If you’re anything like me, you greeted the new year with a long list of things that need resolving. Maybe your house needs some help, or you’re in need of some personal assistance to get into better shape. Maybe 2016 is the year you get married, or perhaps you’ve got an heirloom that needs framing.
Whatever your 2016 need, there’s a pretty good chance the new Greater Grayson Connections website can help you out.
The new site, launched by its creator and curator, Ryan Brooks, offers a simple directory for Grayson-area businesses. The project is an extension of the Facebook group Brooks started last year, and reflects a larger vision he has for the community.
“Our goal is to provide something greater to the community than just business,” Brooks said via email. “We want business, but we need to invest in the people around us in order to earn it.”
Part of the new direction for the G2C group includes quarterly meetings, a revised Facebook page, and a potential commercial to highlight what the directory has to offer. Brooks says is all about connecting good people with good people.
“I’m just a bridge, providing everyone with an avenue to help out within our community. We want to be involved in helping people, even before they become a customer, and the new website is a great way to do that. It’s a different strategy, but one that will work out in the long run.”
The website, which is open to all Grayson-area businesses, be they brick and mortar or virtual, has a low-cost pricing structure to make membership a no-brainer for any local business wanting to reach new clients. A link to the website will also be permanently added to the menu of Grayson Local, as a service to patrons of this site.
Brooks says the next meeting, which is for business owners only, will be February 18th at Graft from 7-9PM. He says the message for members and potential members is simple, but profound.
“If we, as business owners, will pour into people, I truly believe good things will pour out.”
For anyone interested in joining the G2C directory, you can email Ryan Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.