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Shopping Portals network of web sites
ShopGaithersburg.com Prototype for all these other domains/web sites


Montgomery County, Md.
ShopRockville.biz - OPEN NOW
Montgomery County, Md.
ShopGermantown.com - OPEN NOW
Upper Montgomery County, Md.
Northern Montgomery County, Md.
Silver Spring, Md.
Calvert County, Md.
St. Mary's County, Md.
Patuexant River Naval Air Station
St Mary's County County Lenordtown, Md
Frederick County, Md.
Arlington, Va.
Rosslyn - Petagon area
Alexandria, Va. - Old Town
Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, Va. - Tyson's Corner
Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, Va.
Reston Town Center & Dulles Area
Northern Virginia
Fairfax County, Va.
Central Virginia, State Capital
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Start driving traffic to your business/store and your web site.

The local community marketplace is highly competitive. With Internet presence you can extend your marketing even further. ShopGaithersburg.com and ShopGermantown.com offers you the opportunity to extend your marketing reach with membership in our online Business Association.

ShopGaithersburg.com launched August 15, 2002 and was embrased by the local community immediately. ShopGermantown.com launched November 5, 2002 and continues the popularity of local Internet communities.

ShopGaithersburg.com and ShopGermatnown objectives are to build relationshsips for businesses with the local community. We offer our members the opportunity to promote their business as part of a local group and keep expenses low while providing professional marketing, advertising and promotion services.

The growing ranks of experienced Internet users as well as the deepening reach of the Internet into all aspects of American culture has raised all Americans' expectations about what is available online.

  • 46% of Internet users say they will use the Net next time they have a medical inquiry, a figure statistically indistinguishable from the 47% of Internet users who say they will contact a medical professional.
  • 47% of Internet users say that if a store provides product information online, even if it doesn't sell goods at its Web site, this would make them more likely to go to the physical store to buy the product.
  • 63% of all Americans expect a business will have a website that gives them information about a product they are considering buying;

"The message of this survey is that the Internet is the norm now in America," said Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. "Most expect to find key information online, most find the information they seek, and many say they turn to the Internet first when they have a pressing need."

Jupiter Research forecasts online retail spending will increase from $81 billion in 2005 to $95 billion in 2006, and will grow to $144 billion in 2010. Driving this growth are the 85% of online shoppers who said they used the Internet to research their offline purchases in 2005.

(New York, NY - January 30, 2006) - -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), revealed that the Internet is becoming the most important medium for a large segment of the American public. According to a new report entitled: "U.S. Entertainment and Media Consumer Survey, 2005," authored by JupiterResearch Analyst Barry Parr, the average online consumer spends 14 hours a week online, which is the same amount of time they watch TV. JupiterResearch is a leading authority on the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on business.

Your membership has value. See the benefits now.

You don't need to have a web site to join ShopGaithersburg.com & ShopGermantown.com.

Looking for a low cost way to advertise your business. We can offer you low cost advertising opportunites on ShopGaithersburg.com

Judith Palfrey's background is marketing with over 12 years experience in retail marketing having been the Marketing Director of several large shopping malls in four commercial marketplaces. The International Council of Shopping Centers has acknowledged her marketing ideas with several Maxi awards and the industry has featured many of her unique promotions in their trade magazines, allowing her ideas to be shared with other shopping center promotion professionals. Ms. Palfrey is a recognized retail promotion industry professional who has helped promote new shopping centers and redesigned centers successfully. Ms. Palfrey redirected her career when she started learning everything she could about the Intnernet in 1995. Ms Palfrey has successfully developed many commercial web sites inlcuding AMTRAK's web site built in 2001.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. This web site is the prototype for 15 more local Shopping/Business/Merchants Associations online. Charter Memberships for ShopGaithersburg.com have closed. We are accepting Charter Memeberships for ShopSilver.biz, merchants will receive ongoing discounts on memeberships once the site is launched to the consumer marketplace about January 2007. Please send email to shops@shopgaithersburg.com.

Call ShopGaithersburg.com at 301-417-9066 today, or send us email at shops@shopgaithersburg.com to learn more about how you can get your business listed with this new exciting online shopping portal.

Here is a link to review some web sites created by JL Palfrey. We can design a new web site for you if you are considering this kind of markting tool. Your site can be live and delivering new business within 30 days for a very low cost.

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