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The Towni Shop, At Your Service

In the past few weeks, we’ve taken our local-offers-collecting habit up a notch. Being webby, techy, online internet guys, we knew Towni had to be built as a self-service product. We’ve been on the other end before, as business operators trying to maximize our presence within the local community. When you have to rely on… Read more »

EVENT! We’re Hosting a ‘Shift Your Shopping’ Webinar, Tuesday, 10/29

The awesome organization BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is teeming with terrific content about the how’s and why’s of the localism movement. So when we heard they were offering a free webinar called “Shift Your Shopping” – a discussion on how this holiday season should be our impetus to shift our shopping dollars… Read more »

Rapid Fire Updates….GO!

Well it’s been too long since we’ve taken to the blog, but boy oh boy, there’s a lot of motion happening in the Townisphere. Here’s the bullet-point countdown of what the last six weeks have meant to our shiny new startup:   1. Edgar Real Estate Jumps Aboard the Towni Council! We’re so pleased, pumped… Read more »

Towni Makes a Visit to the Makers – NextFab Studio in Philadelphia

Part of the process of localizing an economy involves bringing the manufacturing operations out of the goliath-scaled factories, and into regions where community members can actually get involved. We had the opportunity to visit a facility where exactly that is happening. At 20th and Washington in South Philly is an unassuming storefront that, from the… Read more »

Word Up: Moorestown’s Linguistic Legacy Over the Centuries

Some people hear our name – Towni Localistics – and wonder what in tarnation “Localistics” means? Sometimes I’ll tell them it’s the plural of “localistic”, but that typically irks people and makes their face scrunch up in a mix of confusion and contempt. Rough crowd. Fine, what is it, then? Is it a combination of… Read more »

Don’t Just Shop Towni – Shop Burlington County First

Yes, there’s a killer initiative that’s on the way (and for the time being, it has nothing to do with Towni). Our efforts to make the residents of Moorestown and the surrounding communities expert local shoppers is about to be majorly boosted. Our county leaders – the five Freeholders (you know these folks, right?) - … Read more »

On June 1st, We Up and Launched Towni

If you go to shop.towni.us, you no longer see a yellow triangle featuring the silhouette of a construction worker using a drill. You see the Towni Shop – Moorestown’s premiere shopping local website we’ve been working on since what feels like the late 80s. It looks like this: Yes, on June 1st, Chris and I… Read more »

Local Bear Pathetically Applying For Towni Mascot Gig

The Mount Laurel Police Department kindly sends residents updates when anything noteworthy happens in town. Down wires causing one-lane traffic on Church between Country Lane and Ramblewood? The PD diligently texts every homeowner to keep them informed (I like the mental image of thirty cops sitting around, each with a list of hundreds of phone… Read more »

Best 11-Days-Until-Launch Work Ethic, Bar None

With launch less than two weeks away, you might say that Chris and I are in the zone. Or you can say our work has entered a state of zen-like “flow”. Or you could say both the quality and quantity of our work output makes Elon Musk look like a lackadaisical beach bum. Okay, with… Read more »