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New online venture encourages buying local

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by Isa Baza

Guam - Local First Guam, a local non-profit, aims to support the "Buy Local" marketing campaign that began in 2011. This morning they launched a new online directory called Fiesta, that provides a directory of local businesses in Guam.

Consumers interested in buying local goods, but not sure where to find them, can simply type in a keyword in at http://www.localfirstguam.org/fiesta, to find providers. Web developer James Pasion gave a demonstration, saying, "So I'm just going to type 'kale' here, and it just springs up, so the idea is that all the businesses that have nothing to do with kale are gone, and now I can focus on the ones that have kale in it. So Grow Guam assumedly grows kale, and Guma Tasa probably has kale smoothies."

The website which launched today, is meant to drive more consumers to local businesses.

If you would like to be added to the directory, you can contact hello@jamespasion.com
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