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This year marks the first year the #UP200 Sled Dog Races have been cancelled due mild & melty temperatures just prior to the starting date... #woofthat! :(

Local traditions are marvelous for community but sometimes the weather gets in the way.

wheels are to rocks what sleds are to snow, eh?!

What if next year, or later this year... we round-up some volunteers to swippity-swap from snow to rocks?!

Here's a read you can find using SearchMarquette.NET

~May all good mutts still get their treats and struts!~



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#1 Local Entrepreneur Discovers How YOUR Online Shopping Can Add Value to Our Economy

Be The Change For No Additional Cost And No Extra Clicks

Born and raised in Marquette County Michigan, Garrett Paquette is a Yooper at the heart of the Upper Peninsula. "Personally I've always envisioned this area to be like a 'hub' of activity, particularly, value adding community leaders, employees, tradespeople and merchants who connect our 'spokes' to the rest of the world by buying and bringing goods and services not previously readily available here..."

" an Entrepreneur, I love adding value."

During the past decade, Garrett has received his Bachelors in Entrepreneurship from the College of Business at NMU, pursued multiple business ideas, and continued to refine his practices and knowledge to continue building value infrastructure within Marquette County.

Today, G wants to focus on his online venture SearchMarquette.NET

A ready-to-use local crowd-sourced content website with the purpose to showcase Marquette County media, businesses, recreations, and informations all in one place for your internet convenience. Combining relevant content for locals, visitors, and those seeking to travel Marquette, the site itself becomes a hub for pass-through traffic... (it's at this point ignorant smart asses make the comments like 'why not just use "Facebook/Groups/Pages"' and they are part of the problem in today's world of consumer ignorance...)

More value can still be found locally. You as the consumer must be the one to remember to search local first, wherever that may be! Capturing value from website traffic is the primary driving element behind SearchMarquette sustainability and overall impact on the local economy.



#2 Locally Owned Website Collects Community-Driven Commissions

How To Enhance Local Economies by Shopping Online

Trusted internet sources put the average amount people spend on Amazon per year within the range of $600-1400. SearchMarquette, as an Amazon Associate, could earn about 2% commission per qualified purchase. Simply put, using these numbers to forecast, if 20,000 people in Marquette County simply clicked-through the special links provided before they shop the collective result would be in the range of $240K-560K in commission profit before taxes.

Furthermore, should the community pull together and collaborate with Garrett's endeavor, we could duplicate the process not only for every other U.P. county, but this joint-venture funneling initiative can be duplicated across the states by other local entrepreneurs with similar ambitions. Similar to a franchise but without all the legalese. Properly channeled, the commissions and potential ad revenues from the continued operation of this SearchMarquette Method could passively bring Marquette County an additional +$1M per year in taxable income.

Revenue like this in Marquette County would make world's of differences to all kinds of current economic challenges and personal difficulties.

For the sake of dreaming big, let's say the population of Michigan is aware of SearchMarquette.Net and throughout THIS year every one of the 8 milllion people with internet access click-through the site and purchase $600 in things from Amazon...

At 2% commission on $600 spent this year individually by 8 million people (2.4% of US Population) the result is $96,000,000 in commissions kept locally ;)

#3 Shopping Online Creates Commissions for Locally Owned Business

eCommerce Entrepreneurship Enhances Everyone's Economy

Having a resource like SearchMarquette.NET can help set-up great future activities for our members and fellow community members! A income-stream from active online shoppers can fund local scholarships, donations, and more.

It is recommendable to think of this online marketplace ("Marquette-Place") as:

a year round digital craft show


a virtual daily farmer's market

Connecting local sellers and growers to a world wide web of buyers and eaters.

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What Do You Think of SearchMarquette?

  • I love it and use it often adding my own local content, too!

  • Didn't bother reading, why am I here?

  • I read it. I still don't understand

  • I think I'm actually impressed, but I'm not in Marquette, MI



Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Op-Ed On Local Love...

Let's face facts. We ALL shop online at some point or another. Whether we strongly support our local businesses with occasional cash mobs and cliquey "community" group gift card rackets or simply shop small every Saturday, we all end up doing some shopping online... and you're even allowed to use any branded prepaid debit cards to shop your favorite online eGift Cards.

Maybe we put in some effort to discover local suppliers or browse a storefront inventory to find only that they don't carry that brand or have that item in stock at the moment. Sure, we ask around, we explore local webstores online, we ultimately SEARCH for what we are looking for using various methods to arrive at an actionable decision to purchase something online from a second-party vendor or direct-to-consumer internet retailer. More often than not, that decision to buy online leads to our local online business economy losing sales.

"...that's business, eh? WRONG!"

