A LITTLE ABOUT US
Thanks for your interest in advertising with Downtown Short Pump, the most read online news publication in the Far West End of Richmond, Virginia. We’d like to give you some background info on what makes our site so special to so many of our loyal visitors each month.
THE GO-TO PLACE FOR NEWS & INFO IN THE FAR WEST END
Downtown Short Pump is the first, best and only source of news specific to the Short Pump area and the most read online news site in the Far West End. Combining original hyper-local news stories and a community events calendar alongside restaurant reviews, community information and a rundown of entertainment options, Downtown Short Pump is the go-to place for everything in Richmond’s Far West End.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION & MARKETPLACE
The site features a free classifieds section where locals can buy and sell products and search for jobs, as well as a wealth of information local school information, movie showtimes and summer concert listings.
SHOPPING AND DINING GUIDE
An extensive shopping and dining guide will highlight all Short Pump establishments, with an emphasis on shopping and dining at locally-owned businesses when launched. Photos, menus, videos and maps in this section of the site will help site visitors learn more about each location and get to know business owners and their offerings.
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
A daily email newsletter and breaking news alerts, combined with a Twitter and Facebook presence, keep locals abreast of news that affects them, including real-time traffic information, road closures, severe weather alerts and other important information.
Downtown Short Pump is known for its breaking news coverage, being the first to break big local stories such as the closure of locally-based businesses Circuit City and S&K Menswear, as well as in-depth coverage of stories such as the winter of 2009 snowstorm and the July 2009 Short Pump earthquake, plus coverage of fires and storm damage.
A PARTNER IN THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY
Pump Up The Giving, Downtown Short Pump’s charity initiative, aims to give back to the community it serves through projects and initiatives. In late 2009, the site led a successful food drive to feed the mouths of hungry Richmonders in need, collecting more than 3,000 pounds of food for the Central Virginia Foodbank at three different retail locations in Short Pump. In January 2010, a Richmond-wide coat drive was started to provide winter coats to those who would otherwise be left in the cold. Drop-off locations were set up at 13 different locations from Short Pump and Shockoe Bottom to Ashland and Midlothian.
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