may have when we approach them regarding Jubon. We thought it might be interesting if we shared its contents with you.
Why should a community be Juboned
- Increase retail traffic
- Consolidate community web resources
- Give businesses & organizations an on-line presence
- Clutter-free map for easy identification of: businesses, ball fields, veteran’s memorial, tourist attractions, library, fire station, post office, hospital, disc golf course(s), coupon(s), wifi hotspots, parks, landmarks, and service providers without a local storefront.
- Convenient “yellow pages” through the city directory
- Business search via categories
- Community promotion
- Highlight community celebrations
- Income generator for community organization
- Gain Chamber members
- Interconnection with other Juboned communities
How does my Business/Organization benefit from being Juboned?
- Increase sales
- Give my business/organizations an online presence
- Give easy access to my website (access to discounted website development)
- Additional advertising through coupons
- Support for the community
- Message of choice on billboard
- Business easily located through community overview
- Business searchable via categories
- Inclusion in community “yellow pages” directory
- Monthly Jubon Journal
Of what value is Jubon to end users?
- Find specific locations of businesses, ball fields, veteran’s memorial, tourist attractions, library, fire station, post office, hospital, disc golf course(s), coupon(s), wifi hotspots, parks, landmarks, and service providers without a local storefront.
- Easy access to community web resources
- Access to business billboard
- Discounts through local printable coupons
- Discounts through national printable coupons
- Participate in community promotions
- Quick access to addresses and phone numbers through directory
- Location of businesses by categories
- Availability of Jubon Journal
- participate in contests and promotions
How will people know about Jubon?
- Brand recognition of Jubon.biz
- Promotion by local Chamber or administrator (direct link from Chamber page to Jubon)
- Community promotions such as the treasure hunt
- Jubon Journal
- Coupon use
- Decals in windows of members
- Direct links from local ads
- Promotion at state and national conferences
- Word of mouth
- Jubon’s continued promotional efforts
We are proud to announce that Nashua, IA will be the next Juboned community. Their pages will be administered by a local group called Main Street Matters. Nashua is a beautiful community of 1600 nestled in a valley adjacent to Cedar Lake in the Northeast corner of the state. It is perhaps best known for the historic Little Brown Church (in the Wildwood) which was built in 1864 and is still home to an active congregation and many, many weddings throughout the year.
We look forward to working with Main Street Matters in helping to promote Nashua and hope to have its map on the site soon.
Sioux Rapids Administrator
By Co-Founder: Bonnie Meier
We would like to introduce you to Keith Stoeber who will be serving as the Sioux Rapids administrator for Jubon. Keith is the IT person for the Sioux Central Community School District and has served in that capacity for the past 7 years. Keith is also an assistant track and cross country coach for an outstanding track team and has helped them win multiple back-to-back conference championships. Keith is very civic minded. He serves on the Sioux Rapids City Council and volunteers in many capacities to better his community.
If you would like to be part of the Sioux Rapids map, contact Keith at email@example.com or call 712.299.2754.
By the way, this weekend Sioux Rapids is celebrating Tall Corn Days. If you want some of the best sweet corn in the world, visit Sioux Rapids this Friday evening. (July 24th, 2009)