OUR TRANSITION TO TOTAL LOCAL IS COMPLETE
New Ownership & New Location
Many changes happened over the past couple of years at Total Local, formerly CRG Directories. All of them for the better! We recently changed ownership, moved locations in Eaton Rapids, and have several new staff members. In addition, we’ve become a full-service marketing agency, adding website hosting and online marketing services. Things are going so well that, in 2020, we are added and this year we are adding four more new Community Resource Guides and new value-added content to all of our directories
New Ownership, Staff & Location
As many of you know, our former owner, Ed Shotwell, retired in December of 2017 after 25 years establishing and growing CRG Directories. In 2018, we started the transition to new ownership. Prior to Ed’s Retirement, Teresa Miller began to work with Total Local/CRG Directories, as a consultant, through her Website Hosting and Marketing Agency, Agile T Marketing, based in Stockbridge, Michigan. Many of her clients at Agile T Marketing were already advertising with Total Local, and many of Total Local’s advertisers were becoming clients of the agency as well. So, purchasing the business seemed like a mutually beneficial and natural transition. Teresa Miller became the sole owner of Total Local on July 8, 2019 and merged Agile T Marketing with Total Local in 2020.
During the transition, many of our staff members have changed. Our former office manager, Sue Steward, retired. Our long term account executives, Mike West and Deb Lyon, have pursued new opportunities. However, David Edmonds has stayed in his vital roles of production manager and creative director.
Many of you have already met our new account executives, Kim Frarey and Dan Trubak. Kim’s territory includes the small towns where we have directories surrounding Lansing. Dan’s territory includes the small towns surrounding Ann Arbor, Jackson, and Battle Creek. Cassie Ewing is our graphic artist and online project manager. Having worked at Agile T Marketing prior to the transition, Jenny Black is our writer. We’re fortunate to have a talented and enthusiastic staff to assist with all your marketing needs.
With new ownership, we decided we needed a fresh new office space. Our new location at 117 E. Knight Street, is still in Eaton Rapids. The new location is handicap accessible and provides more space for meeting with clients. To visit our office, please park in the public lot behind PNC Bank. We are across Knight Street on the first floor of the historic home, along the river just west of the bridge. If you need handicap parking, you’re welcome to park behind the building.