Benton, Maine Goes Online with HometownUSA.com
A joint effort between The Town of Benton and A2Z Computing Services has begun with the publication of the town's Official Website at www.BentonMaine.com. This website is being developed to promote the community of Benton by allowing businesses, non-profits, schools, churches and residents to be listed within its pages. The goal and purpose of the website is not only to promote the community as a whole but to aid in local area economic enterprise by informing residents and visitors of local area happenings, businesses, facilities and services.
According to the Chairman of the Selectboard, Richard Lawrence: "We hope that as more and more people look to their computers for information they will be surprised and happy to find information about Benton on the web. We will try to provide current information about the Town, as well as history and historical views of Benton. Several townsfolk have already volunteered information and pictures which we hope to post soon on the website."
HometownUSA.com is a division of A2Z Computing Services, an Oakland business owned and operated by Matthew Hunt. A2Z Computing Services employs eight professionals and has been doing business in the Central Maine area since December of 1995. They offer a complete line of computer and Internet related services ranging from computer consulting to website design. They are members of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.
The HometownUSA.com Network currently consists of over 10,500 mini-websites representing communities across the country. These mini-sites allow for free posting of community, business and non-profit information from the nation's businesses and organizations.
Benton is the fourth town to join the HometownUSA.com Network with an official website following Oakland, Vassalboro and Bowdoinham. Other towns currently considering official websites with HometownUSA.com are Richmond and Belgrade. HometownUSA.com also is providing community websites to the residents of China, Winslow and Waterville.
Businesses in the local area may contact A2Z Computing Services at 465-2112 to ensure an accurate free listing on their community's website. Businesses may also sponsor their community's website in various ways ranging from a simple link to having their own website created and housed on the HometownUSA.com Network at discounted rates. Appropriate recognition and credit will be given to these businesses and organizations.[an error occurred while processing this directive]