Friday, April 3, 2009

New Offers Free Business Listings

CHARLOTTE - Charlotte NC Guide ( has been launched by Charlotte marketing firm Lawrimore Communications Inc. to provide a new online directory to help people find Charlotte area businesses and nonprofit organizations.
" uses a state-of-the-art software program that allows detailed information for each business, including Google maps for each business location, RSS feeds and the ability for consumers to rate businesses based on their experiences," said Buck Lawrimore, president of Lawrimore Communications. "Initially we are offering this as a free service, so we encourage everyone in the Charlotte area who understands the value of links to their website to register now."
"As advanced as the Internet is, including powerful search engines like Google and Yahoo, it is still very difficult to find businesses in certain categories in a local area," Lawrimore noted. "This is because the majority of websites are still not search engine optimized. So if you do a local search for most business types by category and location, such as 'Charlotte painter,' there are still many providers that do not show up. An online directory can become very valuable as more and more businesses are added over time." 

Lawrimore Communications Inc. ( also provides Charlotte Area News (, featuring news feeds from all Charlotte area news media as well as national news; and Charlotte Online (, an online social networking site for Charlotte area residents. The company specializes in providing cost-effective marketing services, online and traditional, for small to mid-size businesses and government organizations in the greater Charlotte region.