As a student "web master" for the past decade I've learned how to design and develop websites that deliver quality content original to viewers like you. Along with that goal of unique media presentation online, I want to monetize my website(s) in a way that is professional and effective. A business model that gives back to those customers who give my business their purchases and praises. The end goal is to provide up-to-date local content and web resources for daily traffic.

Shopping IS Psychological so Be More Logical and Less Psycho...

Getting things direct as a consumer is fantastic. Buying things knowing the proceeds contribute locally is fulfilling. Shopping online enables the benefit of seemingly endless options to choose from at the tip of your fingers and the blink of an eye. Society trains all of us to know how to shop online for the best of the best. Knowing where to shop online is what can make this activity an economically viable one that generates ongoing local value IF you can accept to change your shopping habits. Changing your behaviors to align with this concept I'm describing could be priceless to local entrepreneurs and economic balance as a whole.

Seem epic? It is...

Don't Let Ease Become Ignorance

As an online shopper, shopping online, all you have to do is click or tap to get the offer online. Did you know that there may be local sellers, resellers and affiliate marketers promoting exactly what you're looking for online?! Because Marquette business owners and web entrepreneurs are competing with an oversaturated third-party B2B market and customers have their own choice of apps and shopping portals, genuine local offers often go overlooked, or in the least, under appreciated.

No longer. SearchMQT is here.

Modern Ecommerce's Model for Local Small Business Attrition

The problem is that we all have so many options to accomplish our goals online. And multiple corporate solutions' monopolies that vacuum our collective data(s) and profile information's. Regardless, whether by Murphy's Law or hard factual statistics about business success and local shopping pride vs. action; local businesses continue to seek customers online and local customers continue to seek the products or services businesses online offer.

The highest valued websites are those that a) bring people together, b) provide for transactional processes to occur which enable fees per purchase to accrue millions in revenue and c) create a Marquette Place center for those people together to get something back for their "self-posted-content-contributions". Yeah. That thing you scroll infinitely is just a list with an algorithm.

Layer on top of that the cookies we all accept to allow our personal information and data to be transferred and tracked between websites. Personally, I'm okay with that.

Not where the value goes

Again, it's all these options, that are undoubtedly a solution for some problems local small businesses face, but I see all these options diverging our collective commercial authorities. Essentially, divesting our resources to outsourced entities who have no reinvestments back to our community other than what that singular local paid for the third-party service to make of it what they can as a lone business operator, or rather, less than what a greater combined local community effort like Search~Marquette might be with your support and participation.

A Local Marquette Place Online

Help reach the local Marquette audience around us on an ACTUALLY LOCAL, beneficial place! A place online that local sellers, marketers, and buyers like you can align together within our online shopping journeys. Custom Pages. Website Backlinks. Sponsored Articles. Rev-Share Ad Network. Affiliate Members. eCommerce Solutions and Resources Online. This community website can create content channels to capture commissions and contribute value back to Marquette today. Your awareness starts now. Read more if you're interested.

The 'Where and How' Answered

When you shop online, your choice is a pivotal factor in determining HOW the profit margins are distributed and WHERE the commissions end up... Help #keepcommissionslocal and start your online shopping journey "locally" at the Marquette Place. This local content showcase website is bringing together Marquette news, favorites, requests and recommendations all-in-one convenient to search "Marquette" place. As members and partners participate, so to will the content featuring over 2000 keyword triggered local search promotions and web partner offers.

Custom Design. County in Mind

This brief article is about why simply choosing to shop online using the SearchMarquette website and web solutions is of benefit to our local Marquette COUNTY economy. Bringing the endless options of the internet together for your convenience to browse through in a county-branded-concept. Interest based ads, enhanced custom search engine and localized content marketing are some of the sustainable methods used to fund overhead expenses and ongoing operations. From the security of your mobile devices anywhere there is internet,

Why post all your content to corporate social media?

Using top web solutions, tools and resources to collect, protect and present local content online, starting early 2022, Marquette, Michigan has an upgraded web portal to browse the internet which brings together the best local deals, info, specials, coupons, and other online only offers. Search Local First. Bookmark the SearchMarquette.NET homepage now or Add it to your mobile Homescreen for quick access daily! The more you use the site the better it will get.

As a local content database that accepts user-generated content, #SearchMQT Shared Gallery and other Member Sections allows members to add content like albums of photos, videos with link-in-bio capability, comments, gifs and other media creations about Marquette. These creations can be credited to copyrighted professional owners or DIY sole proprietors and other local web entrepreneurs like me. Appropriate aliases accepted. Content is moderated for quality.

Where web solutions and how to make a difference locally meet...