Are you tired of herding cats trying to get merchants in your small to mid-sized community to add their events to your calendar or report changes? Yea, this is different!
The fragmented nature of the internet poses significant challenges for local business owners who lack time and resources.
Community calendars often fail to serve their purpose due to the lack content and require excessive oversight. We tackle this issue by automatically distributing events from participating businesses to relevant local websites including your calendar. Locable's free tools can be used to add their events to their own website and promote or we can import events from existing robust calendars.
Our solution enables everyone to participate, adding value to local businesses and nonprofits while making events more accessible for locals and visitors.
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There is no one place online for people to find out what's happening in your community, your Main Street or Downtown, Chamber, or DMO - that's a problem!
In the real world, merchants have flyers in their windows, coffee shops have flyers on cork boards, enabling a visitor to "discover" local activities. This is a powerful form of cross-promotion that is finally also available online.
While a centralized calendar is an important part of what we enable, we also help ensure that events get distributed to the websites of local merchants, nonprofits and other civic organizations.
This distribution enables small communities to reach tens of thousands of people every month, automatically, for free, through their Local Connections™.
Self-Updating Community Calendars incorporate with and extend our powerful yet time-saving tools such as:
Use the Locable Community Calendar with your existing website or leverage our local website engine to consolidate your marketing and operations with Locable.
Main Streets, Downtowns, Chambers, Visitor's Authorities / DMO's and More can take advantage of our additional tools to power directories, job boards, volunteer boards, coupons and offers boards, and more.
Q. Can I add this to my existing website?
A. Yep, there are a couple of integration options and if you need a website upgrade, we can help with that.
Q. Can I control what appears on my calendar(s)?
A. Definitely. Different subscription plans include different moderation options ranging from whose events to include to event-level approvals and categorization.
Q. How is this different from other calendar options?
A. There are many good calendar systems but Locable is the only system built to update automatically when businesses or community partners promote their events online. We provide free event promotion tools that folks can use on their website, to distribute events to social, sync to their Google Business Profile, and distributes to calendars in the community. We can also import events from existing calendars.
Q. Do people have to sign up or have an account to participate?
A. Yes. Each business, nonprofit, organization, or service club needs a Locable account. This provides a few benefits: we can ensure they're real people, they can promote their own events across the internet not just your website, they can update their own events, other organizations can "support them", and they can support you back so your events and content appear on their website.