HANOVER — The Hanover Township Business Directory is now live by clicking here.
A short primer showing how to use the Directory App can be found by clicking here.
The Township funded the development of this Business Directory application to help support and revitalize the businesses of Hanover Township. They hope it will make it easy for Hanover Township residents to find and support our local businesses. Future releases will add features that will support a Hanover Township Shop Local community affording promotions and special events to residents.
The application is based upon Google Maps data that is filtered to identify businesses within the Township. If you can find a particular business in a Google Maps search, it will be in our Directory app. If not, the business will be able to add it through the app.
At this time, you can search for businesses by name, address, or category/type. Results are identified on a map of the Township or in a list presented through a side panel where a host of business type subcategories can also be selected, namely:
- Building Contractors (e.g. electricians, painters, plumbers, roofers)
- Educational (e.g. primary, secondary, universities, libraries)
- Food & Drink (e.g. bakeries, bars, cafes, food delivery, restaurants, takeout)
- General Services (ATMs, banks, cemeteries, lodging, parking, pharmacies)
- Government (e.g. courthouses, fire stations, local government offices, police)
- Houses of Worship (e.g. churches, Hindu temples, mosques, synagogues)
- Personal Care (e.g. beauty salons, gyms, hair care, laundry, spas)
- Professional Services (e.g. accountants, travel agencies, doctors, dentists, finance, funeral homes, insurance agencies, lawyers, locksmiths, moving companies, physical therapists, real estate agencies, veterinarians)
- Shopping (e.g. apparel or clothing, bicycle, book, convenience, department, drug, electronics, florists, furniture, hardware, home goods, jewelry, liquor, movie rental, pet stores, shoes, shopping centers/malls, supermarkets)
- Things to Do (e.g. parks, points of interest, tourist attractions)
- Transportation & Vehicles (e.g. airport, auto repair, bus stations, car dealers, car rentals, car wash, gas stations, taxis)
A specific business can be selected by clicking on its icon location presented on the map that brings up an info pop-up. The pop-up info includes a link to the business’s website, a street view, means to submit suggested edits of information, and directions to that business. The app also supports links to the Hanover Township’s website, the Municipal Directory, and a means to submit feedback and suggestions in the side panel.
They are announcing the launch on the Township’s website, via social media such as Facebook and Nextdoor, at Hanover Township Day in September, at a Business-to-Business event that the Township plans to host in November, and through other outlets.