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Town Launches Shop Vienna Initiative

In July of this year, the Town of Vienna launched the Shop Vienna initiative, an online directory listing all in-town businesses. The directory is organized by category and individuals who “claim” their business will have their own micro-site on the town’s website.

Shop Vienna is designed to give residents and visitors fast and up-to-date access to all of the town’s businesses, from restaurants to shoe repair, from architects to hair salons, and everything in between. Businesses benefit from being included in the directory as they will have full control over their micro-site and can link to their business’ website, social media platforms and list job openings, sales and coupons. Visitors to the site have the option to “follow” particular businesses and receive notifications when the business’ site has been updated. In addition, the more that a business updates their portal, the more visibility the business profile will receive in the directory.

There is a $25 annual fee for businesses to participate in the Shop Vienna program. Businesses who claim their business in the Shop Vienna directory from May 1, 2013 through March 30, 2014, will be billed a pro-rated fee of $15. Businesses will have the opportunity to opt in to the Shop Vienna program each year during the annual business license renewal process.

The Shop Vienna directory is mobile. Access businesses on the go by downloading the free Shop Vienna app in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Residents and visitors can view the Shop Vienna directory and owners can claim their business by visiting www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=1034.