SOURCE: Fox Valley Connect

September 18, 2007 07:00 ET

New Wisconsin-Based Website,, Puts Fox Valley Businesses on the Map

FOND DU LAC, WI--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - In a world of blackberries, laptops and WiFi connections, consumers have come to expect instant access to the products and services they crave. But with limited resources and little technical know-how, some area businesses are finding it difficult to keep up with a world of digitally savvy consumers.

That's all about to change. Now, one Wisconsin-based company is helping Fox Valley businesses build a web presence to instantly connect with new customers -- free of charge.

Fox Valley Connect today announced the launch of its innovative online business directory. The new website -- -- offers Fox Valley businesses the opportunity to make their way into the search engines and ultimately into the minds of their target audience.

"The days of phone books, traditional advertising and word of mouth are over," stated Justin Lindberg, CEO of Fox Valley Connect. "Fox Valley businesses need to be on the web and our new online directory puts them front and center."

Companies are invited to build an instant web presence by creating a profile complete with their logo, contact information, product & service offering, an integrated Google map, and more. Each listing features multiple tabs that allow users to quickly access the exact information they're searching for. A documents section offers businesses a place to upload specific details such as a menu. Each listing also features a unique coupon section where businesses can upload their own design or use the site's simple coupon creator feature to generate custom coupons.

What's more, is search engine optimized. Each new listing is automatically added to an XML sitemap that both Google and Yahoo! constantly monitor for changes. That leads to even greater exposure for each listed business.

This is especially valuable given the number of consumers that rely on the Internet every day. Lindberg notes that over 70% of American households use the web to search for local products and services. With the price of computers and net access at an all-time low, that number is destined to increase.

Fox Valley Connect serves the cities of Appleton, Green Bay, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Kaukauna, Kimberly and their surrounding areas. The company is already planning to expand its service offering to the rest of Wisconsin in 2008.

Full business membership details can be found by visiting

Contact Information

    Justin Lindberg
    Fox Valley Connect
    Phone: 920-979-8786