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Northwest Houston To Have Local Community App For Residents And Visitors

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May 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information,
Contact: Barbara Thomason, President
281-440-4160, BarbaraT@HoustonnNWChamber.org
 
 
Northwest Houston To Have Local Community App For Residents And Visitors

Northwest Houston, Spring, Klein, Cypress Creek Community—The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with zCivic, a division of Bar-Z Mobile, is launching a mobile application and web solution for the Northwest Houston area: “Discover NW Houston”. The new mobile solution will provide a wealth of information about the Northwest Houston area to be utilized by residents, businesses and visitors. This app and responsive website will engage users with multimedia business listings, coupons/deals, social media integration, news, events and interactive features. This will be a community app, not a Chamber app.
 
Why is the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce moving forward with this mobile app partnership? The average adult picks up their mobile phone, for various uses, over 150 times a day. People spend over 5 hours a day using their phones and nearly 90% of locals and travelers alike own and use a smartphone device. Mobile is the perfect way to connect with the public.
 
“Our goal,” says Barbara Thomason, President of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, “is to make this THE APP for the Northwest Houston area and for it to serve as the central source of information. We realized in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that there were many good sources for information, but there were a number of different places one had to go to access it. It is our goal to be able to push out emergency communications as well as valuable community news specific to the Northwest Houston region.”

Discover NW Houston will formally launch in late July and serve four purposes: 1) Promotion of businesses with featured articles, images/videos, GPS navigation, shop local programs, and digital loyalty cards. 2) Promotion of the benefits of working, living and visiting our community. 3) Creating unity and definition of our Northwest Houston community. 4) Proactively informing people of upcoming events, local news and announcements.
 
zCivic has begun visiting with Northwest Houston business and organizations to help onboard this mobile solution. All businesses and residents may be listed within the app at no cost. Businesses interested in using the app as a marketing tool may call Peter Coulter at (281) 782-5262 to set up an appointment. For more information, email: peter.coulter@bar-z.com.
 
About Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce is a 44-year old association serving the interests of business and the community of northwest Harris County. For more information about the Chamber, call (281) 440-4160 or visit: www.HoustonNWChamber.org. To learn more about the Chamber’s “Grow Northwest” Community and Economic Development Initiative, visit: www.GrowHoustonNW.com.
 
 
Contact:
Barbara Thomason, President
(281) 440-4160