Main Street Connect Eyes Connecting with Entrepreneurs to Launch Hyper-Local News Sites

The Daily Norwalk, a hyper-local news site focused on Norwalk, Conn., that recently launched in beta, is the first example of what national community news company Main Street Connect is trying to accomplish.

Main Street Connect was the brainchild of CEO, editor, and publisher Carll Tucker, former editor and publisher of community news publisher Trader Publications, former publisher of The Patent Trader, which was sold to Gannett in 1999.

Its goal is to connect with local entrepreneurs and have them become affiliates of the company, following up their initial investments by helping them to set up hyper-local news sites.

From Main Street Connect’s About page:

Main Street Connect empowers local entrepreneurs to publish high-quality community news sites for their neighbors. Main Street Connect provides all of the technology, programs, launch capital, training, and ongoing guidance our local partners need to succeed. Click here to learn more about becoming a Main Street Connect partner. Have Questions? Feel free to contact us. We want to hear from you. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: April 16, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT