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TheLocalProject Mission: To build a better Internet at the local level.

  • Local – belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood:
  • Project – an individual or collaborative enterprise planned and designed to achieve a particular aim:
  • Mission – a purpose, strongly felt aim, ambition, or calling: 

TheLocalProject is a crowdsourcing initiative to advance the local Internet, to “better connect local consumers with local businesses”.

Key objectives are to:

  •  Compile the best local information into one place,
  •  Give local consumers control over what information they see,
  •  Equip local businesses with interactive technologies,
  •  Promote local commerce & improved community interaction.
Each of these objectives are accomplished through the efforts of local people who form a “Local Team” within their community. Local Teams coordinate their activities with the ultimate goal to establish a “local area network” (LAN) within the community. TheLocalProject is spearheaded by ENet Business, LLC (ENet Technologies), a 20+ year old digital technology company with capabilities in application and software development, web development, search optimization, and digital marketing services. ENet has made the commitment to provide the technology services necessary to develop and maintain TheLocalProject platform.

Many on ENet’s team were early pioneers in the web localization space and have joined forces to form TheLocalProject, develop the functionality, promote sales & marketing, and establish the field force.

TheLocalProject effort began as a discussion in fall of 2015. The first round of development began in early 2016 with the first beta mobile app released in July, 2016. The resulting branded CONNECTLocal mobile app July of 2018. Localizing the United States is a BIG TASK, our expansion is continuously creating opportunities for motivated individuals to join the marketing effort to build and oversee territory. From coast-to-coast we’re looking for thousands of ambitious People from every US community who share our mission.

Find out how you can ‘Join the TEAM’!

TheLocalProject Management Team

George Bogle Jr.

George Bogle serves as ENet’s President, heading the company’s day-to-day operations. He is a successful entrepreneur, establishing his first company, Aire-Master Industries from 1976 to 1990. In 1990, Mr. Bogle sold Aire-Master and joined United Insurance Companies, Inc.’s (UICI) healthcare division. He eventually joined ITT-Hartford as Area Vice President and ultimately worked 6 years in the insurance industry. He entered the Internet technology field in 1996, forming ENet’s predecessor company where he continues today.

Nooruddin Paracha

Nooruddin (Noor) Paracha serves as the company’s Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Paracha’s education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science. He has received numerous honors ranging from awards for Speech Recognition Software, Speech Recognition and Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence in Machines, OCR and Image Processing, and several Scholarships of Merit. Mr. Paracha is a member of IEEE and AOPA and is proficient in today’s popular programming languages. He overseeing all phases of ENet’s software development from planning through completion.

Rick Mark

Richard Mark joined ENet at inception. Mr. Mark serves as the Production and Graphic Department Administrator, as well as oversees all of ENet’s websites. As an artist, Mr. Mark is experienced in all phases of website development, Internet imaging, along with multimedia and streaming video technology. Mr. Mark’s vision and leadership are responsible for most of the design formulation and composition found at ENet. With his awareness of Internet trends, Mr. Mark continues to keep ENet at the forefront of the industry.


The Dashboard is a secure location for managing all your CONNECTLocal applications from your desktop or favorite tablet. This includes:

  1. Your Company Profile
  2. You VIP Subscribers
  3. Offers & Specials Builder
  4. MobileCONNECT Message Creator
  5. MobileCONNECT Inbox
  6. Mobile Connect Sent Messages
  7. MobileCONNECT SMS Setting
  8. Access Help Videos
  9. Access How-to Information for building and using your VIP List
  10. Access print collateral to promote SMS Subscriber signups.
  11. And Much more…

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Desktop Inbox

Your MobileCONNECT Inbox is the place to view, manage, and reply to, inbound messages.

When a User sends a text message to your business it appears in the Dashboard Inbox. This allows you to respond to messages from any desktop PC.

Simply open your Dashboard to the Inbox and let it run in the background. Your computer will audibly ring every 7 seconds whenever a new message arrives.

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VIP Subscriber List

The VIP Subscriber List is where you can view and manage your Subscribers.

