Promote your business through free seminar

The Newcomerstown News is sponsoring a free seminar for local business men and women to learn how they can promote their business through a new and exciting concept -- MarketplaceOhio.com.

The seminar will be presented in Newcomerstown on Thursday, Aug. 27 at noon at April's Country Kitch'n as well as in Cambridge at Mr. Lee's Restaurant on the same day at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

"We have retained the services Debbie Holzkamp, a strategic marketing planner, to explain the many benefits of MarketplaceOhio.com, and the cost and the effect it would have on your business. This seminar is a wonderful source of information," the News' Advertising Director Peggy Murgartroyd said.

The MarketplaceOhio.com Web site will go live on Sept. 1. Holzkamp has trained all sales people at The Daily Jeffersonian, Newcomerstown News and Barnesville Enterprise regarding the MarketplaceOhio.Com Web site. They will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

"More than 14,000 businesses in an eight-county area will be listed on the MarketplaceOhio.com Web site, whether or not you advertise with this newspaper. But, the enhanced version offers business its own Web page with all kinds of information: A business profile, hours, map to their location, company events, products, services, coupons, videos and photos," said Murgartroyd. "The Silver Listing allows you to display detailed information about your business, plus 20 photos. The Gold Listing includes all the amenities plus coupons, videos and up to 40 photos. It is very easy to use and you will be able to update your site 24/7."

Holzkamp said, "MarketplaceOhio.com gives local advertisers several advantages: It allows advertisers to connect with consumers who are searching online for their types of products and services; every advertiser will receive an individual web page serving as a mini Web site; MarketplaceOhio.com is very easy for the advertiser to use and update; advertisers can easily share information about their company; and its advertising programs are very economical for the value provided."

Holzkamp's expertise in developing solutions and programs for small and large businesses by integrating print and online programs tailored to their needs, is substantiated by 25 years of operational experience. And she is a small business owner.

"News employees will be offering value-packed MarketplaceOhio.com and its enhanced business listing solutions. They will continue to consult with their customers and provide ongoing print, online and business listing enhanced solutions for advertisers to optimize their advertising buys and programs so customers can brand their company, and sell their products and services to local audiences using The Daily Jeff, its weekly papers, Web sites and MarketplaceOhio.Com," she said.

Even though Holzkamp now resides in California, she has ties to Ohio through a family history of Buckeyes.

"I am married to Steve Shary. He and his five sisters, mom and dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles, were all born and raised in Columbus, and attended The Ohio State University. Most of the family still lives in Columbus. All are serious Buckeyes!" she said.

Make your reservations early for the free MarketplaceOhio.com seminar by calling the Newcomerstown News office at 498-7117. Be sure to state which session you would like to attend.