DENVER, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com and AmericanTowns.com have entered into a reciprocal relationship that deepens the community information available to Examiner.com users, while broadening local news and commentary on AmericanTowns.com sites.
Examiner.com has enhanced its hyperlocal news offering by adding an AmericanTowns.com Community Information widget to each of its 244 local edition web sites. The widget brings users to a co-branded American Towns page with a plethora of meaningful information including hyperlocal events and local resources – from restaurants, real estate and town facts to youth sports registration deadlines and the nearest farmer's market.
"We have always seen ourselves as being the one stop shop for everything local, and this partnership furthers that mission," said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. "As the local and hyperlocal online news and information arena continues to heat up, we are glad to team up with an established leader in providing quality community content. American Towns has a depth and breadth of information at the town level that is an excellent complement to the original and high quality content our local Examiners already provide."
At the same time, AmericanTowns.com is including articles by Examiners — knowledgeable and passionate local contributors — in the News and Announcements sections of its hyperlocal sites in 15,000 towns across the country. This includes a wide range of stories – from breaking news, crime and sports updates, to restaurant reviews, tips on the best yoga instructors or local views on the latest health trends.
"We are pleased to enhance the content we offer all of our communities by featuring thousands of Examiners with insights into locally relevant areas of interest," said Ted Buerger, Chairman, AmericanTowns.com. "Our users are sure to appreciate the additional perspectives of these passionate, local insiders, and their take on issues within the community."
Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 244 markets across North America and is the insider source for local. Examiner.com feeds the passion the local community has for its favorite interests, activities and establishments by connecting them with credible and informed contributors who write and share information with the passion and insights only a local insider can provide. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company with a broad array of assets in print and digital media, live sports and entertainment, hospitality, film production and exhibition and wind energy development. More information is available on Examiner.com's blog.
AmericanTowns.com is a network of hyperlocal websites serving 15,000 towns and cities with continuously updated events, news/blogs/tweets, photos/videos, local resources and business services. This highly relevant community information is collected, curated and organized from over 200,000 original sources on-and off-line, including 50,000 authorized local contributors. Further connecting each community, local organizations use the site's unique scheduling and communication tools to share events and notices, reaching millions of individuals every month through www.AmericanTowns.com, its mobile presence and social networks. AmericanTowns.com L.L.C. is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.
SOURCE Examiner.com; AmericanTowns.com