TakeExit93.com began in 2013 as a free website offering business listings in the Bolivar to Zoar area, along with an emphasis on “Shop, Play, Stay.” Originally the brainchild of Kynsey Wilson, the idea behind the theme was to offer businesses a local network, while giving local residents as complete a list of businesses and things to do in the area as possible, without charging for exposure.
Good websites, however, like most things, take time and dollars. Knowing that the TakeExit93 area is so full of adventurous destinations, and wanting to emphasize all these touring possibilities, the site evolved toward directing visitors to a larger area via paid sponsorships in late 2014.
That time period included “mini sites” inside TakeExit93.com for each business sponsor. It was a MONSTER site that also included articles – very magaziney and jam-packed with content. Sponsorship couldn’t keep up with the volume of work needed to constantly update sponsors and listings while still showcasing all the great things happening in the community on such a large, all-encompassing site.
Justin Wallace took over main sponsorship in 2016, and the decision was made to return to our roots of “Shop, Play, Stay.” In early 2017 we did just that! The site still brought you timely information about local festivals and events, and continued to showcase the main attractions you look for when you step off I-77 at Exit 93.
In early 2019 the decision was made to conclude the TakeExit93.com project.
The Designer Behind the TakeExit93 Project:
Holly Thouvenin (Print & Web Design) Holly has been an active volunteer representing community for over 20 years. Her work with Bolivar Main Street Association, Zoar Community Association, Zoar Zone, Ohio Historical Society, Tusky Valley Football Parents Group, City of Canton Schools and sports programs, SWING neighborhood group and more, encompasses a wide variety of projects in both digital and print media. She now offers her talents in web design, newsletters, ad and brochure design as professional services. www.takeexit93.com was just one example of Holly’s work. Contact Holly.