We think local organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, are an important part of any community. Unfortunately, the means available to them (typically print and broadcast) to tell the the community about themselves are expensive and not that effective.
We provide a busy place, visited by members of the community, where local organizations can place ads and branded stories. The ads can be tied to story and conversation categories so they will be of interest to those who read those stories and exchanges. For example, a sporting goods store might place ads in the sports area populated by stories and discussions about local teams.