Partners with Burlington Businesses to Help Drive Local Economy

November 3, 2008 (Burlington, VT) –, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced it has partnered with dozens of businesses in Burlington, Vermont to raise awareness and boost sales for locally-owned businesses. The Local Business Partnership Program was designed by to ensure that its 200+ employees are aware of the opportunities, services and products available to them locally.

“This is one way we can give back to a community that has given so much to us in terms of a great quality of life,” said Mark Bonfigli, President and CEO of “As a company we are encouraging all our employees to go out purchase locally whenever possible instead of from the national chain, big-box stores.”

The program encourages local businesses to offer a special or discount for employees. In exchange, the business will be listed in the local business partnership directory that is available to all employees. Every month a Local Business of the Month will be selected and spotlighted to all employees. There are no other membership fees or dues to be part of the program.

The Local Business Partnership Program is the most recent community project has designed and developed to help drive the local economy. Other projects sponsors include a quarterly fund-raiser to benefit a local charity or non-profit; involvement in the annual Burlington Kid’s Day Parade; a bottle drive to benefit a charity that offsets winter heating costs for the needy; and food drives and a Giving Tree to help local families during the holiday season.

Additionally, is partnered with the State of Vermont and the Vermont HITEC (Health Care and Information Technology Education Center). works with Vermont HITEC to identify and train employees garnered from a pool of unemployed and underemployed Vermonters. Currently 24 percent of employees are graduates of this program.