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Getting to Know Yelp Coastal Virginia


What does Yelp do?

Yelp is an app and website that connects people with great local businesses – anything from restaurants, bars and spas to plumbers, mechanics, even dentists! The Yelp community is made up of engaged locals who connect online and in person to share their opinions about local businesses.

What sets you apart from other community apps?

We’re more than just a website/app! We have a community that meets offline too! The Yelp Elite Squad is a community of Yelpers who are passionate about supporting the local businesses in Coastal Virginia. They embody the local-loving spirit of Yelp – both online and off – and are always eager to discover new businesses and to help others do the same. Elites are a diverse group that span a wide range of ages, incomes, and education levels. It’s free to join – just visit yelp.com/elite!

Where are you located?

Yelp is available in 32 countries and there are more than 130 markets worldwide that have a vibrant Yelp community with a Community Manager like the one we have in the 757. You can download Yelp for free on both iOS and Android.

What is a Yelp Community Manager? 

It’s my job to grow the local Yelp community here, both online and off. I keep my finger on the pulse of what’s hot in the 757, and connect our community with the best it has to offer. Part of that job includes throwing events, writing weekly newsletters, showcasing local businesses on our social media channels, educating business owners on Yelp’s free tools, and much more!What do you love most about what you do?

I love getting to meet and support the locals and business owners who make Coastal Virginia such an incredible place to live! I have a lot of creative flexibility and my job has nothing to do with selling ads. I can take the time to learn the business owner’s story and come up with creative (and free) ways to collaborate and connect with the Yelp Community based on what is the best fit for the business I’m working with.


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