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Online calendar now available for Pittsburg

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From the farmers market to Little Balkans days Pittsburg has events to draw people to town. Now Pittsburg has a way for them to know what is happening ,where and when.

"There's a lot of things going on in Pittsburg all over the place, but you have to look for it," says Jay Byers Pittsburg Director of Innovation.

A team of residents, merchants, and property owners led the search for a web based community calendar.

The group found it on  a trip to Kansas City.

"Rodger came across LocalRuckus while we were talking about going to Kansas City for my birthday and he showed it to me and I was like wow," says Heather Horton, a member of Pittsburg's Downtown Marketing Team.

LocalRuckus is the company that creates interactive websites so companies and event planners can post when and where things are taking place.

The goal for using the website is to bridge the gap for locals, students, and visitors in Pittsburg.

"We want people to use it we want to create an awareness that there is stuff to do here, you just don't know about it but this will be one spot you can go and find everything," says Horton.

"They were looking for a smaller community, specifically a smaller community with a university, and we fit the bill for them," says Byers.

"It seems like a easy interface and easy to for people to use - I don't know if you have to be a computer programmer to make it work for your business or organization," says AnnDee Peterson, the Pittsburg Library computer and web coordinator.  "I like the format.  I thought it was easy to understand.  I look forward to seeing what they are going to do with it."

Because Pittsburg was the first smaller town added to the website they didn't charge the city a dime.

"The great thing is they are not charging up right now so it's kind of a win for everybody," says Byers.

For Pittsburg the LocalRuckus website is live and active - once on the site type in the zip code 66762 and search.

 

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