is Live - Find a Local Shop, Service, or School

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Three months ago,, the web directory that helps consumers shop (and study) local by connecting them with businesses and schools in their communities, announced a planned launch date of May, 2012. After delaying the launch to refine the site's look and make sure social media connections were well integrated, the administrators are delighted to announce that USseek is live at last!

Why visit The web directory is designed to help consumers connect with local businesses and service providers so that they can "shop local" and help their communities grow. Users can search by state, or further narrow the field to the specific city or region where they live or work. They can also share their search results on Facebook and Twitter, or become site members and submit the local shops and services they love to visit.

But isn't just about shopping. Recognizing that there is a great market for people either just out of high school or re-entering the workforce looking for entry-level medical training programs, like EMT or CNA courses, CEO Wes Mayder has made local schools and training institutes a secondary focus of the site.

"Emergency medical technicians and certified nursing assistants are always in need," Mayder says. "Our goal is to help people find the right program for them, ideally in their own city. Education can be a locally sourced if you know where to look."

Site owners, also, are invited to visit The site invites business owners and administrators to submit their websites to the directory at no cost, so they can better connect with consumers in their own communities. To ensure that the directory is free of scams and spam, all such submissions are vetted by the same team responsible for, a site where car shoppers and aficionados can get reviews and quotes on new vehicles. The sites that are ultimately accepted into the USseek directory will be established, solid pages with robust infrastructures and a minimum of hard-sell tactics.

While many web directories exist, most try to be incredibly broad in their scope. USSeek has committed to focusing solely on American shops, services, and schools, providing a local flavor that an international community might lack. The rating system, also, makes the directory interactive, rather than passive, and lets users have a voice in which local businesses are doing the best job with their online information and sales.

As Wes Mayder reminds us, "It's easy to tell people to 'buy American' or 'shop local,' but it's difficult to do that if you don't know what the best local options are. With, people can search local and get great results."

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