Community Guides

Connect • Promote • Discover

You may think of Total Local’s Community Resource Guides as just phone books. But, actually Total Local, headquartered in Eaton Rapids, is the only Michigan-based directory publisher, exclusively serving small towns surrounding Ann Arbor, Lansing, Jackson, and Battle Creek. We distribute 19 different Community Resource Guides to approximately 400,000 U.S. Postal residences and business in 40 different communities. In the front of our guides, you’ll find community, school, library, government, and chamber information, as well as maps, a list of area churches, and numbers for local organizations and clubs.

Partnering with Chambers of Commerce

In fact, we have a long history of partnering with local chambers to highlight their members. Each chamber member receives a complimentary bold listing in the white pages with the chamber logo next to their business. Chambers often distribute Total Local Community Resource Guides as part of their community outreach efforts. By partnering with Chambers of Commerce and community organizations, our guides can be used as a valuable community marketing tool.

Not only do we put a supply of our Community Resource Guides in each town’s Libraries, Hospitals or Health Centers, Hotels, and Grocery Stores, our guides also go to every mailbox in a zip code through Every Door Direct Mail. However, unlike a postcard mailer, most people keep their Community Resource Guide all year. People look forward to new issues coming out and often call or stop by if, for some reason, they haven’t received their issue.

Open House & Grand Re-Opening

Looking forward to 2020, we’re launching two new Community Resource Guides, one for the Haslett/Okemos area and one for Howell/Pinckney, bringing our total up to 21 directories.

We also aim to add even more community information to the front of the Total Local Community Resource Guides, such as historical information, community calendars, trail maps, and other information. With this expanded section, we hope to make our guides even more useful as a community resource.

Thank you to all of you who joined us on October 15 for our Open House! It was good to meet all of you, introduce new staff, unveil our new logo, and announce the addition of our Howell – Pinckney and Haslett – Okemos Total Local Resource Guides in 2020! For more information on our new book format and additional marketing services, Download Our Media Kit!

Our Community Resource Guides feature:

• Newly expanded local & federal government information
• Information about area schools
• Information about your local chambers of commerce
• Service times and information for local churches
• Information about local clubs & organizations
• A complete community & business directory
• Plus, our directories are mailed to every address via USPS

Interested in advertising your business in one or more of our Community Resource Guides? Give our office a call at 517-663-2405 and we’ll have one of our experienced Account Executives schedule an appointment to meet with you.