Connects Columbus Is Going To Change The Way You Experience The City

There is a new way to experience all of the wonderful things that Columbus has to offer.

A new small business loyalty program has launched in the capital city, helping to connect local business and customers in an exciting way.

Connects Columbus, a web app, will direct users to specials and exclusive offers from all types of vendors around the city, using geolocation services on smartphones.

So how does this affect you? Well, long gone are the days of indecisiveness or fear of trying new places. Connects Columbus takes the risk out of discovering new and exciting things.

The system has already launched, with 100 local merchants lined up for the beta period. Offers are available around several neighborhoods, including Campus, Clintonville, Downtown, German Village, the Short North, and more.

The Connects Columbus webpage offers deals and savings for local businesses throughout the city.

The website offers four simple steps toward discovering a new local business to love:

1. View the map of offers across Columbus and near you.
2. Visit any location pinned on the map
3. Tap the button to pull up your card
4. Show it to the cashier when you’re checking out

Jaqueline Rinehardt, CEO of Connects Columbus and Tim Wolf Starr, Founder of the SBB at the Connects Columbus Launch Party, November 30 2017.

“This service grew out of my own frustration with finding new places to try with my friends,” said Jacqueline Rinehardt, CEO of Connects Columbus. “Over the past several months, I’ve worked to assemble the offers and team to meet the needs of other consumers looking for an easier way to find the best Columbus has to offer.”

Connects Columbus offers a discovery and loyalty program for local businesses and was developed through a collaboration between Catch, CD102.5, and Taivara Labs – a consortium of businesses leveraging local initiatives, media, and technology to address market needs.

It’s a new year, everybody, so let’s do some new things.

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