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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Main Street Ripley has an APP for that!

  • To celebrate Main Street Ripley's recent move to 109 North Court Street and our 15th year as a certified Main Street program, Main Street Ripley is proud to launch our new Shop Ripley App.
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  • RIPLEY - To celebrate Main Street Ripley's recent move to 109 North Court Street and our 15th year as a certified Main Street program, Main Street Ripley is proud to launch our new Shop Ripley App.
    Shop Ripley WV is a quick, easy-to-use app. This FREE App is available from iTunes for the iPhone and Google Play for the Android phone.
    Virtually wander downtown through the business directory or find events with our event calendar.
    Our business directory enables you to quickly locate a merchant selling what you're looking for. From pizza to storage buildings, it's just a few clicks away.
    Our event listings are a quick way to find something to do in Ripley. Additionally keep current on the Mill Creek Water Trail as it develops.This is a free service offered by Main Street Ripley for the city-wide merchants of Ripley. Businesses often turn over and new businesses are always arriving. Staying on top of that transition is not always easy. So Main Street Ripley anticipates the public to help in keeping the directory current. If your business, or a business you frequent, is not listed, just contact Main Street Ripley at 304-372-1637.
    All merchants receive a free listing of name, address and phone number.
    Business supporters of Main Street Ripley receive an expanded listing consisting of additional information such as photos, logos, web address, email address, additional phone numbers and additional text such as office hours, food venues, product lines. For the cost of a print ad, a business supporter not only receives the satisfaction of supporting the ongoing work of Main Street Ripley, but a continuous mini information brochure available to Smart Phone owners.
    In 2010, Main Street Ripley was awarded grant money from the Governor's Innovation Awards, which allowed Main Street Ripley to develop ShopRipleyWV.com and the associated App. ShopRipleyWV.com site is the site that houses the database that feeds the Apps.
    Rokusek Design, located in Quincy, Ill., worked with Main Street Ripley to create the App. At a National Main Street Conference in Baltimore, Main Street Ripley attendees met with representatives from Rokusek and were impressed with the personal involvement this company had with local Main Street organizations in Quincy. Their affordability was attractive as well.
    Business and family sponsorships help Main Street Ripley keep this award-winning program moving forward in their efforts to support business and keep the community economically vibrant. Do you remember what downtown Ripley looked like 15 years ago?
    Main Street Ripley is a 501(c)3 Corporation and is entirely volunteer-driven. If you would like to participate, we will find a place for you that will be very satisfying. Without the good spirit of volunteerism, this program could not exist.
    Page 2 of 2 - You can find out more information about being listed in the app on our website, www.shopripleywv.com, call 304-372-1637, email info@mainstreetripley.org or visit us at 109 N. Court St.
    The iPhone/Android Shop Ripley WV App is a Valentine gift from Main Street Ripley to the merchants and citizens of Ripley. Happy Valentine's Day!
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