OurTownZip.com, a leading local resource aimed at providing small businesses with online storefronts and increased in-store traffic, has unveiled its new Liberty Lake headquarters, and additional positions to its growing team.
Online PR News – 17-April-2012 – LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – In an announcement today, OurTownZip.com, a company providing online resources, designed to give local and small businesses a competitive presence within the Greater Spokane and Coeur D’Alene area, has announced a move to its brand new headquarters, located in the heart of Liberty Lake. The new office, located in the TierPoint building at 23403 E. Mission Ave, boasts offices, a conference room, and will now serve as the hub of operations for the company’s executive team, as well as a home base for the company’s affiliate staff. Additionally, the office houses a full training center, used to train both affiliates of OurTownZip, as well as all local businesses who are looking to foster growth and an increased local awareness.
Founded in 2009 (with its official public release in July 2011), OurTownZip.com is the number one resource for shopping local online, within the Spokane and Coeur D’Alene area. The resource gives every small business a free online storefront, complete with store information, photos, the ability to announce deals and promotions, and even a live social media feed, with the option of becoming a premium storefront. Doing so has effectively created a more level playing field between small and local businesses and bigger, more nationally focused brands. The development marks the first time that local companies, previously unable or unaware of how to create an online presence, have been provided with the chance to foster a joint, local online community, generating real business foot-traffic.
In a world quickly becoming dominated by the online shopping and advertising trends, OurTownZip has provided a much-needed boost to the Spokane and Coeur D’Alene small-business community, already gaining substantial support. With over 170 premium businesses and over 3,000 utilizing the free online storefront, OurTownZip has experienced significant growth – growth that has brought expansion.
The company’s new office will house all members of the executive leadership team, some of which have been brought on in the recent weeks, to accommodate the growing responsibilities of success. Members of the OurTownZip team, include:
June Swatzell – Founder – June Swatzell founded OurTownZip in 2009. As a community activist and small business advocate, Swatzell is the known face, and core visionary of OurTownZip. Previously, Swatzell owned several small businesses, while also raising six children.
Marcea Mandsager – Vice President – Mandsager comes to OurTownZip with over twenty years in entrepreneurship, leadership and technology, working with some of the largest names in the industry, including Apple, Inc. Her responsibilities at OurTownZip include the oversight of all operations, sales and marketing, financial fiduciary, as well as strategic planning and technology.
Margie Basaraba – Regional Sales Director – Basaraba comes to OurTownZip with additional entrepreneurial experience, including over twenty-five years of sales and sales management work in both telecom and advertising fields. Basaraba will be responsible for the leadership and direction of all OurTownZip account executives, working with small businesses in Spokane, Post Falls, Coeur D’Alene, and surrounding communities to help business owners generate growth. Additionally, Basaraba will contribute to the development of OurTownZip as the premier resource, connecting local businesses and consumers.
Rosa Swatzell – Director of Marketing – Swatzell, active in the company since it’s founding in 2009, approaches OurTownZip with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Washington University as well as extensive entrepreneurial experience. She is responsible for the coordination of all OurTownZip marketing efforts, as well as the company’s substantial social media presence. Previously to her work with OurTownZip, Swatzell founded and led a successful school of dance, for over nine years.
Julianna Bumb – Events Coordinator – Bumb comes to OurTownZip with over five years of paralegal experience and two years of professional event coordination experience. Her responsibilities will include finding, planning, and coordinating local events and opportunities where OurTownZip can assist local businesses, as well as the planning of exciting, new events that the company will be hosting, itself.
Companies interested in learning more about OurTownZip and the services available, are encouraged to visit the company’s website, at www.ourtownzip.com target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.ourtownzip.com>.
OurTownZip is a Liberty Lake, Washington company, founded in 2009, by June Swatzell, with the purpose for being the number one resource for shopping locally, online, within the greater Spokane and Coeur D’Alene area. The company serves to provide small businesses with free, online storefronts tapping into the OurTownZip customer base, and converting online hits to in-store foot traffic. Additionally, OurTownZip offers consumers an online hub for local deals, specials and more, encouraging local business support and growth.