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Local Search Industry to Attend National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities and Exposition

Later this week, the local search industry will participate as exhibitors at the National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities and Exposition at the Boston Convention Center & Exposition Center. This year’s event, which is set to attract more than 3,000 local leaders from cities across the U.S., will highlight ways for cities to develop partnerships and strategies for building sustainable communities.

Neg Norton and I will be joined by Dex One’s Tim Foster, Yellowbook’s Matt Krug and YP’s Jim Troup at Booth #1149 in the Sustainability Pavilion in the Exhibition Hall, where we will meet with local leaders to share information on our industry’s sustainability and consumer choice efforts, and discuss ways in which our industry can partner with communities to address questions and issues related to directory delivery. In our conversations, we will reference many of the same topics I included in a recent column for the National League of Cities’ weekly e-newsletter, which overviewed the ways Yellow Pages drive local economies and sustainability.

Our attendance at the NLC conference is the latest example of our work to share our industry’s story with community leaders across the country. Over the past year, we’ve worked with legislators from Washington State and California to Illinois and Connecticut to give them a better understanding of our sustainability efforts and help raise local visibility for www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. Additionally, we’ve attended national and local events including the International City/County Management Association’s annual conference, the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) Recycling Summit 2012, the California Resource Recovery Association conference, among others, to meet local leaders and find ways for communities and our industry to better work together.

We look forward to a great NLC conference. Check back here on the blog for updates throughout the event!

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