The Creators of Antique Shops in Indiana.Com Has Expanded Into The Land of Lincoln After finding success with their first Antique Shop Directory, www.antiqueshopsinindiana.com, ATD Marketing has created, and in November 2007, launched the sister site www.antiqueshopsinillinois.com
News-Antique.com - Dec 18,2007 - In 2005, the principals of ATD Marketing brought forth a vision that antiques and history go together. This vision was the birth place for their first web-site www.antiqueshopsinindiana.com. After two full years of creating the site to become the most up-to-date web directory of antique shops across the State of Indiana the decision was made to expand into the neighbor State of Illinois, thus the creation of www.antiqueshopsinillinois.com.
Combined, these directories provide an accurate up-to-date listing of over 1000 antique shops and that number is growing daily. Each county and town listed in a convenient pull-down menu and has its own web page that shows the name and physical address of the shops located within that geographical area. Many of these web-pages have historical information about the county or town, pictures of historical sites as well as links to historical and tourist venues.
Not only do these web-sites contain historical and antiquing information, they are extremely interactive. Whether you are an antique shop owner, history enthusiast, or just plain ole’ Joe, you can provide information for inclusion into these web-sites. They provide the opportunity for the visitor to submit antique and/or historical articles to be published. To provide photographs of historical value or of an interesting or extraordinary antique piece to be placed on the web-site. ATD Marketing will give full credit for every submission provided to these sites. There is an interactive comments page that can be utilized by all visitors to post comments or to use in real-time and carry on a discussion about your passion for antiques or history. There is also a locator service where the visitor can list specific items that are being sought.
Joe Massey, owner and founder of ATD Marketing, truly believes that these web-sites should be utilized by their visitors to build a community that can be enjoyable for the antique and history enthusiast as well as being a full and complete resource for individuals looking to travel to these great states in search of the perfect antique piece or a great family get away. “Providing our visitors with information on hotels, tourist attractions, dining venues, historical sites and out-of-the-way places is a fantastic way to promote these great States”, says Eryn Massey, Special Promotions Manager for ATD Marketing.