We all come from different places and our country is a confederate of communities comprising this thing we call America. We hear things, especially during election years, like “all politics is local” and ever more we’re hearing about the importance of buying local. But why? Haven’t we moved beyond the importance of our immediate community? Social media zealots may suggest so.
My name is Brian Ostrovsky, I’m the founder and CEO of Locable which is a growing network of local community websites launched in coordination with great local publishers such as Pocatello Magazine. Our goal is to build community online and help everyone, including business owners, be a part of the conversation. I started this company for a simple reason, Main Street in my small, Northern California foothills, gold-rush town started to lose its place as the cultural hub of the community as I was coming of age and the community is worse off as a result.
Our little company works with people who love where they live be it urban, suburban or rural and love what makes it unique; it’s“theirs”. So, while no two communities are identical, I like to ask, “what makes your community unique?” and I’m never disappointed by the response.
With this article I’ll pose two questions and I’d love it if you’d go online to Pocatellomag.com to share your opinion with the community. “What does community mean to you?” and “What’s unique about your community?” Whether you define your community as your city, neighborhood, church or something else I’d like to hear about it and I think others would as well.
So if you love where you live, where you came from, or where you’re aching to return to we want to hear from you. Take just a few minutes to go online to Pocatellomag.com and look for the summary on the homepage to navigate to the article titled “What does community mean to you?” and leave us your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of the page.
We’ll share most of the comments to our fans on Facebook and the comments with the most votes (our version of likes) and those which are most impassioned may appear in the next issue of Pocatello Magazine in a section we’re calling “Our Community, Written by You”. Won’t you help us tell your story and that of the place you call home?