Danville: Town extends 'Shop Local Survey'

Online questionnaire on local shopping, dining habits now open through Oct. 15

The town of Danville has extended for two more weeks the online survey that seeks feedback on local consumers' shopping and dining preferences.

The "Shop Local Survey", which now remains open through Oct. 15, aims to collect key information about residents' retail habits and consumer needs that town officials and Danville business owners can in turn use while planning future improvements.

There have been more than 1,250 respondents to date since the town's survey launched at the beginning of September, according to town officials. The questionnaire was set to close this Friday, but town officials recently decided to extend the deadline.

"Increased competition from online retailers has greatly impacted brick-and-mortar businesses on America's Main Streets, including Danville's Hartz Avenue," Nat Rojanasathira, assistant to the town manager, said in a statement earlier this month.

"The results from the Shop Local Survey for Residents will help businesses understand the changes they need to make to meet the needs and desires of Danville consumers," he added.

The online survey is among the strategies developed as part of the town's recently adopted comprehensive economic development plan, which officials said reinforced the need to enhance retail throughout Danville and especially in the downtown business district.

Data show that for every $100 spent locally, $68 is reinvested back into the Danville community, supporting schools, public safety, infrastructure and quality of life, according to town officials.

The survey results will be shared with retail, restaurant and commercial owners, real estate brokers, property managers, land owners, the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and other interested parties, town officials said. The information will also be used by the town as it develops a community branding and marketing plan.

Survey respondents will receive a reusable Danville shopping bag and be entered into a drawing for a $100 mobile Danville gift card.

The town is actively seeking survey participation. Those who haven't yet taken the survey can do so by clicking here.

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Posted by Mary Jean
a resident of Danville
on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:40 am

This is the very first tine I heard about the survey! I’ve lived in Danville for over 40 years and have some strong opinions about shopping here. I will take the survey.

Where was it advertised before?????

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Posted by oc2o
a resident of another community
on Nov 11, 2016 at 3:14 am

Free buy and sell in Danville town with oc2o which means online commerce to offline or online customer to offline. We are a small startup and we want to compete with this big companies to create a local oc2o services for who want to buy, sell and offer anything nearby without registration. Our service on Web Link is 100% free for all. We are more than a simple o2o (online to offline), we are a free oc2o marketplace for B2C, B2B and C2C that focus solely on matching the right consumer with the right local merchant, we help people discover products or services, chat with merchants and/or pay for it, after which they are directed to the offline world (brick and mortar business) to collect their order for a more traditional, hands-on shopping experience.

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