The Free Killer App for Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of commerce have been hit by the recession as local merchants pull back on their membership fees. They need to create value for their membership by offering ways to develop their business in a slow economy.

Our Breaking News City sites provide a means for Chambers of Commerces to offer local merchants a free marketing and advertising venue based on Twitter and social media. We’ve discussed how we believe Twitter is positioned to be an effective local advertising vehicle that will be used the same way as local radio broadcast , print ads or Penny Savers in promoting “daily deals” or other timely information about a merchant’s products and services:

Real Time Local Advertising – A New Business Model

Breaking Shopping News – Twitter for Local Advertising

More information on how to develop Breaking News City sites is located on our articles at Active Rain, a real estate network:

Ten steps to create an enthusiastic community network

How to get a Breaking News City site up and running in your city

Our Offer to Chambers of Commerce

We are providing the Breaking News City template free to Chambers of Commerce so they can provide a service to their community as well as enhance benefits to their members. Please contact us at @pkitano or pkitano (at)

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email

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