If you are looking for anything in Pelham we invite you to make MyPelham.com your localized search engine. Our social enterprise delivers continually updated, internet exposure to all sectors of our local community – business, non-profit groups, service clubs, sports organizations, farms, churches, schools, artists- you name it – it should be here.
My co-founding business partner, Melissa Wells www.exnihilodesigns.com and I began building the MyPelham community site in November 2009 in order to create a fully inclusive on-line environment where all community groups could share content and attract a common user base. In turn, all participants benefit by having the opportunity to cost-effectively promote their events, services and sales offers to a our growing local internet audience.
We are thrilled by the response that we have received from our local community. We now have over 50 business sponsors, more than 40 non-profit groups and several local bloggers actively submitting content.
Our MyPelham.com weekly e-news is distributed every Monday to our 1,700 person (& continually growing) subscriber list. CLICK HERE NOW to review our past issues and register to receive your own copy delivered weekly to your personal in-box.
Over the past two years our MyPelham.com community website has developed to become a comprehensive on-line source of information about all aspects of life, work and entertainment in the Town of Pelham.
MyPelham.com also provides promotional support to Pelham area businesses and organizations via social media. Our www.facebook.com/mypelham Facebook page serves as a free resource for local community members to share links and Melissa and I also actively utilize our @MyPelham Twitter profile to promote local events and the sales offered by our business sponsors.
One of our primary long term goals for MyPelham.com is to create a sustainable, marketing resource that actively collaborates with other Niagara regional initiatives. MyPelham.com is now linked with Tourism Niagara, Niagara Economic Development Corporation and MLS-Niagara. As the marketing strategist for MyPelham.com, I also proactively interact with other regional organizations such as the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, Social Media Club Niagara, Climate Action Niagara, Niagara Original Brand Advisory Committee, Niagara Escarpment Commission, and Brock University to further enhance opportunities for future partnerships.
From Day One, we stated that we were not simply creating a website. We have established a social enterprise that provides long term economic development and tourism benefit to our Town. Our intention is to generate sufficient advertising revenue to function as a self-sustaining entity that limits the potential tax burden of Town promotion.
At this time, Melissa and I would like to express our deep appreciation for all the MyPelham.com community members who have supported our efforts throughout the past two years. We are excited to embark on another year of collaborative community growth and new development opportunities.