There are 3 ways Users can join your list:

  1. Clicking the Connect Icon on your company profile.
  2. SMS Keyword Signup
  3. Direct Entry

Clicking the message icon next to a particular Subscriber allows you to send a 1to1 message to that Subscriber.

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Free In-App Messaging

MobileCONNECT allows you to send unlimited In-App messages absolutely free.

In-App messages can be sent with Push Notification so that Users are notified of the new message regardless if they have the CONNECTLocal App open or closed.

Be sure to encourage your new Subscribers to download the CONNECTLocal app so they can access all the features in their community.

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Broadcast Messaging

Regardless if your list has 10 Subscribers or thousands, you can broadcast a message to the entire list at once.

You choose if you want to send to the list In-App only which is 100% free or if you would like to send via text message. (SMS message rates apply)

In-App messages have the option to send with a Push Notification so users are notified in a similar manner they would when sent via text message.

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1to1 Messaging

MobileCONNECT allows you to send 1to1 messages to any Subscriber on your list.

This is perfect for service industries such as:

Mechanics – send a message letting your customer know their car is ready to be picked up.

HVAC or Plumber – Let your customer know the service tech is on their way.

Lawyer – Let your client know their papers are ready to be picked up or a court date has been set.

Or maybe just wish your best customer a Happy Birthday.

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Connect Icon

The Connect icon is show in the CONNECTLocal app on your business profile.

Clicking the Connect Icon allows users to join your VIP list without having to SMS text your keyword.

Once connected, your business is immediately added to the User’s Connections List inside the CONNECTLocal App.

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Keyword Signup

The keyword signup allows Users to join your VIP List by texting your Keyword to either 844-307-3500 or 866-866-7109.

For example, if you were a pizza shop your keyword might be “PIZZA”. Whenever a User texts the word PIZZA to 844-307-3500 or 866-866-7109 they are automatically added to your VIP list.

New Subscribers are auto-sent your custom “Welcome Message” and are also invited to download the CONNECTLocal app. When Subscribers download the app they receive better access to their community and you are able to send them in-app messages for FREE!

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Direct Signup

The Direct Entry function of the VIP Connect List allows you to manually add a new member to your list.

Are you a mechanic? Why not ask your customer if they would like to receive a text message when their car is ready?

Retail Shop – Ask your customers at checkout if they would like to receive your specials and discounts.

Service Tech – Ask your customers if they would like to get a text message when the repairman is on the way.

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After-Hours Message

As much as we would like to service our customers 24 hours a day, we all need to sleep.

The After-Hours Autoresponder automatically sends your custom “after-hours” message whenever a customer tries to reach you outside your business hours.

The After-Hours Message provides an immediate response letting customers know you will be getting back to them on the next business day.

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Message Pause

There will be times during the course of the work day that you will be unable to immediately respond to new customer messages.

In those cases, you can set the “Pause” feature to manage your incoming messages and automatically send Users a custom “Unavailable” message. Your custom message let’s users know you have received their message and you intend to reply back soon.

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Number Cloaking

Reasons we can’t text most businesses include business owners do not want to give out their personal phone number or carry two different phones.

MobileCONNECT keeps your personal phone number private. When you send customers a text message it is processed through our system and delivered from a phone number in our pool. When the User responds, our system keeps track and relays the message back to you.

This allows you to receive and send messages without revealing your personal number

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In-App Text Icon

CONNECTLocal Users simply browse the directory to find businesses they can message in their area.

Businesses that accept inbound messages are identified by the “Text US” icon notifying Users they can receive a text.

Users simply click the Text Icon to open the message window.

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Individual Addressing

When sending out broadcast messages, each message can be personalized to each Subscriber.

This personalization lets the Subscriber know you are communicating directly with them.

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No Cross-Talk

No Cross-talk prevents Subscribers from seeing replies from other Subscribers.

When sending out broadcast messages, each message is individually sent to each Subscriber.

Unlike standard group messaging, this insures when recipients reply only you will receive a copy of their response.

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