Get to Know LewisTalk’s Four Sister Sites across Western Washington

School Supply Drive Chehalis
Students unload a truck load of school supplies for the Chehalis School District's homeless students.

LewisTalk provides Lewis County residents with positive news and information about the people, businesses and organizations that make Lewis County a great place to live, work and play. But did you know that LewisTalk is one of five NorthAmericaTalk community social networks serving Western Washington?

ThurstonTalk remains the largest of the networks and was the first. Nearly three years ago, founders Dan Jones, Martin McElliott, Stephen Backholm and Amy Rowley realized the model they created in Thurston County could be replicated in other communities across the region.

Chehalis Farmers Market vendor
LewisTalk tells stories about businesses and community members alike, including mainstays like the Chehalis Farmers Market.

The digital media company surveyed other communities across Western Washington and identified a need for similar sites.

In January of 2014, the four founders launched NorthAmericaTalk, the parent company that would serve as the umbrella for three new sites: GraysHarborTalk, WhatcomTalk and SouthSoundTalk.

By partnering with local community managers, sales teams and freelance writers, NorthAmericaTalk has been able to successfully expand its reach across the I-5 corridor and beyond.

“We knew what we had created with ThurstonTalk was special and that other communities would benefit from having an alternative to traditional media,” says Rowley.

“Plus, our advertisers were clamoring for us to expand to other markets where they also operate,” adds McElliott.

After measuring the success of GraysHarborTalk, WhatcomTalk and SouthSoundTalk, NorthAmericaTalk launched its fifth site, LewisTalk, in October 2015.

As NorthAmericaTalk continues to grow, the team plans to launch sites in other communities in Washington State and across the United States, providing dynamic, local content for readers and targeted advertising opportunities for growing businesses.

School Supply Drive Chehalis
LewisTalk tells positive stories about the community, for instance students helping to unload a truck of school supplies for the Chehalis School District’s homeless students.

“We have identified more than 250 communities across the nation and have purchased the digital assets to roll out these sites,” adds Jones.

If you enjoy reading content on LewisTalk, we encourage you to take a look at the stories our other sites have to offer. Maybe you live in Olympia but work in Tacoma. Visit SouthSoundTalk for information regarding restaurants worth checking out on your lunch break. Taking a trip to the coast this summer? Scan GraysHarborTalk for ideas of things to see and do during your stay.

As NorthAmericaTalk continues to grow and expand its reach across Western Washington and beyond, we’re excited to highlight and share positive stories about the people, businesses and organizations that define each community and makes them unique.

LewisTalk is a digital media company sharing positive stories about people, places and businesses in Lewis County. LewisTalk offers content marketing and online options to advertise in Centralia, Chehalis, and beyond. Advertise with LewisTalk to reach your target market, grow your brand, and measure results.

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