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Triangle-based Startup Launches Statewide Contest Prompting Local Business Love

Bookmark and Share Chapel Hill, NC - February 11, 2013

Finder411 (Finder411.com), a Triangle-based software startup promising to become the exclusive online community for finding, recommending, and socializing with the best small local businesses, has opened their "Show Some Love" Contest just in time for St. Valentine's Day.

Complete with prizes, the contest is straightforward, taking less than 30 seconds to enter. People can head over to Finder411.com daily from their computer, tablet, or smartphone and provide their name, email, and the North Carolina small business they wish to nominate. Entries are being accepted through March 12th at 5pm Eastern Time. The same business can be nominated every day or a different businesses can be selected each time.

Any small, locally owned North Carolina consumer business from the following seven categories is eligible: Home-Related (real estate agents, landscapers, plumbers...) Personal Care (Hair, skin, spa...), Eateries (Restaurants, food trucks...) Retail Stores (Antiques, consignment, florist...) Agribusiness (Wineries, Breweries, Family Farms, Bed & Breakfasts...), Health-Related (Fitness, Dental, Dermatologist, Optometrist, Chiropractor...), & Professional Services (Attorney, Auto Mechanic, Photographer, Pet Services, Caterer...).

1 lucky participant will win a new iPad Mini. Seven North Carolina small businesses will win a 1 year Finder411 premium subscription, valued at $249. Contest finalists will be announced March 19th. Finalists then go head to head in a vote-off ending April 2nd.

One Grand Prize Winner will be crowned Finder411's Favorite North Carolina Small Business, receiving a Lifetime* Finder411 Premium Membership, which includes a professional photo shoot. Over 50 businesses have already been nominated for the “Show Some Love” Contest, which unofficially launched February 6th.

Co-Founder Tonia Zampieri states “Finder411 will be a FREE online "stomping ground" for those eager to find, patronize, & communicate with their local small business community.” Highly social and immersive, Zampieri describes the coming platform as one that will be available to consumers ready to keep their money local, while getting to know the people behind each small local business. Any small business can join for free, while a premium subscription with enhanced features will be available for a few bucks a month, about the cost of a lunch for two. Franchises, chains, online selling, and direct marketing companies will be restricted.

North Carolina small business owners interested in pre-launch pricing information are encouraged to email info@finder411.com with "Pre-launch Pricing" in the subject line.

Participants can enter the contest daily by going to http://finder411.com and clicking on the "Show Some Love" contest button.

* For contest purposes, lifetime is defined as twenty-five years.

Press Contact

Contact: Tonia Zampieri
Email: info@finder411.com
Phone: 919-609-5206