ShopMoxie Announces First "Best of the U.S." List of Local Businesses created by Bloggers

Top blogs to showcase local businesses and their specialties across the United States

Sep 25, 2013, 07:00 ET from ShopMoxie, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopMoxie, Inc., a discovery service dedicated to local business specialties, is announcing its Bloggers get Local program and a guest blogger series entitled Best of the U.S. by Local Bloggers.  The city-by-city series will establish the first ever Best of U.S. list created by local bloggers and highlight the unique specialties at local businesses across the United States. 

"We are thrilled to be partnering with nationally recognized, local bloggers," said Tom Tovar, ShopMoxie's co-founder and CEO. "Bloggers are an amazing local constituency.  They are incredibly informed, devoutly authentic and socially validated commentators of their local scene." 

To date, approximately 65 cities and towns are slated to be covered by the Best of the U.S. by Local Bloggers series.  The series is available on the company's Get Local @ ShopMoxie blog.  It will proceed city-by-city, with each guest blogger naming 3 to 5 local businesses to a Best of the U.S. list maintained on the company's blog.  The company currently counts more than 50 nationally recognized, local bloggers as members of its program. "ShopMoxie hopes to recognize hundreds of local businesses and highlight unique specialties across the country," continued Tovar. 

"Bloggers have been reviewing local businesses for years and their readers already enjoy the great recommendations they publish," said Cathy Johnson, author of Forks Up, an Austin city food blogger and one of the nationally recognized blogs in the company's program.  "We are proud of our cities and are happy to have a new platform to share what we know about our favorite spots with more people."  ShopMoxie's site lets anyone make a local business top pick for a given specialty and link that selection to existing blogs, reviews and other content on the Internet.        

"ShopMoxie's goal is to help local businesses and consumers," said Chelsea Marrs, author of Chowing Down by the Bay, a top San Francisco food blogger that joined the company's program. "By making the incredible local content published by bloggers more accessible and available to everyone, they help everyone find what they're looking for in their own city."   

About ShopMoxie, Inc.

ShopMoxie is the first online service dedicated to local businesses specialties.  Specialties are the products, services, dishes and experiences that stand out at local businesses.  Members of the service build profiles that consist of their top picks, identifying the specialties at local businesses they love.  The site collects endorsements, encourages sharing and provides recommendations to other members. The company is privately held, angel funded and based in San Francisco.  To read more about ShopMoxie, visit the company's Get Local @ ShopMoxie blog.

SOURCE ShopMoxie, Inc.