Elkhart County, Indiana Local Business Owners Are Grateful For Internet Exposure!

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Real Estate Agent with Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC PB21005216

I have interviewed 6 local business owners and uploaded information and photos of their business so give them internet exposure!  Boy are they grateful!  Most think at first I am wanting to charge them for this service but I quickly explain about the contest and that I am doing this as a service for them. They love it!

I fully expect The River Inn Lounge and Restaurant in Bristol, The Colonial Pancake House, Karen Sue Mishler with Mary Kay Cosmetics, Jan's Place Restaurant, American Countryside Farmers Market and Gold Key Home Inspections will be experiencing an influx of business.

Now I am on the lookout for other business' to feature in the future.  If you know of one you would like more information on, please contact your local Elkhart County Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty at 574-304-7148.

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Rainer
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Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc.

Morning Evelyn,

I have found the "Small Guy" is more willing too. I enjoy writing Localism. The businesses enjoy the exposure and so do I.

August 16, 2009 07:38 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Barbara, the ones I choose are people with whom I had not met, I haven't gotten around to the places I visit myself.  At first I wanted to meet new people, that I really started getting into it.  I always have my camera with me so I can take photo's on the spur of the moment. Thanks fro stopping by...

August 16, 2009 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Brian, I have always supported local business owners with my own money, I would rather pay a little more because it is going into local pocketbooks, and I found that I made new friends by going somewhere new.  It is a great feeling.  Start up the project again, you will be glad you did.

August 16, 2009 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

John, wouldn't that be something?  I have already talked with a reported from the Washington Post, several months back, but he was wanting something else entirely.  I would be proud to talk to MSNBC!

August 16, 2009 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Russell, wouldn't it have given them more attention by writing about them again?  And pointing the public to their site?  I don 't know if SEO works like that or not, I know just enough to be dangerous!

August 16, 2009 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Harold, I felt like I was very much appreciated.  With unemployment so high here in Elkhart, every nickel or dime can make a difference!  My husband likes to stop and try new places, I am more of going to the same ones time after time.  So this was as good for me as it was for the business.  I am going to keep doing it.  It felt that good!

August 16, 2009 08:30 AM
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Joe Pryor
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
The Virtual Real Estate Team

I loved the business challenge. It gave me the opportunity to promote some great innovators and services. I also appreciate that Active Rain is promoting the type of blogging that will benefit us too.

August 16, 2009 09:11 AM
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David M. Childress
I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Hey Dawn M, you can blog about my business!!! LOL

Nice work Evelyn, I am sure you will be the "go to" Realtor when someone asks one of your lucky business's.

August 16, 2009 09:21 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Joe, you are right, Bob gave us a treat-more points-for doing what we should have been doing in the first place.  He gave a bunch of points as the prise, but we are the winners in the community.  Nice twist on things, don't you think?

August 16, 2009 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Hey David, that is a really great idea! How about we blog about each other in their own markets? I think you may be on to something here...

August 16, 2009 09:31 AM
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate
Aloha Kai Real Estate

Hi Evelyn. I should step it up a notch. So far I have written about one small business in my area. I should write about more because I wholeheartedly support small businesses.

August 16, 2009 12:35 PM
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Damon Gettier
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert

I need to get on the ball.  I have only done one so far but they were very appreciative. 

August 16, 2009 01:27 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Lana, I truely believe we are the winners when we blog about local business owners.  Think about the goodwill we are spreading!  Who is considered the expert in your community!

August 16, 2009 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Damon< the more you do the more you will appreciate other people who have their own struggles in this economy, REALTOR's(r) are not the only ones! You will be glad you did it!

August 16, 2009 03:47 PM
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Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Evelyn

I have a favorite restaurant in town, that's only been in business for a year. But their food and service is so amazing that I have blogged about them, posted reviews on Yelp, and then recommended it to so many people to whom I say, "Tell Bala (the chef/owner) that Pacita sent you."

So every time I am there, she prepares extra appetizers and desserts for me and my friends. It feels so good to be appreciated!

August 17, 2009 02:26 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

I only had time to write three local business posts...but time ran out for me.  I also enjoy writing about local businesses and have been doing this since I started with AR.

August 17, 2009 02:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Pacita, I know the reason you wrote about them was because YOU were so impressed with them, they get the reward of internet coverage because they are doing a great job.  The appetizers and desserts are your benefit for doing a great job of getting the word out.  Way to go!

August 17, 2009 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Rebecca, you are doing exactly what the local real estate expert should be doing! Unfortunately for me I didn't get it together until the lure of points was offered.  Shame on me...however, here is what I learned...

  • I made some new friends
  • I learned about local business'
  • I am a hero in their eyes
  • I have reaped the benefit of knowing I did something great for someone else
  • I will one day reap the benefit of more business

The more I think about what I did for myself and feeling good about what I did is worth far more than the business it will bring me.  That is the best kind of lesson I can think of...

August 17, 2009 08:23 AM
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There are so many small businesses with no internet presence, sometimes due to the age of the owners and/or no internet experience, that I am sure your efforts were appreciated!

August 23, 2009 08:45 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Cheryl:  Expecially in this incident.  The restaurant has been there for a long time but when all the local business' (RV related) closed up it drastically affected even restaurants.

August 23, 2009 10:09 PM
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