Monday, January 30, 2012

The Local's List

Hope everyone is doing great on this fabulous Monday morning! It's pretty quiet here in the office today, so I thought I would use this time to update everyone on one of the exciting projects Market Connection is currently putting together.

The Local's List is a resource for visitors and tourists in the High Country, providing a comprehensive list of arts, entertainment, recreation, services, and shopping in Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk. 

This is a brand new, effective and affordable marketing tool that has not been attempted yet in this area. We have already signed on several local businesses such as Char, Hot Diggidy Dog, Magic Cycle, Black Cat, Dos Amigos, Mellow Mushroom and Mike's Seafood. 20,000 copies of The Local's List will be printed twice a year, fall/winter and spring/summer, and distributed in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and cabin rentals in the High Country. As we have all been toursits ourselves at some point, we know how hard it can be to find a decent place to eat or a fun place to spend the day. With this list, visitors can see at a glance the phone number, location, and a brief description of a myriad of businesses in the High Country.

If you are a business owner and would like to be a part of this fantastic new project, please contact us at (828)264-2670 or

We are also on the look out for a dynamic salesperson to head up this project for us, so if you know of anyone who would be perfect for the job please let us know!

This is a potential cover for the Local's List that we have created, and as you can see it's a collage of color and activities that will be sure to catch anyone's eye.

Thanks for reading our daily blog! Make sure to check it often, as we will be providing fun updates, recipes, photos, and information about High Country Home Magazine and Market Connection. If you are feeling the Monday blues, come grab a cup of coffee and hang out at the office with our fun staff, we'll be sure to brighten up your day!

Friday, January 27, 2012

High Country Home Winter 2012

Hi everyone! We are very excited to begin our blog so we can update everyone on the exciting life of High Country Home. At this very moment we are working hard to get the Winter 2012 issue to press this week! This is going to be our best issue yet with everything from delicious local recipes from The Painted Fish Cafe, to the best places to sled in the High Country, to tips on why winter is the best time to remodel your outdated home! As always, we feature some of the most beautiful homes in the area as well as introduce you to some fantastic local business owners.

We are fervently building ads, laying out the magazine, and editing last minute articles to get this issue in your hands as soon as we can! Keep reading our blog daily to learn more about what we do here at Market Connection and be a part of the new projects we are developing. Breeze through our fun photos posted daily to meet our personable employees and get a sneak preview of some of the gorgeous photography we will be featuring!

This is a gorgeous home that is featured in our upcoming Winter 2012 issue of High Country Home. Just minutes down the road from our office, this home is one you will not want to miss. And the impressive photography was shot by our own publisher Chris Rabon and intern Hayley Spear! To see the inside of the Gadzia Home, pick up a copy of High Country Home Winter 2012, hitting the stands soon!

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