Destinations in Rural Communities: How Will We Find You?

tallThere are many wonderful destinations for inhabitants and visitors to rural communities. Have you visited a rural community and wanted to know ‘the best place’ to eat, fish, buy local art, have a great glass of wine … and more?  Before social media, we all relied on chatting up a ‘local’ about their favorite places and that worked out very well for that time. The only drawback to that was that you got only one person’s opinion on where to go and what to do or see.  With the advent of Social Media, you can now find out just about anything a community has to offer,  how people rate different establishments, hidden treasures and out of the way, non touristy things to see and do!

We would like to introduce a new friend to Southern Idaho Rural Development, Colton J. Townsend of Tall Town Design.  Below is his bio and what he and his partner, Connor Talbott have to offer your small business.



Colton J. Townsend

Colton J. Townsend and his lifelong friend Connor Talbott grew up in a cozy little town in eastern Washington called Waitsburg (it’s near Walla Walla). They went to college together at Washington State University and lived together as roommates in the big city (Seattle) for a while. Colton worked at a corporation that provides websites and online marketing/advertising services for the automotive industry while in Seattle. There, he was able to attain valuable insight into how big players market themselves effectively online. After growing tired of the dull city life, Colton and Connor decided to apply the skills and know-how of online marketing to a business focused on serving rural towns (like Waitsburg, their hometown)! That business is called Tall Town Design.


Connor Talbott

Tall Town Design offers website design services and digital marketing consultation to organizations in rural areas throughout the Northwest. Their aim is to provide small business owners with a means to take control of their online presence and succeed in today’s digital world. They optimize everything to provide affordable and appropriate websites for rural businesses.

(Colton will be presenting an outline at SIRD’s next Board of Directors meeting on Oct 27, 2016 which outlines how any small business can set a foundation using FREE services to establish their “online marketing foundation”. After the presentation has been shared at the SIRD Board Meeting, you will be able to view a copy  here on our WebBlog – a link will be provided)


Colton’s presentation to our SIRD Board of Directors will outline a plan for any small business, regardless of industry, to prepare for a successful online marketing foundation. There are many wonderful destinations for inhabitants and visitors in rural communities that aren’t effectively communicated online. Their goal is to fix that.

Colton J. Townsend / Owner and Director of Sales / 5095926407

Tall Town Design



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