The Barrie.FoundLocally.com web site (no “www” needed) covers a wide geographic area, including more urban Barrie and Orillia, but also the Cottage country around Lake Simcoe, along the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Muskokas. It also includes the shore of Georgian Bay from Parry Sound south the Collingwood & Wasaga Beach and west to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula.
FoundLocally's portal sites provide complete information about each community including travel, entertainment, shopping, neighbourhoods, sports, education and government. It is an excellent trip-planning resource for both business and leisure travelers. Site visitors not only browse about a thousand pages of background information, pictures and maps about each community, and popular resources like weekly ski reports and movie showtimes and listings of golf courses.
The sites also include a useful business directory where visitors can search for (filter) businesses by name, category, street, community, or part of town. The free business listings are entered by businesses themselves and they provide descriptions, marketing information, and business categories. It is a popular marketing tool for small businesses often run from a home phone or cell phone, and therefore excluded from the phone directory. And once registered, businesses can post jobs, events, coupons and news announcements as part of their listings. This service is free and well suited to those businesses without a web site. Local businesses may add themselves by going to http://Barrie.FoundLocally.com and clicking on “Free Listings.”
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